Use of cookies. Mouse over here for details.

Use of cookies on this web site: NJB Hoofcare collects no personally identifiable data in cookies. However, a number of social media and search engine companies place tracking cookies without our consent or co-operation. If you wish to avoid tracking, please read our cookies policy, where you will find links to resources that will help you set your browser accordingly.
Show Cookies Policy
Accept & Continue
Join Mailing List

NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Frome

Towards the end of the 7th century, St. Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, set up a mission on the banks of the River Frome. This is believed to have been the first permanent settlement of what eventually became the fourth largest town in Somerset and now is the town with most listed buildings in the area. Much of the wealth that created the insteresting buildings came in the early days from the weaving industry. Competition from northern mills with cheap labour more or less killed that off, although some elements of specialist fabric production lasted until the 1960s. Print became a very important industry here with the closure of many mills and kept the town buoyant, and for a long time, larger and more prosperous than near neighbour, Bath.

With the dissolution of the monasteries uner Henry VIII, the land formerly owned by the church passed to the Thynne family who used it to expand the now famous Longleat Estate. There are numerous smaller farms in the area still who manage a mix of sheep and dairy herds, and we very often find ourselves in the area of Frome helping to minimise cattle lameness through:

Photo from Featured Project near Frome
Happy hoof care trainees on one of our on-farm training courses

Helping to prevent lameness in your cattle is a very sound investment that protects yield and profits while enhancing the welfare of your herd.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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