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AGM & MEMORIAL FOR MR DECLAN KELLY (R.I.P.)

The Annual General Meeting of the ICFTA will be held on Saturday 18th November at 2.00 pm at the Arklow Bay Hotel in Arklow, Co Wicklow.

We are looking forward to meeting all our Members

There will be a Demononstration of Hoof Trimming & various Crates on Saturday morning and a meeting of the late Declan Kellys collegues and friends at Joe McGraths Farm, Knockenrahan, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. All are welcome to attend from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

A Memorial Event to celebrate the life and involvement of Mr Declan Kelly (one of the Founder Members of the ICFTA) will also be held on Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m. in The Arklow Bay Hotel.  There will be a number of Guest Speakers as well as an opportunity to catch up and share memories and to make some new ones!

Everyone is welcome to attend (including partners) and refreshments will be provided on the evening,  If anyone would like to book into the Hotel, please contact the Arklow Bay Hotel directly on tel:+35340226200 or email reservations@arklowbay.com

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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ANNOUNCING WINNERS OF 2018 CALENDAR PHOTO COMPETITION!

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

Upcoming ICFTA Events

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

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2017 Committee Members

 

Coilin Walsh
Cyril Wheelock
Ned Dunphy
Liam Lynn
Martin O’Shea
Denis Foynes 
Frances Burns 

  • WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT US

    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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