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About HoofCare Direct

Based in Ballynoe, County Cork, HoofCareDirect is an online, farming family-run business. Whether you’re a farmer, professional hoof trimmer or a veterinary practice our aim is to supply the highest quality hoof trimming and hoof care products at affordable prices. We want to provide you with a convenient, fast and economical service.

Our website has been designed to make your purchase hassle-free, with simple online ordering and convenient home delivery.

Our mobile animal handling crate was developed to improve safety for the operator and the animal and reduce the physical work associated with hoof trimming.

Hoof trimming is no longer a tough, dirty, hard physical, back breaking job with the newly developed Inspect4 crate.

Since 2011 it has gone from idea to a series of prototypes leading to the final design – all this work and even the manufacturing has happened on the O’Keeffe family farm near Fermoy in Ballynoe, Co. Cork in Ireland.

We are confident that no other solution offers the flexible options, ease of use and home grown after sales support that comes as standard with Inspect4. Each crate is made to order to suit individual requirements. Inspect4 caters for both farmers and professional hoof trimmers.


  • First Prize for Innovation at Tullamore National Livestock Show (2013)
  • Received Distinction for Innovation at Irish National Ploughing Championships (2013)
  • Prize for Innovation at the Millstreet National Dairy Show (2013)
  • Participated in the New Frontiers Programme (June 2014 – March 2015)
  • Unit sold to Teagasc, leading dairy research centre (July 2014)
  • Awarded Nuffield Scholarship (Oct. 2014)
  • Enterprise Ireland have become an equity partner in our business via the CSF (Jan. 2015)
  • The Inspect4 Rollover Crate won 1st prize for Farm Safety in the innovation arena at the ploughing championships 2015.
  • The Inspect4 Rollover Crate won 1st prize for Best Farm Diversification  Award at the Cork show 2019
Maeve O'Keefe, Inspect4, Nuffield Scholar, Dairy Farmer, Ireland
Maeve O’Keefe Nuffield Scholar, Dairy Farmer, CEO of Inspect 4 specialising in making roll over crates fixed and mobile units for sale.

Customers who are happy with HoofCare Direct


Flat rate shipping €9 across Ireland for all our hoof care products. Next Day Dispatch on all orders before 5pm


Bulk discounts are available on select hoof care products.


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