1 years free membership for new entrants and young farmers

MANX NATIONAL FARMERS’ UNION

First Floor, Quay House, South Quay, Douglas, IM1 5AR. Tel: 01624 662204. Email: gensec@manx-nfu.org

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1 Years Free Membership Form 2017-2018 For new entrants, young farmers and agricultural workers

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DEFA Minister Mr Boot gives an update on the meatplant progress

Minister’s update on meat plant progress

Good progress is being made towards creating a meat plant that better serves the needs of the Island, Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, says.

 

A new operating company, set up to run the plant at Tromode, meets for the first time on Thursday (January 25th) to plan the way forward.

 

The Isle of Man Meat Company Ltd …

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2018 farm plastic drop off points and dates

Please find below the 2018 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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2017 Plastics Collection and Drop Off Points

Please find below the 2018 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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INTERESTED IN AGRICULTURE? LEAVING SCHOOL?

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.

Details:

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

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PESTICIDE COURSES

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.

Carole.collister@college.doe.gov.im

 

 

John Kennaugh - MNFU Life Member

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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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 - Easter 2014

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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