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ann_of_loxley

  • Joined Jun 2018
  • Cumbria UK
Best Hoof Shears?
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:33:48 pm »
Best hoof shears for sheep?  Seems to be loads...vary in all sorts of prices.  Don't wanna waste money but also don't want to splash out loads if I don't have to! 
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bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Best Hoof Shears?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 12:26:39 pm »
I buy the cheap nettex ones and they seem to last a couple of years. I did have more expensive ones but found they only lasted a couple of years too. I sent them off to be sharpened and they cost the same to sharopen as a new pair and lasted half as long..

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Best Hoof Shears?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 01:33:36 pm »
I use a knife, not shears.  One of the curved ones you can get at the agrimerchants.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Nelson International

  • Joined Aug 2017
Re: Best Hoof Shears?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 03:04:10 pm »
As a left hander, I found regular hoof shears to be a real pain, and similarly now just use a regular penknife that I found works very well to my needs. 

daveh

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • South Northamptonshire
Re: Best Hoof Shears?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 01:37:20 pm »

I also use the 'cheapo' Nettex shears and find they work well for me. I find the traditional type shears awkward to use. I have quite a few sheep by my cheapo's have lasted quite a few years. But I do clean them with disinfectant spray after every sheep they are used on.


Regards, Dave

pharnorth

  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Cambridgeshire
Re: Best Hoof Shears?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 07:29:19 pm »
Nettex. Seem to do the job for a year or two. Then I get new ones. Too mean to throw away the old ones 'incase' then confuse them with the new ones and wonder why life is so hard.

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Best Hoof Shears?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 08:10:13 pm »
Nettex. Seem to do the job for a year or two. Then I get new ones. Too mean to throw away the old ones 'incase' then confuse them with the new ones and wonder why life is so hard.
Not mean, frugal!

BenBhoy

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Nottinghamshire
Re: Best Hoof Shears?
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 08:25:06 pm »
Do away with them. If they not lame, leave feet alone. If they are lame inspect & treat, most likely bathe & AB. If overgrown/shelly then cull .

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Best Hoof Shears?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2018, 11:24:09 am »
The best hoof shears are no shears.  Stop trimming feet!

 

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