Hoof Crack Pricing

Full-time farriers charge an average of $60.09 for repairing the typical hoof crack.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

Are There More Horses Or Dairy Cows In The United States?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates there were 9.4 million dairy cows in January of 2018, a number that has not been seen since 1995 when there were 9.5 million cows.

In 2017, the American Horse Council says the U.S. had 7.2 million horses.

Between 1995 and 2018, average yearly production increased from 16,451 pounds to 22,941 pounds of milk per cow.

— Data from USDA data and the 2017 Economic Impact Study Of The American Horse Council Foundation

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