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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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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The Manx National Farmers’ Union are delighted to announce their new President, Brian Brumby.

Brian, a dairy farmer from Ballakillingan, Lezayre, has been Vice-President for the past 3 years and is a staunch campaigner of Manx Farming and produce.

Brian has taken over the role of President from Ray Craine who has been at the head of the MNFU for the past 3 years and has successfully steered the Union …

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Union continues to fight for Members' interests

The Manx NFU is working on several key issues pertinent to Manx farmers. From championing the ongoing security of the Island’s three main food processors – Isle of Man Meats, Isle of Man Creamery and Laxey Glen Mills to in-depth discussions on Govt Consultations through to electricity wayleaves.

The Manx NFU is the voice for the agricultural industry on the Isle of Man.

The Union has a democratic structure ensuring …

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