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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

What's Your Pricing Strategy?

With the hoof-care season about to hit full stride, many farriers have already raised their trimming and shoeing prices for the coming year. And if you haven't already done so, now's a good time to think about the impact higher supply costs can have on the need for boosting your prices.


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On-The-Job Safety

Proper positioning and stretching exercises will help prevent long-term injuries.
As a farrier, you're going to be working in a field with certain inherent dangers. You already know that and if you're finishing up horseshoeing school, odds are you've already had first-hand experience with some of them.
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Melissa Voigt

First Years Can Be Tough Ones

Novice farrier touts the benefits of
Late in 2003, I began my journey into the exciting world of horseshoeing. The school I chose to attend was a very reputable one, that offered 2-, 12- and 16-week courses. I chose the 16-week course, thinking that would be plenty of time to learn everything there is to know about horseshoeing.
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Analyze Your Business By The Numbers

In the only extensive farrier business practices survey of its kind, here’s your chance to see how you stack up against the averages

 Over the past 2 years, the typical full-time farrier in the United States has boosted the income for his or her hoof-care business by three and one-half times the average 1.9 percent inflation rate — by 7 percent or an average of $5,454 per year.


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Briefings

Some 59 percent of farriers expect to raise shoeing prices during 2003. Among farriers who filled out an American Farriers Journal survey at the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) convention in Salt Lake City, 24 percent indicated that they will raise prices only if outside factors such as rising fuel prices force them to do so.
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Briefings

Future research is more likely to find a pharmacological cure for systemic laminitis than for overload weight-bearing laminitis, maintains equine veterinarian Larry Bramlage. The surgeon with Rood and Riddle in Lexington, Ky., defines systemic laminitis as a disease process that liberates enough mediators within the body to trigger the separation of the hoof wall.


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