How Have Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Impacted Your Farrier Business?

Options % of Farriers
Yes, I have seen a small increase in prices over the past 2 years 26%
Yes, I have seen a moderate increase in prices 33%
Yes, I have seen a substantial increase in prices 22%
No, I have not seen an increase in prices       19%

                                                              — 2020 American Farriers Journal reader poll

Using Social Media to Promote Your Farrier Business

When it comes to promoting their farrier business to clients and prospects, Facebook is the most popular platform, used by 78% of farriers with social media accounts. Google Plus is used by 10% of these farriers, LinkedIn by 8% and Twitter by 4%.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study



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