Farming News on the Isle of Man
The total agricultural acreage (including rough grazings) is around 113,000 acres or 80% of the land mass of the Island, with agriculture basically a mixed farming industry.
The agricultural livestock population mainly comprises cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry (eggs and broiler …
One of the most satisfying aspects of grassland management is keeping weeds in check giving summer pastures a boost. It simply consists of cutting unnecessary seed heads therefore stimulating vigorous growth. Most weeds don't like being cut, so topping in …
Harrowing, Rolling & Re-seeding your Paddock
Grassland benefits from harrowing early in the season, dispersing mole hills, raking moss or weeds and more importantly letting air and light to the base of the sward benefiting the finer grasses.
This is for appearances, stone dispersal and water damage …
This is a vital component to achieving a well balanced pasture. Applying Suregrow at a rate of 4 bags an acre once or twice a year will give you a consistent healthy growth, stimulating root development, resulting in a denser …