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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Salisbury

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:

Photo from Featured Project near Salisbury
Cattle Foot Trimming Training Courses and CPD

Training icourses are available at varying levels on group or individual basis. You can choose a one or two day Herdsman level course or a full, two day Professional level course. The locations are flexible, either on your own farm or with a host farm 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
  • Routine prevention trimming
  • Cattle welfare and handling while trimming
For details of hoof care training courses 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