What is history and what is legend? There are plenty of both at Glastonbury. Ancient tradition tells tales of the Isle of Avalon, the place of the dead. Glastonbury has always been associated with this mythical place and it was certainly once a sacred burial ground, followed later by a druidical college. Avalon is often associated with the Arthurian legends, so Glastonbury has long been linked with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Some legends even claim that the Holy Grail was buried here, so pagan and Christian beliefs go hand in hand.
Myth and fact have intertwined over the years to attract visitors here, either for the sacred nature of sites, the inspsirational buildings, or the natural beauty. Glastonbury Tor was once an uninhabited island, connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, so getting there was difficult enough to make it a place of pilgrimage.
Since then the sea has retreated to leave the land open, green and pleasant. Agriculture is now much more advanced than in the days when the Benedictine Abbey dominated the town and all the livestock had to be cared for by the monks. These days, more modern schemes of cattle care are in place, with farmers around Glastonbury, wishing to minimise lameness in cattle, call on us for:
Photo from Featured Project near Glastonbury
Hoof care plays an essential part in keeping your cattle healthy
Helping to prevent lameness in your cattle is a very sound investment that protects yield and profits while enhancing the welfare of your herd.
At NJB Hoofcare, we not only believe that zero lameness is possible but we also help our farmers to achieve this goal. By carrying out routine assessments and mobility surveys, problems can be picked up early and dealt with before they get serious. With regular preventive trimming, your herd can be kept lameness free.
You can help yourself to a great degree in this too, by training your own people to carry out examinations and perform basic trimming, watchfulness becomes part of the daily routine rather than waiting for a visit.
There are details of forthcoming courses on the calendar page, or if you would like to have an exclusive training day for your own farm, just give us a call or click in the header of any page to send an email.
Our principal area of operation for hoofcare services, trimming, routine preventive work and mobility assessments is throughout Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Monmouthshire. However, to deliver either our one-day herdsman training course, or two to four day advanced training course, we are happy to travel further afield where enough people are interested.