Neither this town nor its near neighbour, Midsomer Norton, is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but the area is believed to have been settled since the iron age, growing greatly in Roman times with the construction of the Fosse Way. In later years, the town won its wealth through mineral deposits and coal mining. In its turn, the industrialisation of coal mining here in Radstock pushed it to the forefront of railway development to distribute the coal from the mines all over the south west. Since the mines were abandoned, the area has been declared a Site of Significant Scientific Interest, which attracts many visitors each year, and makes sure that we always have something interesting to see or to talk about when farmers from the Radstock are call us in for:
Photo from Featured Project near Radstock
Cattle Foot Trimming Trainees on Our 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.