Shepton Foot Trimming Course

Foot Trimming & Lameness Course

The course is tailored to those who want to refresh their knowledge on lameness in cattle and also to the ones who want to learn about preventative foot trimming. The course is ideal for those who wish to prepare for their NPTC herdsman’s exam.

Key learning objectives:

  • To confidently Trim

  • To Identify Lameness

  • To be able to successfully block a foot

  • Understand when to call a vet

Course Topics Covered: 

  • The anatomy of a bovine foot

  • Mobility

  • Safe handling

  • Trimming technique

  • Identifying lameness

Who leads the course –

Our Trimming courses are Vet led. For more information about either of the course trainers, click their image.

Charlie and Rosie are experienced Foot Trimming trainers

“Delegates leaving with the skills needed to get back to the farm and be able to confidently deal with lameness issues, whilst also understanding the aspects of good trimming technique to ensure lameness incidence is limited – a thoroughly worthwhile course for anyone that may have to deal with hoofcare on farm!” – Charlie Neale

Course Duration:
1 day (6hrs)

Course Format (e.g. in-person, online, hybrid):
In person

Course location: On farm practical –
TBC, farms around Shepton Mallet

Delegates must be 16 or over to attend this course. We limit places to 6 on this course. Booking early is recommended

To bring
Bring a clean pair of wellies, waterproof trousers, and a parlour top.

Foot TrimmingCourse

Is lunch included?
A packed lunch is included 

Dietary requirements needed?
Please contact the farm office if you have any dietary requirements, we should be aware of

£250 + VAT per person
A £100 deposit will be payable upon booking. The balance will be due before the course start date

Payment options:
Please call the farm office directly. Please call the office to make a payment

Cancellation policies:
Cancellations up to 7 days before the course will result in a refund. Please contact the office if you need to cancel


If you have any questions, please email or call 01749 341 761




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