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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation for Chard, Somerset

Chard is the highest town in Somerset, at 500 feet above sea level, and the most southerly, lying very close to the Devon border. A hill fort lies to the south of the town, which was described in the Domesday Book as "Ceidre", meaning The Royal Town of Cerdic. Cerdic was the 5th Century Celt who founded the Kingdom of Wessex. Many believe that Cerdic was the character upon whom King Arthur was based, thus making Chard the original Camelot. Since then Chard has experienced changes of fortune, such as almost completely burning down, to be rebuilt in the 16th century. At that time, the town like many others in Somerset was prospering from the textile industry, which was helped by being on the main London to Exeter route, facilitating trade both within England and in countries reached by sea.

Unusually, Chard is home to the Gillingham Collection, a museum display of artificial limbs. Most of our visits to Chard are in order to help keep the limbs of cattle in good condition when local farmers call on us for:

Photo from Featured Project near Chard
Cattle Hoof Care & Trimming

Throughout South Wales and Southwest England, the following services are available from NJB Hoofcare:

  • Routine hoof trimming for dairy herds
  • Farmers' CPD coaching
  • Bespoke lameness prevention packages
  • On-site training
  • Individual and group training
  • Consultancy herd lameness mobility scoring
  • Suckler beef herds, bulls
We never forget that every herd and every farm is different, so every hoofcare programme needs to be matched to the individuals concerned.

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