A Little About Dairysmid
Dairysmid has NEW OWNERS!!
Riaan and Gert van Zyl bought Dairysmid from Jaco de Bruin, whom was the founder of Dairysmid. Riaan is a qualified trimmer, learnt his trade from Jaco with more than 6 years experience. Riaan is responsible for the Operations and Quality Control within the business. Gert, Riaan's father, is responsible for the Business Management. Jaco de Bruin, acts as a consultant to support where necessary.
Dairysmid is a Hoof Trimming and Consulting Company with over 24 years` experience in Hoof Trimming within Africa. Dairysmid first began in 1993 when Jaco de Bruin the founder completed his 3 year farriery apprenticeship with the South African Police Service in shoeing horses. Jaco de Bruin then undertook a course in Cattle Hoof Trimming at Onderstepoort Pretoria, marking the start of the Cattle Hoof Trimming journey on which he ambitiously finds himself 21 years later.
In 2011 Jaco de Bruin was invited as the guest speaker at the International Lameness Symposium in Ruminants New Zealand, then in 2013 Jaco de Bruin was a guest speaker at the Save Cow Symposium in Baraboo Wisconsin USA. Dairysmid is the leader in hoof trimming within South Africa and the preferred choice by many International Companies.
Jaco, has joined forces and is in partnership with Gert van Zyl, whom is responsible for the Business Management and good corporate governance within Dairysmid. Gert has extensive business management experience working the business and military environment.
Dairysmid has offices through-out South Africa, and also does work internationally on request and has done international work in Sudan, Madagascar, USA, Angola, Zambia, Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Dairysmid also does work on rare and expensive game species, to prevent and treat lameness.
Dairysmid uses world class equipment from the Comfort Hoof Care Company, the equipment allows us to treat Cattle in a natural and upright position to ensure Cattle Comfort.
Dairysmid takes pride in its extensive heritage and the humble roots from which Dairysmid grew with offices now around South Africa, in Gauteng, & Kwa-zulu Natal.
Dairysmid offers the following services:
Professional hoof care
Prevention of lameness
Successful treatment of lameness
World-class knowledge and equipment
Gentle cow handling
Training on Comfort Hoof Care Equipment
Treatment of lameness on rare and expensive game species
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Dairysmid has done Training with large farms in the Egypt
Dairysmid is actively involve with the Milk Producers Organization and Milk SA. He writes articles for the “Dairy Mail Magazine” as well as for the Red Meat Producers Organization Magazine, named – “The Stockmen”.
Dairysmid does work for a large dairy farm on a frequent basis in Sudan, with the approximate cattle count being 3000 in milk.
In 2011 Jaco was a guest speaker at the International Lameness Symposium.
United Arab Emirates
Dairysmid has done Training with large farms in the United Arab Emirates
Dairysmid has done Training with large farms in the Australia
Dairysmid has done Training with large farms in the Wisconsin
Jaco de Bruin was a Guest Speaker in Japan on Lameness.
Dairysmid has done Training with large farms in Saudi Arabia.
Areas Of Infuence
The Hoof Trimmer Team
Riaan van Zyl
Charl de Bruyn
Gauteng – Heidelberg (Head Office)
P.O. Box 1315
Tel: +27 (0) 82 346 6447
Gert van Zyl - Business Manager
Cell: +27 (0) 79 909 9961
Riaan van Zyl - Operations Manager
Cell: +27 (0) 79 057 7547