Isle of Man snow: Manx farmers face 'catastrophic loss'

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The Isle of Man's farming community is facing "catastrophic losses", as the search continues for thousands of livestock buried in snow.

Sheep farmer Ruth Brown said the recent weather had been "devastating".

"A lot of farmers have lost animals in sheds and out in the fields. Some animals have been brought in to sheds and then the sheds have collapsed," she said.

It is estimated there are thousands of sheep and cattle yet to be found.

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