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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation for Ilminster, Somerset

The charming country town of Ilminster is set in the beautiful countryside of South West Somerset. It lies just off the main London to Penzance. The name comes from Old English words "Yle" and "Minster", meaning The Church on the River Isle. In this case, the "Isle" refers to the river Isle rather than an island on the river. The area aroud Ilminster is criss-crossed with rivers and tributaries, making the land lush and verdant. There are some industrial areas in the town but agriculture is still a very important art of Ilminster life. With a cheese named after the town, reliable supplies of consistent quality milk is a must, so to care for their herds, many local farmers call on NJB Hoofcare for:

Photo from Featured Project near Ilminster
Training and CPD

<p>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.<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>Preventative measures</li><li>Cattle welfare and handling while trimming</li></ul>Course costs are $curr_sym180 per person per day.</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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