Manx National Farmers Union

Laa mie, & welcome

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.


2017 Plastics Collection and Drop Off Points -

Please find below the 2017 Plastics Collection and Drop Off points dates and times.

Please note that the collection points are for bale wrap and farm plastics only – wood, building materials, tyres or fallen stock (this has happened in the past!) will not be accepted and must disposed of using alternative methods.

Also, we have been asked to remind farmers to schedule drop offs as much as possible during ...

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Live export – press release -

Manx NFU Statement – The Isle of Man and United Kingdom are proven to have the highest levels of animal welfare across the whole of the EU. We refute any derogatory statements made in relation to the welfare of animals in transit when being shipped live to the United Kingdom.

Livestock travels for various reasons;

Sale and transfer of stock Breeding programs Slaughter – onward fattening To shows and events ...

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Dear Manx NFU Member

Please view the link below which will direct you to the MNFU Manifesto that has been sent out to all prospective MHK’s.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office on 662204.

Manx NFU info for Keys candidates 2016


Please see below statement from the Manx National Farmers’ Union regarding the recent Livestock Worrying case.

‘The Manx National Farmers’ Union will consider the facts of this matter and provide advice to its members in due course’.

Please do not hesitate to contact the MNFU office if you have any further questions.

Manx NFU Southern Show 2016 -

The Manx NFU Maze at the 2016 Southern Show proved, once again, to be a huge hit with the public, nearly 4,000 people went through the maze and were delighted with what had been put together. Please take a look at some of the photos:

Members of the Manx NFU erecting the maze.


The Farmers’ Wall celebrating 70 years of the MNFU – posters included the ...

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Plague of Moths – Diamond Back Moth -

The Manx NFU have been asked to highlight what could be a ‘plague of moths’. The Diamond Back Moth caterpillar could decimate a brassica, specifically cabbage and cauliflower, crop within 24 hours – please see the links below;

If you have any questions with regard to these moths please contact your advisor.



Manx NFU Press Release re the Consultation on Agricultural Grants -

Dear Manx NFU Member

Please see below the Press Release that the Manx NFU issued on the 12th April.

The Manx NFU will be strongly opposing the amalgamation of all agricultural grants into one single grant scheme.

We are concerned about lack of transparency, lack of focus on mainstream agriculture and lack of recognition by DEFA that agriculture delivers more than simply food . There is also NO indication of ...

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Dear Manx NFU Member

Please find the link to the new 2015-16 Membership form that we would like you to download, complete and return via email at with your updated details.

Membership form 15-16

Good time to ask for your password to the Members Only Area.

If you are not a member and wish to become one please complete the form and return.

Any questions, please ...

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ADS Payment Letters -

The ADS payment letters were sent to all applicants on the 31st July. Also enclosed were three flyers seen here containing additional information for all applicants.

If you have any queries please contact either the MNFU office or DEFA.

Sheep EID (00000002) – Copy

FHIS 8 Flyer 270715 – Copy

CPC Passport Paper Change – Copy



Greeba Farm are recruiting.

We’re looking for people who are reliable and trustworthy, can really listen and take instruction well, cope with both the discipline of routine and react to change, good communicators who work well in a team and on own, conscientious and able to take responsibility and, above all, want to work!


To work as part of a team to prepare ...

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The IOM College are running Diplomas in Agriculture and Environmental Conservation, details of which are below. Please contact Caroline Perry on 490488 or Paula Creer on 490267 who would be delighted to speak to you for an initial discussion if you would like further information or are interested in joining any of the courses.


Diplomas in Agriculture and Environmental Conservation by Paula Creer, Alan Radcliffe and Caroline Perry at ...

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All eligible farmers should have received an Agricultural Development Scheme form along with a census. These forms should have been completed on the 4TH MAY 2015 and need to be returned to DEFA by the deadline of the 11TH MAY 2015.


If you have not received a form and believe that you should have one please contact DEFA as a matter of urgency on 685835.


If you have ...



Once again, the MNFU have negotiated with the Department of Infrastructure and DEFA for the 2015 Plastics Waste Collection and the dates are listed below.

As in previous years, please make sure that it is ONLY plastic, bale wrap, netting etc taken to these collection sites – no rubbish or builders rubble etc. If it is found that anything other than plastics is attempted to be put into the skips ...

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The Isle of Man College are now running pesticides courses. If any Member is interested in attending a course please contact Carole Collister via the email below for further information on what is available.



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

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.

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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