Nestling in the rolling Somerset countryside, Bath offers a wide range of attractions for its millions of visitors each year. As Britain's oldest tourist destination, Bath can trace its history of leisure and pilgrim visitors over a thousand years. The springs were consdidered sacred to the Celtic goddess Sulis, long before the Romans got here and eauated Sulis to their own goddess, Minerva. Since then, the city has thrived on constant traffic of visitors, which in turn funded magnificent developments and buildings throughout the centuries, which in their own turn became attractions for yet more visitors. Sadly, Bath was quite heavily damaged during World War II, leading to the demolition of some of the fine terraces and cresents, leaving the way open to some ill-conceived modern developments through the 1960s and 1970s that became known as "The Sack of Bath".
Bath has a very active farming community and a well attended farmers market. Some local farms are owned locally while others are tenanted from the Duchy of Cornwall. The theme running through all agricultural matters here is one of differentiation through producing higher quality, stewardship of the land and first class livestock care, which is why we are often here to provide:Photo from Featured Project near Bath
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
For details of training events in your area, including course fees, simply click in the header of any page to send us an email.