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We are delighted to have AARON LAVOY coming from USA to do a workshop with us on the 2nd of Nov in Maldron Portlaoise- same day as our AGM. The workshop will start at the hotel at 2pm where Aaron will give a short presentation before heading across the road to the farm yard where he will do a variety of demonstrations. This event is FREE of charge to all ICFTA members. It will be a great opportunity for you to come along and broaden your knowledge on trimming. As […]

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Feb, 2015

Lameness awareness through calving and early spring

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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 lameness farmers need to be aware of these problems and deal with them. 1. Changes at calving • Increase movement of pedal bone due to softening of ligaments • Changes in diet • Stress • Increase in laminitis (claw disease) due to calving and change of diet 2. Management to reduce lameness (laminitis) • Gradual introduction […]

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Apr, 2014

New Feature!

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Our new website features a great new map based membership system, so you can see at a glance which ICFTA member is nearest to you! Click on the map pins for more information about each member & full contact details.

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Apr, 2014

New Website!

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Our new website is currently under construction – please bear with us as we tidy up the loose ends!

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Dec, 2013

ICFTA is a year old!

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Irish Cattle Foot trimmers association was formed in Port Laois on 1st December 2012 at the Maldron Hotel, and has grown quickly in the 12 months since. We are working hard to make the next 12 months even more successful!

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