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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Burnham on Sea

Burnham-On-Sea was mentioned in the will of King Alfred as a royal domain, so its history goes way back to Saxon times. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book, which attributes ownership to someone simply called Walter. Over the years, the weather has hit Burnham hard on occasions. In 1607, the town had its own tsunami, which flooded land up to 20 miles inland, drowning 29 people in surrounding towns and villages. By the early 19th century, Burnham had become a very popular seaside resort, attracting many visitors to its charming promenade and sandy beaches. Then in March 1897, a south westerly gale blew up the Bristol Channel, bringing with it not only extremely heavy seas, but also heavy snow. The Norwegian barque, SS Normen was forced onto the Berrow Sands and floundered there. its wreck can still be seen today.

Thankfully, weather patterns haven't brought such extremes to the area since then, but with the nature of the land being moist, having been reclaimed from the sea, and much of it still below sea level, local farms must be on top of hoof care for their herds to make sure that lameness is kept at bay through:

Photo from Featured Project near Burnham on Sea
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 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
  • 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.

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