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The story

behind Hoofcount

The Hoofcount footbath was developed and introduced to the UK market in 2012/2013. Designed with simplicity in mind, it now has a sustained reputation in the UK as the Market leader in Effective and Reliable Footbathing. There are very few moving parts to the Footbath and once the bath is installed correctly, should work without too much problem. 
 
There are 2 main sizes of Hoofcount bath, but as we make these ourselves, we are able to offer a bespoke service to customers and this is particularly helpful on Robot systems where space might be a high consideration. Each Hoofcount bath is designed, folded and built in our continuously growing workshops in Lancashire. As a family business we pride ourselves in this as well as our bond with farmers all across the world.

The Hoofcount baths are now being shipped to many countries across the world including Canada, Germany, Sweden and the Czech Republic. The number of baths we are making is more than doubling each year and as it does so does our business.

Anthony Marsh, Dairy Engineer and Founder of Hoofcount Ltd

The Invention

behind Hoofcount

The process of the Hoofcount Footbath is simple and can work to however you wish. The Bath can be set to either count the cows, a timer or be on manual. Our NEW moving spray bar ensures the bath gets washed all the way down. The chemical concentration can be set to the desired percentage as well as the days you wish it to be added to the bath. The two chemical pumps also allows for two different chemicals to be used and set on different days, saving you handling chemicals.

The reason

behind Hoofcount

The Hoofcount Footbath not only reduces lameness in your herd but also helps to save on unnecessary costs. The footbath will be set up to perform in the exact way in which you would like it to. The counter, chemical concentration and frequency will be set by our engineer so that you do not have to worry about the Footbath.

The running costs of the bath are very low and as long as the bath is serviced every year, very little should go wrong.

The bath is designed with the best quality materials and therefore the investment in these baths are more than worth the one off payment for a life time of reduced vet and labour bills.

Cost of Lameness

Lameness in the dairy herd is a significant welfare problem and leads to:

  • Loss of milk production
  • Decreased fertility
  • Poor longevity
  • Increased trimming costs
  • Extra unnecessary labour

With many costs hidden, studies still show the minimum cost of lameness to a 100 cow dairy herd is £4,000* (€5,500) a year.

Effective footbathing with the Hoofcount automatic footbath reduces lameness and saves unnecessary costs.

Hoofcount recommend footbathing is carried out as part of a lameness management routine.

The Team

behind Hoofcount

Although we are only a small family business, we are proud to have a team full of hard working and dedicated individuals who are passionate about what we do. From accounts to service engineers, each one of us is responsible for the continued success of Hoofcount.

Anthony Marsh

Founder and Director

With almost 30 years’ experience in the dairy industry, Anthony has a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience in cattle management and quality, innovative engineering.

Jane Marsh

Sales Director

Supporting customers in choosing the correct system for them or assisting distributers, Jane spends time on farm or at exhibitions.

The Team

behind Hoofcount

Meet the team from both our North Lancashire workshops and office.

Customer Testimonials

“We always aimed to setup the footbath every Monday but it often didn’t happen. Now the hoofcount is set on automatic the foot bathing takes care of itself and it is a part of the cows daily routine. With the hoofcount footbath we are getting on top of the lameness issues in the herd.”
Jim Parkinson, Preston (180 cows)
“Putting too many cows through the same solution meant the footbath was less effective for the cows that needed it the most. With the hoofcount set to change the solution every 150 cows and using formalin every day we have completely eliminated digital dermatitis.”

Tom Dodgson, Skipton (420 cows)
“We installed a 3 metre long hoofcount footbath in the exit race from the parlour, within 6 months we have seen a massive decrease in the number of lameness issues in the herd. Our Digital dermatitis has disappeared which before hoofcount was having a big impact on our herd.”

Dan Webster (Oakley Farming) Shrewsbury

Our products

Standard

Hoof bath

The standard Hoofcount Footbath is up to 3m long and 800mm (internal) wide. This bath allows 2 dips per hoof and is used mostly in smaller herds and especially off Robotic systems.

Excel

Hoof bath

The Hoofcount Excel Bath is up to 3.7m long and 600mm (internal) wide.
This bath allows 3 dips per hoof and is especially good for much larger herds 200+ and especially on the exit of Rotary systems. This system also benefits from the strong, stainless steel side sheets which allow the chemical to remain in the bath as well as ensure that cows are unable to step on the side of the bath.

Robot

Hoof bath

All our baths are bespoke and made to fit in the space provided. However robot farms need special consideration as space may be tight. This is why we recommend our standard bath in a robot system. The amount of footbaths you will need depends on how many robots and the positioning of them. For example many head-to-head robot farmers choose to only have one footbath on the exit race of those robots.

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Little and Often

Little and Often

As we understand more about digital dermatitis and other problems in the hoof, we are becoming increasingly aware about the advantages of foot bathing our cows.
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BIBAS Finalists

BIBAS Finalists

Hoofcount are delighted to be finalists for the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAS) in the following categories: Micro business of the year, Export business of the year and Growth business of the year.
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Hoofcount Ltd
Reservoir Road
Barnacre

Preston
Lancashire
PR3 1RP

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