A lifetime of dairy management experience
Decades of hoof trimming
experience in central Minnesota
Specializing in large herd dairy programs
Over 150,000 cows trimmed
Member of the Hoof Trimmers Association since 1999Click here to contact Steve
Written by Ladd Siebert
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With the price of copper sulfate escalating to more than $70 per bag, many herds are looking for alternatives to decrease footbath costs. A 90 gallon bath requires 37lbs of copper sulfate (@ $2.80 per lb) which comes to $104 per 200 cow bath, so there are now plenty of other economic options out there for footbath alternatives... Read More
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Today's hoof trimming went better than any other trimmer on this farm...ever.
This is the smoothest, quietest hoof trimming we've ever done on this farm.
I was hesitant to have a trimmer here again after my last experience. But I was pleased this time. The cattle were more comfortable and calm with the layover chute. - Andy Varner 50 cows, Holdingford, MN
I used to think most hoof trimmers were the same. What a difference. These guys do a good job at a reasonable rate. - Benny Holtz, HCL Farms, 250 cows, Little Falls MN
These guys are really easy to get along with! - Tim Krueger, Krueger Dairy, 150 cows, Cold Spring, MN
Steve does a good job. He's fast, thorough, and records what is done on each animal. He has decent moral values and is a pleasant guy to have around.
Steve comes on time and does a good job for a reasonable rate. - Dale Stangl, AllanDale Dairy, 450 cows, Pierz, MN
Our cows feet have improved greatly since Steve's Hoof Trimming started to come here. - Nels and Matt Globlirsch, Goblirsch Dairy, LLC., 300 cows, Wabasso, MN
Steve is punctual and uses his time well. He handles the cattle with out use of excessive force. We also appreciate the good communication. - Dean Marshik, 100 cows, Pierz, MN
The two week schedule has really helped our cows feet. Basically, I'm happy with everything going on.
I like the way Steve treats my cows. - Jerry Molitor, 80 cows, Foley, MN
Steve's a good hoof trimmer and he's reliable. - Joe Norman, Pine Valley Dairy, 400 cows, Pine River, MN
We really appreciate the quality job you do in looking out for the best interests of our dairy. - Chris & Donald Schueler, 300 cows, Willmar, MN
This article was written by Kerry Hoffman of New Ulm, MN. It ran in the April 28, 2007 edition of the Dairy Star paper. Kerry and her husband, Steve, live south of New Ulm, MN and milk a well managed herd of holsteins. For questions, or comments, e-mail Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve really dislikes days when the bovine pedicure technician comes to visit the cows. After his last visit, I am not so sure I really enjoyed that particular day either. By the time I was finished helping, I felt exceptionally tired and fairly stupid. In case you don't understand my way of thinking, the bovine pedicure technician is the hoof trimmer Steve.