ARS Hoof Trimming Shears
Item # GT001
Superior function - a universally great tool
ARS Hoof Trimming Shears
This hoof trimming shears got all-positive reviews from our testers for trimming the hooves of both goats and sheep. The blade – with ARS’ trademark sharpness -- is made of high carbon tool steel with a chrome-plated finish; it’s "sturdy, strong and sharp, which makes for easy cutting without a lot of hand strength" (Sara D., goat farmer, Vermont). Handles are soft PVC with a steel core.
Overall length: 7 inches
ARS Hoof Trimming Shears Reviews
"These are the best hoof trimmers! I have done some of the nastiest feet on sheep and goats, and I just love them." -- Sandra Miller, Painted Hand Farm, PA, in person at the PA Assn. for Sustainable Agriculture conference. Feb. 5, 2016
"I love them. They make the job easy." -- Diane Good, Blain, PA, in person at the PA Assn. for Sustainable Agriculture conference. Feb. 5, 2016
"I purchased a pair of ARS Hoof Trimming Shears at the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference and when I returned to the farm found one of the large breeding bucks in need of an immediate foot trim. Since you asked for any feedback, here is mine. I have been working with small ruminants for 15 years and this is the FIRST pair of foot-trimming shears that are ergonomically comfortable for my smaller hands, yet have enough leverage and are sharp enough to handle even the toughest of hooves. I will continue to review this product as I tend to judge the quality of hoof trimmers by their ability to hold an edge as well as being able to be sharpened repeatedly. Thank you for your innovative business targeting women farmers." -- Sandra K. Miller, Painted Hand Farm, Newburg, PA, via Facebook, Feb. 9, 2015
"I had no problem trimming very, very tough rams’ hooves that were quite overgrown." -- Kimberly H., sheep farmer, Vermont
"Thanks for the opportunity to discover a new favorite tool" -- Susan S., goat farmer, Massachusetts
"This is the best tool. I bought it to trim hooves (for which it works well) & now use it for multiple purposes, including trimming the roots and stems off of garlic -- anything you would use a good scissors for." -- Alvie Fourness, Wooleylot Farm
All of our testers said they would recommend this tool to other women. Their sheep and goats agreed.
More feedback from our testers
- Cutting angle
- Size of blade
- Sharpness of blade
- Locking mechanism
More ARS Hoof Trimming Shears Reviews
Since 1876, the Japanese company ARS has been producing high-quality professional pruning tools. ARS’ state-of-the-art technology utilizes high carbon tool steel to produce exceptionally sharp blades that hold their edge, cut after cut. ARS invented the tri-edge, pull saw blade that is now the industry standard. Though the name ARS actually comes from the Greek word for "art," it’s no coincidence that it’s also an acronym for "Always Really Sharp." ARS is distributed in the U.S. by GrowTech, Inc., a family-owned company we are proud to call one of our partners.