ClawHealth Calculator

ClawHealth Calculator

The ClawHealth Calculator is a tool developed by TipCow, with which you can calculate your annual loss in euro's (calculated through the loss of milk) as a result of bad claw health.

It is a simple tool and easy to use if you follow the steps and know a certain amount of data:

1. Bring the locomotion score shedule with you to the farm and download the Claw Health Calculator on your labtop.

The ClawHealth Calculator you will find HERE.

The Locomotion Score shedule you will find HERE.

2. Score all the cows or a representative number of groups for locomotion.

3. Determine how many cows have a specific locomotion score.

4. Ask the farmer to give you the following data:  

- Average milk production in kg per cow/day.

- Average milk price in € per kg.

- Average feeding costs in € per kg milk.

- Amount of dairy cows in production.

5. Put all above data in the Claw Health Calculator on your labtop.

6. Discuss the annual loss in euro's as a result of claw problems / bad claw health and point out that there are also other losses associated with this, like; more replacement costs, lower milk price as result of lower quality of milk, more treatment costs due to reduced fertility and mastitis.

7. Together with the farm, draw up an action and investment plan enabling the farm to cash in on those losses. Ask our help in this (see contact details below).

8. Point out to the farm that the investments will be earned back through improved claw health as calculated by the Claw Health Calculator.

9. Sign the contracts and start earning money together!

Our contact details:

Hens Mekking, CowCare SIA, Tel: 0031 64 22 88 638, Email:

Jan Bakker, TipCow, Tel: 0031 640 710 975, Email: