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Upcoming ICFTA Events

Closing date for applications for The Declan Kelly Hoofcare Bursary is 9th of November. Please be sure to have sent your application before this date if you wish to apply . 

  • This year we held Our National Bovine Lameness Awareness Event @ Mountbellew Agricultural College on the 13th of October. The Event was open to the public. Please keep an eye on this section for more information on our next event. Please call 086-1074405 for more information, also keep an eye on our Facebook page Irish Cattle Foot Trimmers Association.
  • Our AGM was held on the 12th of October @ The Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Oranmore, Co. Galway.  New members are always welcome.

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.

Download our free guide: Identifying Different Types of Lameness

2022 Committee Members


Coilin Walsh
Cyril Wheelock
Denis Shanahan 
Ronan Greene
Brendan Graham
Denis Foynes
Bill Bergin 
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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