NJB Hoofcare Area of Operation for Staunton,, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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
For details of training events in your area, including course fees, simply click in the header of any page to send us an email.

Staunton, "the place of the stones", was the ancient name given by the Anglo-Saxons. The village has stones of ancient origins and of mysterious forms, these are the Buck, Toad, Broad, Long and Queen Stone, all of which have origins dating back to the Bronze and Iron Ages. The Buckstone lies in Highmeadow Woods near the village. The huge rock on the summit of Buckstone Hill is said to have been used in Druid ceremonies, and actually used to rock before it was dislodged in 1885. This point is at 915 feet and one can view panoramic scenery such as views over the Forest of dean, Highmeadow Woods and the Black Mountains. The woods around Staunton are not actually part of the Royal Forest but are part of the Manor of Staunton.

Apart from the many attractions of Staunton, there is a flourishing agricultural economy in the surrounding areas. Beef and dairy cattle are kept on farms of all sizes, from small family units with just a few head, to larger commercialised dairy herds.

Whatever the size of your herd, the risk of cattle lameness affecting their yield and well being is the same. That is why many farmers in the Staunton area call in NJB Hoofcare for:

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