In the 15th century Minehead was still a mainly agricultural area. However, the position of the settlement, on the north coast of Somerset, soon made it a very important fishing port, with herring being the staple local catch. This in turn led to development of the port as an important international trading harbour with ships full of livestock, cotton and wines. However, the advent of bigger ships that needed larger harbours set a downward trend in traffic to Minehead. The local textile industry went into decline and the seal was set on the town's fate as an international port when a great fire destroyed many of the buildings in 1791.
Luckily, at about that time, many doctors were beginning to prescribe stays by the sea to benefit health, so Minehead quickly became a popular resort with health seekers. With the wheel going full circle, there is a good deal of agriculture in the area aroud Minehead and a number of local dairy farmers have come to rely on NB Hoofcare for:
Photo from Featured Project near Minehead
NJB Hoofcare delivers hoof trimming service and training courses throughout Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Monmouthshire
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.