The Krulls invite you to join them on March 28 to see the current Elegance family members they are working with as well as other herd favorites.
A hoof trimmer, hoof-care consultant and instructor, Karl travels throughout the world teaching hoof health and lameness prevention, and consulting with dairy producers to minimize lameness.
Karl grew up on a dairy farm in Switzerland where he attended and apprenticed in various agricultural programs. In the early 1980s he traveled to the United States for his post-secondary education and began working as a herd manager on Wisconsin dairy farms.
He launched his full-time hoof trimming business, Comfort Hoof Care Inc., in 1989, and began designing upright hoof trimming chutes to practically restrain cattle. He invented the Accu-trim Leg Restraint System, featured on all Comfort Chutes, to achieve the optimum heel-to-toe view of the hoof. Today, Karl continues to provide hoof care services to small and large farms in south-central Wisconsin.
In 1995, Karl attended and graduated from the Hoof Care Course at the IPC Dairy Training Center in Friesland, The Netherlands. He began teaching this scientifically based method of functional hoof trimming in 1995 through his comprehensive hoof trimming school, Dairyland Hoof Care Institute Inc. Karl is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
Karl says, "As care takers of dairy cattle, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to improve hoof health, maintain productivity, and keep cows in the herd as long as possible. My personal passion and business mission is to save cows."
Source: Wisconsin Holstein Association