The economic and welfare costs of lameness are very significant. There is a need to measure lameness on individual farms to increase awareness and to be able to manage it successfully.
As a result, many UK retailers and welfare assurance schemes require frequent mobility scoring.
The RoMS is an independent, self-regulatory body which encourages the widespread use of standardised, independent mobility scoring conducted by trained and accredited scorers on UK dairy farms.
This course has been approved by the founding committee of the RoMS and participants will be eligible for inclusion on the register.
All scoring will be done using the AHDB Dairy 4 point scale.
The course is a mix of lectures and on farm practical scoring.