Milestones Menhammar

Even though Menhammar has a large land area, we use the land quite intensively since Menhammar Stud is one of the most successful stud farms in Sweden. Then we must work smart, manage our lands wisely and leave as little negative imprint as possible. Here are a few things that we have achieved so far.


  • Menhammar Stud installs solar cells on two buildings, a total of 104 panels of 174 square meters. The plant is expected to produce 31,000 kWh per year, which corresponds to about 30 percent of Menhammar’s total electricity consumption.
  • Various projects on biological diversity are important for Menhammar Farm. Among other things, the farm has worked with meadow diversity, border zones and to completely phase out chemicals in the agriculture. In 2020, the farm restored about six hectares of natural grazing land to further increase biodiversity.


  • Menhammar founds a pond that captures phosphorus from horse manure in pastures and fields, which would otherwise be transported by the rain to ditches and streams. By directing surface water to this pond, the amount of phosphorus that reaches Lake Mälaren is reduced by 40-60 percent.
  • Three of Menhammar’s tractors switch from diesel to HVO, which is made from recycled fats such as offal and frying oil.


  • Menhammar receives a delivery of Sweden’s first three electric loaders, as a step towards a fully electrified vehicle fleet. Small and medium-sized machines are already powered by electricity.
  • Menhammar Farm is approved as a member of Wildlife Estates, a network of European farms that pursue a long-term and sustainable use of their land, forest and water areas as well as cultural landscapes.


  • A second biofuel plant is being taken into use. After an upgrade in 2018, the power now amounts to 1 MW, which is enough to heat the yard, stables and farm buildings at the training facility in Yttersta and a number of nearby homes with the help of heating culverts.


  • The first biofuel plant is installed at Menhammar. In the biofuel plant, horse manure and wood chips are converted into heat. Manure that does not go to the biofuel plant is placed in deep litter beds and then improves the soil in the fields.