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Tom Boyd

Pasture Care

Posted: March 2020
Length: 05:13
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Watch as Tom Boyd of Mirimichi Green discusses the importance of pasture care and how a year-round, sustainable approach can help prevent such damage as soil compaction, excessive mud, sparse ground cover, and invasive species.

About This Video

As a regional sales manager for Mirimichi Green, Tom Boyd knows firsthand how greener, healthier pastures lead to happier, healthier horses. But turf issues are common on many farms, and in this video Boyd discusses causes and remedies for major issues seen in horse pastures, including soil compaction, excessive mud, sparse ground cover, and invasive species. First, Boyd describes how to identify signs of soil compaction; why this issue should be a concern for horse owners; and possible remedies, such as aeration, rotational grazing, changing traffic patterns and feeding areas, and supplemental use of organic products. Boyd then explains why excessive mud is not only a messy and unsightly situation in paddocks, but also a health issue for your horse, offering both short- and long-term solutions to address the problem. In addition, Boyd talks about why sparse ground cover and invasive species in your pastures can likewise be significant issues and how a farm owner’s first line of defense is to establish healthy turf using year-round sustainable strategies.

Key Principles:

  • Soil Compaction
  • Excessive Mud
  • Sparse Ground Cover
  • Invasive Species

This video is brought to you by Mirimichi Green

About The Expert

Tom Boyd
Regional Sales Manager at Mirimichi Green

A lifelong horseman, Tom Boyd graduated from the University of Kentucky and began his career as a farm manager in Central Kentucky’s legendary Thoroughbred industry. Joining the Mirimichi Green team seven years ago as a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S., Boyd brings a unique perspective when assisting horse farms and facilities in improving their pasture care efforts thanks to his extensive, hands-on equine experience.

Boyd understands how horse farms undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear, and Mirimichi Green products help horse owners and managers build great pastures from the ground up. Distributed from coast to coast and across North America, the entire Mirimichi Green line, including soil enhancement and nourishment products as well as pest and weed control, is made from powerful, sustainable ingredients that stand up to the toughest conditions and provide lasting results, all while striving to be cost-effective and environmentally responsible. Learn more about Mirimichi Green at their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.