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AGM & MEMORIAL FOR MR DECLAN KELLY (R.I.P.)
The ICFTA Annual General Meeting will be held on 18th November at 200 p.m. in the Arklow Bay Hotel in County Wicklow. All members are welcome to attend.
Prior to the AGM on the same day, there will be a free open demonstration by various Cattle Trimmers at a Farm in Arklow (more details to follow shortly) followed by anyone who would like to go to lunch!
There will also be a Memorial the same evening in the Arklow Bay Hotel in memory of Mr Declan Kelly (r.i.p.). There will be invited Guest Speakers followed by Food and Drinks in the hotel.
Anyone who wishes to book a room at the hotel should contact the Arklow Bay Hotel on 0402 26200.
For any further information, please contact me on 086 1074405 – Trish
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.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Photo Competition for the upcoming 2018 Calendar…there were over 60 photograph entries and they were all magnificent!
Our Independent Judge has now cast the final vote and the three winning pictures are below (Judges decision is final).
There were an additional nine photographs chosen by our Independent Judge to feature in the Calendar and all entrants will receive a Free ICFTA 2018 Calendar.
We will be in touch shortly with the winners to award their cash prizes! Well done to everyone who entered
ICFTA TRAINING FOR MEMBERS – FACILITATOR MR PIETER KLOOSTERMAN
30TH OCTOBER – 2ND NOVEMBER – INITIAL TRAINING
3RD OCTOBER – CHECK DAY
3RD OCTOBER – THEORY SESSION – P.M.
4TH OCTOBER – DIPLOMA DAY
BOOK WITH TRISH ON 086 1074405
A lot of lameness that occurs later in springtime is due to conditions that occur while animals are housed, calving, dietary factors and environmental factors e.g. housing, scrapers, cubicles etc. In order to minimise Read more
Ned Dunphy – Waterford
Cyril Wheelock – Wexford
Gerard Phibbs – Wicklow
Frances Burns – Donegal
Liam Lynn – Westmeath
Denis Foynes – Laois
James White – Wexford
Brian O’Reily – Cavan
Colin Walsh – Laois
Pat Guinnigan – Mayo
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.