One of Wiltshire's true beauty spots, the delightful village of Castle Combe has been called "The prettiest village in England", and it remains a haven for artists, who come to paint the attractive cottages and peaceful riverside views. Castle Combe was the setting for the original Dr Doolittle film. It also has a very historic motor racing circuit, which hosts international events to this day. You could say that Castle Combe is an area of contrasts, based on that evidence. On one hand, the sleepy English village and on the other, the vibrant, international sporting arena.<br /><br />Another facet of the area is agriculture. The land around Castle Combe is typical of the rolling Costwold landscape, with perfect looking trees and cattle grazing contentedly while painters paint and onlookers look on. Our own interest in the cattle is to ensure minimum lameness so we often visit farms in the Castle Combe area to provide:
Photo from Featured Project near Castle Combe
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.