•  HTA 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

  •  HTA 8 am - 8 pm


    Spend time meeting with our exceptional vendors.

    Coffee, snacks, desserts, beer and wine will be found in the vendor booths (alcohol becomes available later in the day, sorry - no mimosas for breakfast!)

  • 8 am - 9:30 am

    Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

    Join us for breakfast and say "Good morning!" to our amazing sponsors.

  •  HTA 9 - 9:30 am

    Welcome Remarks

  •  Temple Grandin, Ph.D. 9:30 - 10:30
    Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

    Animal Behavior and Management

  • 10:30 - 11:30

    Appleton & Tuffy Do Maintenance

  •  HTA 11:30 - 1 pm


  •  Aaron Lavoy 1 pm - 4 pm
    Aaron Lavoy

    Special Session with Aaron Lavoy

    Spend three hours with Aaron Lavoy as he discusses all things Hoof Trimming.  While designed especially for new trimmers, trimmers of all ages and stages are welcome.

    This session is limited to 25 people.  Cost: $100

  •  HTA 1 pm - 2 pm

    Trimmers' Round Table

    Facilitated by Mark Burwell

  • 2 pm - 3 pm

    Kopperud & Burwell: Mixology and DD Treatments

    Mix it up with Bill Kopperud and Sam Burwell as they look at DIY treatments for DD you can whip up in your own backyard!

  •  Jessica Hukill 3 pm - 4 pm
    Jessica Hukill

    Right & Wrong about Chutes on the Road

  • 4 pm - 4:30 pm

    Visit Our Vendors

  •  Aaron Lavoy 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Aaron Lavoy

    Corkscrews and Rolled Toes

  •  HTA 6 pm - 7 pm

    Vendor Reception

    Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a reception and hors d'oeuvres.

  •  HTA 7 pm - 10 pm

    Dinner, Awards and Live Music!

    Come break bread with trimmer family you haven't seen in a while.

    Longevity, Lifetime Achievement, and Legacy Awards will be given.

    Then, don't just sit back and enjoy, get up and let your inner party-animal loose as we enjoy live music from The Riverside Hitmen!

  •  HTA 7 am - 5 pm

    Registration Open

  • 7:30 am - 9 am

    Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

    Start your day off on the right foot:  breakfast and a visit with the best sponsors EVER!

  • 8 am - 5 pm


    Please spend time with our vendor sponsors. They are the best in the world and we just love them!

  •  Jan-Michael Steils 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Jan-Michael Steils

    A Novel Biomechanically Designed Orthosis for the Bovine Claw

    The orthosis considers the anatomy and biomechanics of the claw and thus ensures a more claw-friendly pressure load and pressure distribution. In addition, the activation of the adhesive makes the application of the orthoses much easier and also allows a very precise application to the claw, which is crucial for the stability of the blocks and the slip resistance.


    Our pressure measurement data provide good evidence so far that this is an innovation with great potential to reduce secondary claw damage due to pressure induced lesions and thus improve animal welfare. Evidence will be strengthened in a next step by pressure measurements on larger numbers of live animals.

  • 9:30 am - 10 am

    Vendor Break

  •  Justine Kelsey 10 pm - 11 pm
    Justine Kelsey

    The Novus C.O.W.S. Program: Unlocking Lameness Bottlenecks, Facilitating Change and Risk Factors on Farm

  •  William MacRoberts 11 am - 12 pm
    William MacRoberts

    Trimming in Ireland, Running a Multi-Chute Operation & Diversification

    "Hoof Trimming is an important benefit to both cows and farmer, because not only will over grown feet evolve into more complicated conditions and cause distress and discomfort to the animal, but can financially cost the farmer in lost milk production and cow fertility problems." - MacRoberts Brothers Hooftrimming

    Join William MacRoberts as he discusses trimming from his unique perspective developed from years of trimming throughout Ireland and his valuable insight into business diversity and multiple chute operations.

  • 12 pm - 1 pm


  •  HTA 1 pm - 3 pm

    Business Meeting

    Presentation of minutes
    Financial reports
    Determination of future auction proceeds
    Election of new officers

  • 3 pm - 3:30 pm

    Vendor Break

  • 3:30 pm - 5 pm

    Rainville & Tripp Panel Discussion

    Join Dan Rainville and Dan Tripp as they take a deep dive into all things efficiency - gate set up, chute layout, animal handling and more.  This is sure to be an enlightening session full of take-aways you can benefit from tomorrow!  Facilitated by Steve Wunderlich

  • 5 pm - 6 pm

    Sponsor Appreciation Reception

    Please take a few moments to thank our sponsors, maybe buy them a drink.  They really show up for trimmers and HTA.

  • 6 pm - 9 pm

    Dinner & Auction

  •  HTA 7:45 - 8:00

    Buses Depart

    Due to the distance from the hotel to Haubenschild Diary, we are leaving early.

    Of course, you are welcome to carpool as well.

  • 9 am - 12 pm

    Trim Day

    Haubenschild Dairy
    35050 Nacre St NW
    Princeton, MN 55371

  •  HTA 12 - 1:30 pm


  •  HTA 1:30 - 1:45 pm

    Board the Buses

  •  HTA 3 - 4

    Board Meeting

  •  HTA 5:00 - 10:00