Manx National Farmers Union

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The Manx NFU works to create a strong agricultural economy on the Isle of Man for our members and to provide a reliable, sustainable and secure food supply for the Manx people. We represent farmers from the majority of farm businesses on the Island.

Please find a selection of our Featured News items below – For all our latest news posts  please visit our News & Blog page.

 

Past President and Local Farming Ambassador Honoured -

There was a very special event on the Manx National Farmers’ Union stand at the 2014 Royal Manx Agriculture Show, when previous President, renowned farmer, local radio personality and lay preacher, John Kennaugh was presented with a life membership of the Manx NFU by current President, Brian Brumby. Brian paid tribute not only to John’s significant contribution to the MNFU during his 10 year Presidency but also his contribution to ...

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RALLY ISLE OF MAN 2014 -

Dear MNFU Member

We have received notification that the Rally Isle of Man for 2014 will take place from Thursday 11th September to Saturday 13th September 2014. Please use the link below to view the routes and on which date the rally will take place.

2014 Rally Route

If you have any questions please contact the Secretary of the Meeting on 01624 852440 or email: rally@rallyisleofman.co.im

 

 

COWS AND CALVES -

The MNFU would like to remind everyone that at this time of year that there are many cows with their calves out in the fields. It is essential that you must never walk in fields with cows and calves. The mothers are very protective of their calves and can become quite aggressive. Please stick to designated footpaths and keep dogs on leads near any livestock whether cows or sheep. If ...

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Countryside Code -

The Spring and Summer is an incredibly busy time out in the Manx countryside but also very exciting with lots of new arrivals and the promise of crops to come.

Please remember if you are out enjoying the beautiful weather and countryside to keep your dogs under control – they can seriously kill and injure lambs and sheep, also be aware that cows with young calves can be very protective ...

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MANX FOOD AND FARMING MATTERS -

Please see the link to the Manx Farming Matters Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manx-Farming-And-Food-Matters/101735529950387

If you have any questions on this Facebook page please contact the office.

 

BVD Frequently Asked Questions -

As compulsory BVD testing is now in place there have been some queries from members. We hope that the link below will go some way to answering these.

http://www.gov.im/categories/business-and-industries/agriculture/cattle/bovine-virus-diarrhoea-(bvd)-control-strategy/

Dog owners warned to keep their pets under control -

The Manx NFU is backing farmers on the Island who have been experiencing problems with dogs worrying sheep and other livestock.

Under current Manx law, The Dog Act, allows farmers the right to shoot on sight any dog that is attacking or worrying livestock. However, many farmers are reluctant to do this and in many cases they find the evidence after the event rather than catch the culprit in the ...

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Health & Safety in Agriculture -

The MNFU have received a copy of the revised Health & Safety in Agriculture (second edition published 2013) document and is available to down load from here:

guide to health and safety in agriculture

Night shooting has been approved -

Night Shooting of rabbits was approved at the May sitting of Tynwald. It is vital that all Manx National Farmers' Union Members read the Night Shooting Code of Practice put together with the assistance of the Police to ensure that all Members remain safe and shoot in accordance with the Game Act 1927 (Modification) order. ...

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