Islay Estates runs an extensive in-hand farming operation over a large area of the Estate. The farming practices and livestock on the ground vary greatly across the Estate as the land and topography ultimately dictate what is possible. As a whole, the farm is operated with the environment in mind and operations are planned to complement the wildlife, flora and fauna and natural features.
Livestock are reared naturally on the hill and on the in-bye land, where they graze all year round. Their diet is supplemented with silage that is grown on the estate and additional hard feed is fed in the winter as and when required.