ROMS accredited mobility score training

What you get on the course:

  1. An understanding of how to make the most of mobility scores for herd foot health management (Mobility scoring references)
  2. Practical pointers on increasing reliability of scoring
  3. Ideas on how to add value
  4. Protocols for applying early detection and prompt effective treatment
  5. Standardisation to help pass the calibration exam for RoMS
  6. A fun, informal, engaging day of learning

Next Mobility Scoring course 9.30am-15.30 November 11th via Zoom workshop.

Later courses: December 9th via Zoom workshop

To register, please complete the online booking form

Managing foot health is a priority for any dairy producer. To manage properly we need standardised metrics and KPIs. The mobility score is one important metric, allowing specific and measurable targets for improvement or sustained performance. Some people will score annually, others quarterly or even more frequently. When the whole herd is screened every 1-2 weeks for new lame cows then cures rates can be improved.

The register of mobility scorers provides a means of quality assuring scorers who are supplying data for important herd decisions or to provide quality assurance to milk buyers. Scoring systems require interpretation and this course not only achieves greater consistency in scorers but provides a wealth of hints and tips to make delivering a scoring service more professional.

Why this course:

  1. The most experienced trainer with >15 years of training experience in mobility scoring (since 2004)
  2. Expertise in standardisation of scores with >12 years of score standardisation experience, including Healthy Feet Project (since 2006)
  3. International publications on the AHDB scoring method, and the score which led to the AHDB score (we’ll examine the first draft of the MDC score)
  4. Data analysis insights with >11,000 cows scores a year analysed
  5. Real case examples
  6. Lots of practical insights from scoring on >150 different farms around the world

The course is fun and friendly, with lots of opportunity to discuss ideas (or not, if you are the more quietly reflective type). I use interactive voting handsets to allow anonymous scoring to be compared within a group which, from past experience, is the best way to coach consistency of scoring.

For more details email roms.herdhealth@gmail.com

Usually courses will be held monthly around the UK. Please complete a contact form or call to express an interest and reserve your place.

For more details about ROMS visit https://roms.org.uk/

The register of mobility scorers provides a means of quality assuring scorers who are supplying data for important herd decisions or to provide quality assurance to milk buyers. Scoring systems require interpretation and this course not only achieves greater consistency in scorers but provides a wealth of hints and tips to make delivering a scoring service more professional.