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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AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FORMS AND CENSUS

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.

 

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DAIRY MEETING 4th May 1230 - John Allen Kite Consulting

The MNFU, with support from DEFA, are delighted to announce a visit by John Allen of Kite Consulting who will be speaking on the Dairy Industry.

John has worked within agriculture his whole life and has almost three decades experience of consultancy. John works across the UK and the EU as well as having undertaken projects in the US and Eastern Europe.

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PLASTICS WASTE COLLECTION 2015

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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HARVEY BRIGGS

HARVEY BRIGGS, TH.

Members of the Manx National Farmers’ Union have been saddened to learn of the passing of one of their life members of the Union – Harvey Briggs, TH

At the February meeting of the Manx NFU’s Council, President Brian Brumby paid tribute to Harvey and the huge contribution he has made over many years to both the Manx NFU and wider Manx agriculture. Members observed …

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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

 

 

CONSULTATION ON AMENDMENTS TO CCS FOR SCHEME YEAR 2015

The consultation for the Amendments to the Countryside Care Scheme for Scheme year 2015 onwards (please see link below) is now open for response. The deadline for responses is the 16th January and the MNFU are working very closely with its members to put together a unified response. However, any person can submit a response and the MNFU encourages all members to respond directly. However, if you have a view …

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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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