Thank you for supporting Manx agriculture

16th April 2020

Tim Johnston, President of the Manx National Farmers Union shares his thanks for people supporting Manx agriculture. Also thank you to the vast majority of people who are respectfully using public rights of way and not crossing through farmyards and farmsteads on route, and a thank you for supporting your local Manx food producers.

 

being safe around livestock|

News Release – be safe around livestock|

 

Back story; 2 separate reports of this happening this week in separate locations. People walking through random fields to get to Curragh’s & people with dogs walking through a field to get from the road to the coastal footpath/Beach so they can avoid car parks.

 

 

Start:

 

Social distancing walkers are increasingly looking for new routes and ‘safer’ places to …

To continue reading being safe around livestock| please click here

Farm safety, pest management, mental health, dealing with self isolation & who will farm if you can’t?

Keeping the family safe.

Health and safety on farm is always important. It saves lives. But now, in unprecedented times and with the children home from school, we need to be extra vigilant.

Children should not be allowed in the farm work place (and for young children they should enjoy outdoor space in a secure fenced area). Any access to the work area by children under 16, for example …

To continue reading Farm safety, pest management, mental health, dealing with self isolation & who will farm if you can’t? please click here

A guide for students and young people on farm

A Guide for Students

Guide for temporary workers on farm

A Guide for Temporary Workers

Manx NFU President calls for immediate closure of public rights of way across farmsteads

News Release

 

Manx NFU President asks government to close public rights of way across farmsteads to protect our local food supply.

 

The Manx NFU is working with our members’ concerns over public rights of way through farm businesses in light of social distancing measures imposed as a result of COVID-19. To help our farmers the Manx NFU are doing everything we can to keep them safe whilst in …

To continue reading Manx NFU President calls for immediate closure of public rights of way across farmsteads please click here

Manx NFU Presiedent calls for immediate closure of public rights of way across farmsteads

News Release

 

Manx NFU President asks government to close public rights of way across farmsteads to protect our local food supply.

 

The Manx NFU is working with our members’ concerns over public rights of way through farm businesses in light of social distancing measures imposed as a result of COVID-19. To help our farmers the Manx NFU are doing everything we can to keep them safe whilst in …

To continue reading Manx NFU President calls for immediate closure of public rights of way across farmsteads please click here

Self isolation

Who will farm if you can’t?

We would like you to watch the video first.

updated 22nd March to include that Farmers are key workers which is great news, we will never be stopped from farming even if the rest of the island is on a curfew or house isolated. However if you have symptoms of an infected person or an infected person lives in your house or if you …

To continue reading Self isolation what do i need to know. please click here

COVID – 19

Your Manx NFU have been reviewing the Government advice that is currently available and the affairs of industry in our neighboring jurisdictions to try and ascertain what is the best advice to be offering to our members and the wider agricultural sector. We have sent this email to everyone on our mailing list.

The Manx NFU are here to support our industry and we will be supporting farmers through …

To continue reading COVID – 19 please click here

Manx Radio ahead of Brexit day

Organisation has been lobbying government ahead of transition period

Countries producing food at standards considered illegal in the Isle of Man could gain access to the Manx market after Brexit.

That’s according to the Manx National Farmers Union ahead of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union tonight.

The body has been lobbying the Isle of Man to ensure a smooth transition for local farmers.

Andrew Cooper is the …

To continue reading Manx Radio ahead of Brexit day please click here