Hoof trimming chutes: assets that get the job done

I think we can all agree that lame cows are a source of frustration and anxiety. Besides, hoof trimming is quite the chore. When we milk our cows, we get help from neat parlour facilities and milking robots. It is a routine job and having technology at our disposal makes it easy. But what about hoof care? The sooner we give lame cows proper attention, the better our chances of success! Can we get help here? Of course. Professionals know that using hoof trimming chutes gets the job done safely and expertly.

What you see below is an overview of the various hoof trimming chutes available in our North American market. For easy reference, we have listed them in alphabetical order by product name.

Note: chutes are also referred to as hoof trimming stalls or hoof trimming crushes.

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Alphabetical Index

Here’s an overview of the hoof trimming chutes this article covers. Click on an item in the list to jump to it directly.

Dr. Hoof

Dairy farmers can use the Dr. Hoof chute for hoof trimming and other cow care procedures.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available No
Manually-operated unit available Yes
Professional hoof trimmer models No
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes Yes
Lay-over chutes No

Canadian dealers

The Dr. Hoof chutes are available through various Canadian dealers.

Contact Nelson Martin for your local dealer information and detailed information on the hoof trimming chute. Ships across Canada for reasonable shipping rates.

Phone: +1-519-669-8884
E-mail: weberfarmserv@hotmail.com

Appleton Steel

Appleton Steel is an upright hydraulic hoof trimming chute for hoof trimming professionals and stationary use on farms.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available Yes
Manually-operated unit available No
Professional hoof trimmer models Yes
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes Yes
Lay-over chutes No

Comfort Hoof Care

The Comfort Chutes are available in either manual or hydraulic models for hoof trimmers and farms.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available Yes
Manually-operated unit available Yes
Professional hoof trimmer models Yes
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes Yes
Lay-over chutes No

Custom Chutes

Custom Chutes builds all the layover hoof trimming chutes to order. Thus, customers have input in the chute design.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available Yes
Manually-operated unit available No
Professional hoof trimmer models Yes
On-farm models No
Upright style chutes No
Lay-over chutes Yes

KVK Hydra Klov

KVK’s upright hoof trimming chutes are for farmers and professional hoof trimmers.  

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available Yes
Manually-operated unit available Yes
Professional hoof trimmer models Yes
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes Yes
Lay-over chutes No

Canadian dealers

The KVK chute is available through various Canadian dealers:

Mid Valley Manufacturing

Mid Valley’s stationary hoof trimming chutes are for on-farm trimming jobs.  

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available Yes
Manually-operated unit available No
Professional hoof trimmer models No
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes No
Lay-over chutes Yes

Paul’s Hoof Chute

Paul’s hoof trimming chutes are for on-farm hoof care. However, they also come in handy for general cow care.  

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available No
Manually-operated unit available Yes
Professional hoof trimmer models No
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes Yes
Lay-over chutes No

Real Tuff

This manual, upright chute offers a solution for hoof-trimming on-farm. In addition, it can serve as an ‘intensive-care’ unit when your cows need other health treatments.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available No
Manually-operated unit available Yes
Professional hoof trimmer models No
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes Yes
Lay-over chutes No

Canadian dealers

The Real Tuff Hoof Trimming Chute is available through various Canadian dealers. You can find a list on their website:

Riley Built

The Riley Built lay-over chute comes in three hoof trimming models. Both farmers and professional hoof trimmers use it.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available Yes
Manually-operated unit available No
Professional hoof trimmer models Yes
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes No
Lay-over chutes Yes

Tuffy Tilt

The Tuffy Tilt is a portable lay-over cattle chute for use on-farm and by professional hoof trimmers.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available Yes
Manually-operated unit available No
Professional hoof trimmer models Yes
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes No
Lay-over chutes Yes

Wopa

The Wopa is an open-design, upright hoof trimming chute. It can serve both professional trimmers and farmers.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available Yes
Manually-operated unit available Yes
Professional hoof trimmer models Yes
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes Yes
Lay-over chutes No

Canadian dealers

The Wopa Hoof Trimming Chutes are available through various Canadian dealers

For Ontario:
Knoops Farm Service
RR #1
Embro, ON N0J 1J0
Phone: +1-519-475-4381
Fax: +1-519-475-4194
E-mail: knoopsfarm@execulink.com

For Nova Scotia:
Boundary Lane Farms
RR #1
Shubenacadie, NS B0N 2H0
Phone/fax: +1-902-758-3550
E-mail: g.damsteegt@eastlink.ca

Zimmerman

The Zimmerman upright chute finds application on-farm for hoof trimming and for general cow care.

Specifications

Hydraulic-operated unit available No
Manually-operated unit available Yes
Professional hoof trimmer models No
On-farm models Yes
Upright style chutes Yes
Lay-over chutes No

Canadian dealers

The Zimmerman Hoof Trimming Chutes are available through various Canadian dealers. 

Davon Sales Inc.
50 Lansdowne Ave
Woodstock, ON N4T 1S3
Dealer website
Product link

Island Dairy Services
18 Exhibition Dr
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5Z5
Dealer website

McCann Farm Automation Ltd.
3837 Sand Hill Rd

Seeleys Bay, ON K0H 2N0
Facebook page

Meinen Brothers Agri Service
4628 Lougheed Hwy
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A3

Dealer website

Red Isle Dairy Services
1185 Irishtown Rd

Kensington, PE C0B 1M0

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