…and behind every great company is a great story.
So let us share our story with you.
Our founder, Koos Vis, immigrated in 1987 from the Netherlands to Canada to be a dairy herdsman on an Alberta dairy farm. He had a diploma in Agriculture & Dairy Farming, and rather than building a business in his home country, Canada became the land for opportunities. In 1994, Koos decided to start his own hoof trimming business, Diamond Hoof Care Ltd., to provide hoof care services to dairy cows and beef cows.
The dairy industry and the way we raise cows have changed over the last decades and also the hoof care challenges changed over time. In 1994, a cow would get trimmed because “she has long toes.” Today a cow gets trimmed, or rather “gets her hooves checked” to be sure that she continues to be ready to produce milk and remains healthy & happy.
Koos was a full-time hoof trimmer from 1994 until 2010 and part-time until 2015. He now runs Diamond Hoof Care Ltd. and has made it his mission to help clients understand and prevent lameness. Given the chance, however, he still grabs the odd cow when the need arises.
Our partnership with Intracare
Diamond Hoof Care Ltd. has been the North American partner for Intracare BV since 2006. Together, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the hoof care world, especially the latest developments in hoof trimming and digital dermatitis control. Whether it is the latest research, trends in hoof trimming techniques and equipment, or the production and delivery of quality hoof care products, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with the experts at Diamond Hoof Care and Intracare.
We are extremely proud to be part of Intracare’s dealer network. We fully share their belief in the advantages of antibiotic-free products.
Our belief in an antibiotic-free approach to hoof care
Our office is located in the hamlet of Diamond City in Alberta, Canada, but our team is located at various locations around the globe. We service our extensive North American dealer network from our office and the Quebec warehouse. Our brand promise “We keep your livestock healthy and happy!” gets us out of bed every morning to serve the needs of our industry. Does this promise excite you as well? Let’s connect and chat about what we can do together.
We are a GMP-certified company
Since 2015, our company is certified to comply with good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards: office and warehouse alike. We have many registrations with Health Canada for DIN and VHP required products. Therefore, at regular intervals, our company’s procedures and records are inspected by Health Canada to remain compliant. These standards are important to us and the dairy industry. The agricultural industry is a part of the vital food chain and we are proud to have all ducks in order to ensure proper accountability.
Diamond Hoof Care in the News
- In 2011, we won the honour award for our Intra Bath product at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, USA.
- Koos Vis and Dr. Emil Sabau were interviewed by the Progressive Dairyman magazine on how veterinarians and hoof trimmers can optimize their collaboration. You can read the article here.
- A number of our products are part of scientific studies, such as this one published in the Journal of Dairy Science.
- We are featured in many articles published in various agricultural magazines.
At Diamond Hoof Care Ltd., we have made it our mission to keep dairy farmers informed of the latest developments in hoof care and related products. We’d love to connect with veterinarians, professional hoof trimmers, product distributors and, last but not least, the farmers.