About Cow Care New Zealand
Cowcare is a specialist cattle hoof care company owned by Mark & Lindsey Roberts and operating in the South Island.
Mark is a professional cattle hoof trimmer and has been working in New Zealand since 2008. Typically Mark trims the feet of over 10,000 cows each dairy season.
We use a state of the art mobile hydraulic cattle crush that is purpose built for hoof trimming and enables cattle to be handled quickly, comfortably and safely. Cows remain standing in the crush and we are usually able to treat at least 50 cows between milking or upwards of 100 in a full day.
Mark undertakes regular professional development and attended his most recent check day in the UK during October 2010. These check days are run by The UK National Association of Cattle hoof trimmers and are compulsory for those who wish to attain the highest status within the industry. No such requirement exists in New Zealand however it is our policy to undertake these check days on a regular basis so as to maintain the highest possible standards.
In addition to our on farm hoof care services we also run one day practical training courses for farm staff who wish to learn or improve their skills in dealing with lame cows on their farms.
We stock a range of hoof care products and equipment at competitive prices. All of the products we sell we use ourselves either whilst hoof trimming or during in our training days.