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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Taunton

Taunton, the county town of Somerset, is a bustling market town situated on the River Tone between the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills. The town, which is the biggest in Somerset has calmed down now from a fairly tempestuous past, including the Battle of Sedgemoor and Judge Jeffrey's "Bloody Assizes". More peaceful pursuits include a weekly farmers market and on three days a week, the County Market in Bath Street. The area relies heavily on agriculture, with a large number of dairy herds based around Taunton, whose managers have come to rely upon NJB hoofcare for:

Photo from Featured Project near Taunton
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
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