Bill Riley learned hoof trimming from the very best. He first started under the tutelage of his brother in 1969, in Chino, CA, learning the craft on a stand-up chute. A few years later, he was taken under the wing of legendary craftsman Buster Burrows also working alongside Nick Dolieslager and Bob Jackson who all had been trimming since the 1920’s.
Despite this wealth of knowledge and training, Bill knew the tools he used for trimming weren’t exactly right and set out to solve the problem of making a trimmer’s job easier. Eleven chutes and 21 years later, he finally built one that he felt was right for the cows and the trimmer.
HOOF TRIMMING CHUTES & EDUCATION
Riley Built began offering these hoof trimming chutes due to a large demand and started training others on how to use them and improve their hoof trimming skills.
Today, aspiring hoof trimmers can learn from the best through Riley Built Hoof Trimming Schools and improve their use of Riley Built chutes, equipment, and hoof trimming capabilities. Riley Built Hoof Trimming Schools are regionally located for the convenience of the trainee.
A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE
Riley Built Hoof Trimming Chutes and Equipment are unique and award-winning patented chutes. Founder Bill Riley has been recognized as a leader in the hoof trimming industry, serving on the Jobs and Prosperity Task Force Advisory Board for Newt Gingrich and as President of the National Hoof Trimmers Association. With over 31 years of experience as a hoof trimmer, and in the business since 1969, our patented equipment is second to none with reliability and safety, the priority for the trimmer and the cow.
1-TON 4x4 SINGLE REAR WHEEL HOOF TRIMMING CHUTE
The Riley Built 1-Ton Hoof Trimming Chute is perfect for owners and operators who want speed and efficiency put back into the hoof trimming process. This model is completely hydraulic – including the cow pusher. It’s an all-in-one model that gives you the convenience of bringing the chute where you need to be, not to mention it’s fully stocked so there’s no need to purchase additional tools or supplies. Our 1-Ton Hoof Trimming Chute is sold factory direct to the consumer, which means savings for you. The protective cowling will protect your new investment, as well as your cows.
TRAILER MODEL HOOF TRIMMING CHUTE
The Riley Built Trailer Model Chute can be pulled by any half ton or larger pickup for easy transport. Your equipment will always be close at hand with a dedicated compartment to house your tools, medication, blocks, and wraps.
The Riley Built® Stationary Hoof Trimming Chute is the choice for dairymen and cattlemen. This model was built with security for the cow in mind and features a hydraulic belly band (or optional hydraulic belly arm) stanchion, and layover, which keeps the cow aligned and makes your job easier. The ease of using this Trimming Chute allows one man to get the job done in the same amount of time as three on a typical standup chute. Hydraulic cow pusher optional.
ARE YOU READY FOR AN EASIER WORK DAY?