Andrew Blenkiron

Would you like Andrew Blenkiron sacked from the board of Red Tractor for his insulting comments.

  • Yes

    Votes: 234 94.4%
  • No

    Votes: 14 5.6%

  • Total voters
    248

snarling bee

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
Red Tractor is a brand. They only care about Red Tractor. That's how brands behave and it is their reason for being.

Don't fall for all this stuff about being not for profit or essential to reduce govt inspections etc.

RT exists solely to service itself- its not altruistic, its a business. Buyer beware!
Is Red Tractor a brand? They don't sell anything.
 

snarling bee

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
The definition of 'brand' varies.

Perhaps we should take away the RT brand from RT and run it ourselves.
Do those who have brands, say 'Duchy Originals', have their boards of directors dominated by their customers? No. So why is that the case with RT?

Edit How does 'British Grain' sound, or 'Marvellous UK Milk', MUM for short. Or 'Great British Produce'??
 
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Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
Is Red Tractor a brand? They don't sell anything.

of course, its a brand, and they often refer to its as such "iconic brand" according to Guy Smith :ROFLMAO:

It's not a very good brand however, the amount of money to achieve "brand greatness" is way beyond what Red tractor could ever wish for


I've said MANY time there is only one brand UK produced food needs ............... and it's free! NFU etc should just lobby to protect its use better

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Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
of course, its a brand, and they often refer to its as such "iconic brand" according to Guy Smith :ROFLMAO:

It's not a very good brand however, the amount of money to achieve "brand greatness" is way beyond what Red tractor could ever wish for


I've said MANY time there is only one brand UK produced food needs ............... and it's free! NFU etc should just lobby to protect its use better

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Spot on!

The fact that meat labelled "Produced in the UK" could have been from an animal that spent its entire life out of the UK is appalling.
 
I read in the FW Mr Blenkiron claims he has a had a lot of people offering him "support" and agreeing with his views when he publicly called critics of the RT scheme's duplicitousness "backstabbers".

And seemingly anyone critical of him for calling out the flaws in the Red Tractor scheme are part of what is "undoubtedly bad" in the farming industry....

Funny how an employed rep of RT is presenting themselves as a victim having branding a whole swath of farmers backstabbers for pointing out glaring inconsistencies. Don't like his style at all, an apology for abusing critics of RT would have been reasonable...
 
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Raider112

Member
I read in the FW Mr Blenkiron has a had a lot of people offering him "support" and agreeing with his views when he publicly called critics of the RT scheme's duplicitousness "backstabbers".

And seemingly anyone critical of him for calling out the flaws in the Red Tractor scheme are part of what is "undoubtedly bad" in the farming industry....

Funny how an employed rep of RT is presenting themselves as a victim having branding a whole swath of farmers backstabbers for pointing out glaring inconsistencies. Don't like his style at all, an apology for abusing critics of RT would have been reasonable...
I don't like the idea of paying his wages that's for sure.
 

thorpe

Member
maybe £1000 prizes explain the loyalty and provision of a “farmer focus” column to pedal propaganda and insult farmers?

did we pay for that prize?
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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