Mellby Gård other operations
AGRICULTURE IN CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
Mellby Gård Jordbruks AB runs a modern agricultural business with a primary focus on pig and cattle production, forestry operations and horse breeding. “After extensive renovations and new constructions, we continue to develop the farm’s agricultural operations,” says Petter Backman, Inspector and responsible for the operations at Mellby Gård Jordbruks AB.
The Mellby Gårds farm is situated in beautiful natural surroundings in the middle of Skåne, just outside Hässleholm. Pig production dominates, and the farm is one of the largest pig production centres in Skåne with nearly 17,000 pigs supplied for slaughter each year. Quality is a key word to ensure satisfied consumers and their ever-increasing demands.
“The trend of increased demand in high-quality Swedish meats remains. Not least in relation to pork meat do consumers value quality over low price,” says Petter Beckman, Inspector and responsible for the operations at Mellby Gård.
“In recent years, extensive investments have been made in buildings to modernise and streamline operations and increase animal production, with maintained high-quality outputs. The goal is to increase the number of pigs supplied to slaughter from 17,000 to around 22,000 per year,” says Petter Beckman.
During the year, the farm’s total acreage has also been expanded though a new acquisition. The total acreage is just over 4,000 hectares, distributed over 80 percent forest, 15 percent arable land and 5 percent pasture land.
Mellby Gård’s forestry operations are FCS- and PEFC-certified and are efficiently operated with long-term planning.
The forestry operations have fully been managed according to plan during the year and there has thankfully been no storm damage.
The game-rich land offers hunting of elk, deer, wild boar and roe deer. Regular hunting takes place under the guidance of Andreas Molin.
“Mellby Gård has 25 mares, which means some 17–18 foals are born here each year. The breeding operations on the farm are well managed and there have not been any significant changes during the year,” says Jan-Olov Alfresson, responsible for the horse related operations at Mellby Gård.
“There are no plans to grow the operations, but instead possibly to reduce the number of mares and invest in even higher-quality breeding,” says Jan-Olov Alfredsson.
The team has had great success at the racecourses both in Sweden and abroad.
“Overall, our horses perform very well and have reached an incredibly good victory rate,” says Jan-Olov Alfredsson. “But we are obviously not able to bring out a star performer every year. They will appear when they appear,” he adds.
Inspektor Mellby Gård
Trotting Trainer Mellby Gård
Mellby Gård is situated just outside Hässleholm. The farm runs a modern agricultural business with a primary focus on pig and cattle production, forestry operations and horse breeding. The farm’s pig production is one of the biggest in Skåne, with almost 17,000 slaughtered pigs per year.
It has a total acreage of 4,000 hectares, distributed over 80 percent forest, 15 percent arable land and 5 percent pastureland.