I have grown for Weetabix before, so I feel I can answer this question.
If you go to the merchant who buys their grain (used to be Gleadells when I did it), they will say, for example, I will buy standard wheat for £150, and Weetabix for £155. "Great" you think, I'll do Weetabix!
I was contacted privately yesterday by a farmer who used to sit on an NFU board. He said he had been in NFU meetings with DEFRA where DEFRA said specifically that they did not consider RT to be earned recognition.
I won't out the person who told me, if they wish to attach their name to it then...
I can understand the reluctance of someone working for RT to oppose changing RT. It may mean they have to move house, lose their job, or something else undesirable.
What I cannot understand is the staunch support from NFU, who should be looking out for the interest of farmers, not engaging in a...
Wow, I haven't posted on here in ages.
Red Tractor is a disaster zone, in more ways than one. I just wrote out a thread on Twitter about it, I'm not going to repate it all here, although this is the link to the posts:
Well, I’ve just changed our discs now that they are fully worn out. They were mostly OEM ones, but with 8 APM discs which were supposedly 55HRC. Whatever the spec, they have worn identically to the OEM ones, although given they are about 25% cheaper, it seems like a win.