NJB Hoofcare Area of Operation for Salisbury, Wiltshire

An effective regimen for preventing lameness in your herd can have a significant impact on the yield and profitability you achieve.

Regular visits for mobility scoring, assessment and hoof trimming as required can help you minimise the main causes of lameness. As highly experienced and qualified hoof trimmers, and licenced Mobillity Scorers, you can be sure of first class lameness prevention services for your herd. Throughout Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Monmouthshire and Gwent, we offer a complete consultancy, assessment and foot trimming service.

Call us on the number shown or click in the header of any page to send us an email and arrange an initial consultancy visit.

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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.

Most people come to Salisbury to see the fabulous 12th-century cathedral, blessed with the tallest spire in England. Indeed, the approach to Salisbury Cathedral has been voted "Britains favourite view" in a national poll. But there is much more to this historic city than the wonderful cathedral. The Romans settled north of here, and the Normans built a castle and cathedral on the site of an Iron Age fort at Old Sarum. But it was not until Bishop Herbert Poore moved the first Salisbury Cathedral to open ground south of Old Sarum that the city had space to grow.

Dairy farming around Salisbury is now carried out on widely contrasting scales. From the enormous Mü Wiseman dairies, through many substantial family farms, craft cheesemaking farms right down to community farms, herd sizes vary dramatically. No matter what size or type your herd is, eradicating lameness is vital to ensure the best yield, so we often find ourselves on farms around Salisbury providing:

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