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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation for Bridgwater, Somerset

Bridgwater stands on the River Parrett. The area has been known to have been settled for at least a thousand years. In the Domesday Book, it is described as an agricultural town with the name of Brugie. In that thousand years, fortunes of industries and trading as a commercial port have come and gone. Textile weaving was predominant here for many years, then, as the northern mills with cheap, plentiful labour took over the market, the town turned its attention to the making of bricks and tiles, which lasted well into the 20th century.<br /><br />Throughout that time, agriculture has been central to the economy of the area, particularly livestock as can be demonstrated by the survival of the annual Bridgewater Fair, a livestock market, since its inception in 1249. These days, the fairground attractions have taken the focus of young visitors, but the fair is still very much about farming and livestock. With such a strong tradition of livestock management in the Bridgewater area, we often find ourselves here to provide:

Photo from Featured Project near Bridgwater
Training and CPD

<p>Training is available at varying levels on group or individual basis. 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 with a host farm that can accommodate a number of attendees.<br /><br />The course contents include:<ul><li>Basic anatomy of the hoof</li><li>Anatomy of the lower leg and its effect on the foot</li><li>Causes of lameness in cattle</li><li>Common infectious and non-infectious conditions of the foot</li><li>Trimming techniques</li><li>Practical sessions with cadaver feet</li><li>Routine prevention trimming</li><li>Cattle welfare and handling while trimming</li></ul>For details of training events in your area, including course fees, simply click in the header of any page to send us an email.</p><h4></h4><p></p><p></p>
Cattle Hoofcare & Lameness Prevention/Correction Services Provided in:
  • Routine prevention hoof trimming for dairy herds
  • Herd lameness scoring
  • Corrective hoof trimming
  • Bespoke lameness prevention packages
  • Suckler beef herd and bul hoof trimming
  • Hoof care individual and group training
  • On-site training
  • CPD for farmers
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