The historic town of Langport, on the banks of the River Parrett, claims to be the smallest town in England. Langport and all the villages around are part of the Somerset Levels, where in 2014, flooding had a catastrophic effect on farming in the area, with the worst flooding since 1929. Most of the blame was laid at the door of the Environment Agency for failing to dredge the River Parrett and the Parrett Relief Channel, both of which were said to be silted up to below 60% of their capacity to clear the flood waters from the Levels. As always, famers carry on farming against all the odds, and local herds are still maintaining their numbers. As with all areas that are prone to wet underfoot conditions, great vigilance needs to be employed to spot and treat cattle lameness quickly to keep yields up. For this reason, farmers in the Langport area call on us more frequently than average for:
Photo from Featured Project near Langport
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.