The town of Clevedon is situated on the Bristol Channel Coast and was originally a hillside settlement. The moorland in and around Clevedon was heavily occupied in Roman times and much of their influence on the land can still be seen. Between the 14th and 19th centuries, Clevedon remained quite unchanged with the Manor House in the possession of the Elton family since the early 1700s and a few farms.
However, in the 19th century, the town became a very popular resort with a new pier, reputedly the first built on mathematical principles, so that it could withstand the battering of the 14metre tid in the area, giving great views of the Welsh coast. The first commercial production of penicillin was here in Clevedon and ingenuity shone, with among other things, the demonstration of the world's first float controlled carburettor.
These days a number of the original farms from the early days of the Manor House still survive and have been joined by newer farms to swell the head count of cattle in the area, giving us more opportunities to visit local farmers and provide:Photo from Featured Project near Clevedon
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 £180 per person per day.