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.<br /><br />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
Hoof care plays an essential part in keeping your cattle healthy
Helping to prevent lameness in your cattle is a very sound investment that protects yield and profits while enhancing the welfare of your herd.<br /><br />At NJB Hoofcare, we not only believe that zero lameness is possible but we also help our farmers to achieve this goal. By carrying out routine assessments and mobility surveys, problems can be picked up early and dealt with before they get serious. With regular preventive trimming, your herd can be kept lameness free.<br /><br />You can help yourself to a great degree in this too, by training your own people to carry out examinations and perform basic trimming, watchfulness becomes part of the daily routine rather than waiting for a visit.<br /><br />There are details of forthcoming courses on the calendar page, or if you would like to have an exclusive training day for your own farm, just give us a call or click in the header of any page to send an email.<br /><br />Our principal area of operation for hoofcare services, trimming, routine preventive work and mobility assessments is throughout Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Monmouthshire. However, to deliver either our one-day herdsman training course, or two to four day advanced training course, we are happy to travel further afield where enough people are interested.