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.

 

Farm Diversification Evening – 1st May 2014 -

DIVERSIFICATION EVENING – 1st May 2014

The MNFU with support from DEFA is organising a Farm Diversification Evening which will be held at 7.30pm on the 1st May at the St Johns Mill, Mill Road near to Tynwald Mills (parking in the car park off the Poortown Road.) The evening will comprise of a mix of formal presentations, a question and answer session, a networking opportunity and ...

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Countryside Code – Easter 2014 -

Easter time 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 of their ...

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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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