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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Wellington

The earliest reference to the town of Wellington is to be found in a grant made at the very beginning of the 10th century, where it was called Weolingtun. In the Domesday Book, the name is Walintone and is administered by John the Usher for the Bishop of Wells. At this point, there were two mills and 17 cattle. Since then, the numbers of cattle have grown steadily to the point where dairy farming is a key factor in the local economy. To make sure of the best possible yield, herd managers around Wellington monitor lameness in their cattle and to help prevent this from becoming a problem, often call upon NJB Hoofcare for:

Photo from Featured Project near Wellington
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 $curr_sym180 per person per day.

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