Warminster is a small market town with a wealth of 18th and 19th-century buildings in the historic town centre. The parish church of St Denys dates to the 14th century, but even older is the independent Chapel of St Lawrence, a unique chapelry administered by 12 Feoffees. Interestingly, this chapel is not supported by any church, nor does it belong to any diocese. The trustees are responsible for all upkeep and recently launched an appeal to raise some £40,000 for repairs. In 1575, the chapel was purchased for £38 6s 8d (£38.33 today). How things change!
Dairy farming is still an important economic factor in and around Warminster with large farms surrounding the town. With a high population of cattle here, our visits are always busy while providing local farmers with:Photo from Featured Project near Warminster
Training and CPD
Training is available at varying levels on group or individual basis. 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
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