Red Tractor Chair sells out all members

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
You couldn’t make it up 😡 The Chair of Red Tractor has sold out all members. Whilst she is happy to take farmers hard earned money whilst tying them in ever tighter knots she is happy to vote against food imports having to meet the standards of the organisation she presided over in the UK. Surely her position is untenable and she should either fall on her sword or be booted out.

 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
You couldn’t make it up 😡 The Chair of Red Tractor has sold out all members. Whilst she is happy to take farmers hard earned money whilst tying them in ever tighter knots she is happy to vote against food imports having to meet the standards of the organisation she presided over in the UK. Surely her position is untenable and she should either fall on her sword or be booted out.

All of the hoops and tape they’ve put upon farmers to “up” standards yet she goes and p!sses on everyone’s chips... imagine what the french would do if this happened to them!!!
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
How much more evidence do you people need that RT is run entirely for the benefit of the supermarkets and the processors, and not the producers?

The power is in your hands, just leave. If you all stop paying them they disappear. If you stay you're effectively saying you like being shat on from a great height.
Yes it's that simple.:unsure:
 

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
How much more evidence do you people need that RT is run entirely for the benefit of the supermarkets and the processors, and not the producers?
Of course it is, I don't know why its so hard to understand.

Time to get rid of it and just let customers ask for their own requirements.

Supermarkets and processors will have requirements of course but at least you can pick and choose who you sell to.
 

mixed breed

Member
Mixed Farmer
It's utterly disgraceful and makes a mockery of the standards we are having to adhear too. I'm with you all, I really am but, how do you not do RT, I can tell them to pee off with the beef and lamb it doesn't make a huge difference in the market provided the animals are well finished, But If I did the same with the dairy side my buyer wouldn't collect and i'd be left with an unsaleable product as all the dairies are handcuffed into assurance by the supermarkets.
 

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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