Hoarwithy is a pleasant, unspoilt village on the banks of the tranquil River Wye and is ideal for exploration. In a quietly beautiful part of Herefordshire, it has a ‘middle-of-nowhere’ feel without being too remote. it is nonetheless part of a rural scene that has hardly changed over the centuries.
Apart from the many attractions of Hoarwithy, 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 Hoarwithy area call in NJB Hoofcare for:Photo from Featured Project near Hoarwithy
Training and CPD
Training is available for all interested parties at varying levels. You can choose a one or two day Herdsman level or a full, four day Professional level course. The locations are flexible, either on your own farm or at a central location that can accommodate a number of attendees.
The course contents include:
- Basic anatomy of the hoof
- Anatomy of the lower leg and its effect on the foot
- Causes of lameness in cattle
- Common infectious and non-infectious conditions of the foot
- Trimming techniques
- Practical sessions with cadaver feet
- Preventative measures
- Cattle welfare and handling while trimming
Course costs are $curr_sym180 per person per day.