Burnham-On-Sea was mentioned in the will of King Alfred as a royal domain, so its history goes way back to Saxon times. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book, which attributes ownership to someone simply called Walter. Over the years, the weather has hit Burnham hard on occasions. In 1607, the town had its own tsunami, which flooded land up to 20 miles inland, drowning 29 people in surrounding towns and villages. By the early 19th century, Burnham had become a very popular seaside resort, attracting many visitors to its charming promenade and sandy beaches. Then in March 1897, a south westerly gale blew up the Bristol Channel, bringing with it not only extremely heavy seas, but also heavy snow. The Norwegian barque, SS Normen was forced onto the Berrow Sands and floundered there. its wreck can still be seen today.
Thankfully, weather patterns haven't brought such extremes to the area since then, but with the nature of the land being moist, having been reclaimed from the sea, and much of it still below sea level, local farms must be on top of hoof care for their herds to make sure that lameness is kept at bay through:Photo from Featured Project near Burnham on Sea
Cattle Hoof Care & Trimming
Throughout South Wales and Southwest England, the following services are available from NJB Hoofcare:
- Routine hoof trimming for dairy herds in the area
- Bespoke lameness prevention packages
- Suckler beef herds, bulls
- On-site training
- Group training at central location
- Farmers' CPD coaching
- Consultancy herd lameness mobility scoring
We never forget that every herd and every farm is different, so every hoofcare programme needs to be matched to the individuals concerned.