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Effects of livestock losses will be felt for years, says MNFU

The loss of, its estimated, eight thousand of the Island's flock in the recent freeze, will have a significant and long-term effect on the farming industry.

Yesterday Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Phil Gawne said the carcasses of close to three thousand sheep and two hundred cattle had been dealt with, but many more had still to be collected.

Manx National Farmers' Union president Ray Craine says the ripples of this disaster will spread for years:

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