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Upcoming ICFTA Events


  • Our Charity Event – ‘Trim for Pieta’ 15th of October 2019
  • Aaron LaVoy Workshop 2nd November 2019 @2pm Maldron Hotel Portlaoise Co. Laois – Free to ICFTA Members
  • Our AGM 2nd November 2019 @ 7pm Maldron Hotel Portlaoise Co. Laois
  • Check Days Friday 1st November and Saturday 9th November 2019
  • Diploma Day Friday 8th November 2019
  • Initial Training Monday 4th November – Thursday 7th November 2019 FRS Waterford


About The ICFTA

Irish Cattle Foot Trimmers Association was formed in December 2012 with the primary goal to help educate & train hoof trimmers to supply a quality service to customers through high standards of work, information and equipment.

We offer a group insurance scheme for all members, as well as information & check days organised for different parts of the country. Our stand at the ploughing championships helped to increase the awareness of the association and grow our first year membership, and the association continues to grow! We aim to help all hoof trimmers be successful in their work by broadening their knowledge base & keeping them updated with current practices.

Hoof trimmers registered with the Irish Cattle Foot Trimmers Association attend regular refresher, check and diploma days set up by the association. Hoof trimmers use a range of manual, hydraulic and turn-over crushes to restrain the animal while inspecting the feet. The main aim of the ICFTA is to ensure that their members supply the highest possible service to their clients for the good of animal welfare.

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2020 Committee Members


Coilin Walsh
Cyril Wheelock
Ned Dunphy
Ronan Greene
Martin O’Shea
Denis Foynes
Thomas Crawford
Tommy Cullen 

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    As a current member of the ICFTA, I think it is worth while for any hoof trimmer to join. It is great to be able to discuss all aspects of hoof care with other hoof trimmers. I am insured with Wrights Insurance through the association for which I receive a discount.  The association organise, check and diploma days for its members. I did the check day with Pieter Kloosterman this year and found this very beneficial.

    Denis Foynes,
    ICFTA Member

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