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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Exmoor

The high plateau of Exmoor is criss-crossed by numerous streams and slashed by a few deep river valleys. It rises up steeply from the gentler farmland to dramatic cliffs viewing the Somerset/Devon border and the Severn estuary from the highest point of some 1705 feet. Since 1954, Exmoor has been a National Park, some of which is owned by the National Trust, but much is still owned and operated as private farms. The whole area is scattered with tiny hamlets and historical sites, making it a very interesting visit for us when Exmoor farmers call us to provide:

Photo from Featured Project near Exmoor
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.

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