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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation for Frome, Somerset

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.<br /><br />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
Training and CPD

<p>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.<br /><br />The course contents include:<ul><li>Basic anatomy of the hoof</li><li>Anatomy of the lower leg and its effect on the foot</li><li>Causes of lameness in cattle</li><li>Common infectious and non-infectious conditions of the foot</li><li>Trimming techniques</li><li>Practical sessions with cadaver feet</li><li>Preventative measures</li><li>Cattle welfare and handling while trimming</li></ul>Course costs are £180 per person per day.</p><h4></h4><p></p><p></p>
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
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