Ok...I'll admit my husband & I are newbies at raising cows. Tax lady said we had to have cows to satisfy IRS & farm expenses....so here we are with 10 lovely angus cows....all under 4! We are learning so much through our daily encounters with our herd. The latest surprise was when we called the vet because one of the 2yr old heifers, who is almost ready to calve, was limping and not putting any weight on a back leg. Waited a couple of days to see if she improved...but no! Vet came, sedated her and found the edge of one hoof turned under and cutting into her foot...had some infection. He gave her a shot and trimmed all her hooves...said we might have to do that every couple of years. I read that it's expected to trim feet of dairy cows...how about beef cattle? Is this a rare situation? Will all our cows need a farrier visit for a trimming? We've had a horse for years and knew going in that every 6-8 weeks he would need a trimming....but we are just so surprised about the cow and wonder what to expect.