Fly-grazing, the practice of leaving horses on someone else’s land without permission, is on the increase among some irresponsible horse owners.
While actual numbers are difficult to collate, welfare charities estimate that, in England alone, at least 3,000 horses are being fly-grazed grazed on public and private land. The NFU has been working closely with local authorities, members and lobbying MPs to raise the profile of the issue, and highlight the need for a solution for farmers.
To read more about the NFU’s lobbying activity, please click here.
Fly-grazing Farmer Information Pack
In addition, the NFU’s Legal Assistance Scheme has agreed to offer a fixed rate of support at the early stages of the bailiff assisted removal process, as well as for the other removal methods set out in the pack to NFU members that are also LAS subscribers*.
How do I get a pack?
- Guides from the pack can be downloaded above (requires member login).
- Members can also order the pack by calling NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.
PLEASE NOTE: The following items are available individually and a member should inform the Customer Service Adviser which item(s) they would like to order:
- The full pack;
- Prevention signs, or
- Template notices
*normal Legal Assistance Scheme rules apply.