Alvington : One of a series of small hamlets that grew up along the Roman military coast road that led from Newnham to Chepstow, Alvington was a manor by late Saxon times and in the Doomsday Book survey of 1086 it had in Lordship (i.e. under control of the Lord of the Manor) 2 ploughs; 12 villagers with 9 ploughs; they pay 20 looms of iron and 8 sesters of honey'. As with some other places in the Forest, Alvington was originally part of Herefordshire and it only became part of Gloucestershire in the 13th century when it was absorbed into the Bledisloe Hundred and made a separate parish.
Apart from the many attractions of Alvington, there is a flourishing agricultural economy in the surrounding areas. Beef and dairy cattle are kept on farms of all sizes, from small family units with just a few head, to larger commercialised dairy herds.
Whatever the size of your herd, the risk of cattle lameness affecting their yield and well being is the same. That is why many farmers in the Alvington area call in NJB Hoofcare for:Photo from Featured Project near Alvington
Cattle Hoof Care & Trimming
Throughout South Wales and Southwest England, the following services are available from NJB Hoofcare:
- Routine hoof trimming for dairy herds
- Farmers' CPD coaching
- Bespoke lameness prevention packages
- On-site training
- Individual and group training
- Consultancy herd lameness mobility scoring
- Suckler beef herds, bulls
We never forget that every herd and every farm is different, so every hoofcare programme needs to be matched to the individuals concerned.