dun":3qmzgnaj said:Had a 6 year old cow that the outside shell of the hoof grew over the sole. Still raised a dandy calf but she was slow getting aorund and had a hitch in her gitalong. Trimmed the foot last month she's quit the gimpy stuff but as soon as the cull cow price goes up she'll be on the kill truck.
Double R Ranch":nnc2bhvf said:Same with our show steers and the meat steers that we keep on feed on soft ground.
SmallOhioFarm":e35o1y43 said:Thank you all for answering my question
Double R Ranch":e35o1y43 said:Same with our show steers and the meat steers that we keep on feed on soft ground.
How often do you do the show and meat steers? I am guessing once maybe? Mine are always on soft bedding and I had one last year get lame front feet. He wouldn't even stand on it, we had to send it to the butcher early. I noticed it early on but didn't get the trimmer out to trim it. You could watch him and he started to walk on the back of his hoof. It got worse and worse till he just didn't want to walk any more then he had to. With this new group I was wondering If I should just do it, but it cost me $25 a head to get done? I think I should probably just watch them and only do as needed?