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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Cheddar

Everyone has heard of Cheddar, if only because of the cheese. Although, having given the name to the process of "Cheddaring", the town has been unable to protect its naming rights of the product in the way that other famous cheese regions such as Wensleydale, Stilton and Camambert have. However, the proud tradition of making the best Cheddar Cheese is still strong in the town. Things have been done in pretty much the same way since the 12th century, and the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is now a very famous and popular tourist visit, with samples of the product being taken home to all corners of the world.

With the best will in the world, you can't make the best cheese without the best milk, and you can't get the best milk reliably without a healthy herd. It is the great care of every aspect, including lameness in cattle that means we are often relied upon by famers around Cheddar to provide:

Photo from Featured Project near Cheddar
Training and CPD

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.

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.

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