Costs us around £500/year. Do not have a problem with that. Not sure what all the moaning is about ? Far to much of that at the moment !!
I'd estimate our total cost to be at least 3 time that over 330 acres and 250 head of cattle. And up to this point I too haven't queried what that investment of time and money had gone toward - in fact I would heartily defend RT in some thread.
BUT. What the consultation has revealed is the direction that RT sees itself evolving toward in the future - an all encompassing policeman for all of UK agriculture. Unaccountable, unelected and with the power to close all markets to you AND cut off your subsidies via ELMS.
I'm not moaning, I'm absolutely FUDGEING FURIOUS that we have been blindly led down this path and that the "persons of influence" within RT are dismissing our concerns as "rhetoric" and "squabbling". A few weeks ago, I'd have been happy if the consultation had resulted in mild reform or just a freeze on the endless goldplating, but the condescending responses from the likes of Blenkiron and Smith have boiled my blood to the extent that I just want the whole sorry corrupt mess gone for good.