The National Association of Cattle Foot Trimmers has created a professional register.
The National Association of Cattle Foot Trimmers (NACFT), the UK’s trade representative body for professional cattle foot trimmers, has announced the creation of the Register of
Cattle Foot Trimmers.
Although created by the NACFT, the register will be autonomous, acting independently from the NACFT with its own powers, identity and website.
NACFT Vet Liaison Officer and Committee Member, Sotirios Karvountzis, said “We have beenlistening hard to welfare groups, the AHDB Mobility Steering Group, supermarkets and milkwholesalers and we felt it was important to set up an independent advisory and disciplinary body to represent and help protect the interests of milk producers.
“As an association we have always believed only properly qualified foot trimmers should be trimming the nation’s herds but a professional register of properly qualified foot trimmers that farmers couldrefer to and communicate with in this day and age, is very prescient.”
All fully licensed cattle foot trimmers must take a bi-annual industry-recognised Check Day exam to remain fully qualified and current. According to Mr Karvountzis this exam and the creation of the Register of Cattle Foot Trimmers will further set a bench mark of quality and confidence on which farmers, welfare groups and all other interested parties will be able to rely.