How Will U.S. Foreign Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Impact The Farrier Industry?
|Options||% of Farriers|
|It will have no effect||4%|
|It will have a minimal effect||46%|
|It will have a moderate effect||18%|
|It will have a significant effect||23%|
|It will have a devastating effect||9%|
— 2018 American Farriers Journal reader poll
If You Don’t Believe Farriers Should Take Dogs To Work, What Are Your Concerns?
|Reasons||% of Farriers|
|Encourages children to play with dog||42%|
|Clients don’t like it||37%|
|Doesn’t seem professional||52%|
— 2012 American Farriers Journal electronic survey of farriers
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