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manxbutcher

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  1. I disagree. The overall boss is a highly experienced food industry expert with years of experience of running large scale operations. Not really. Allan skillicorn (the chairman) is thick as shit and has a history of animal welfare issues on his own farm.
  2. If your a road cyclist you'll swallow load of sperm
  3. so manx meat is shit? can't even meet tesco standards..... Tesco has very high standards to meet and there is nothing wrong with Manx meat. It is/was the preparation and presentation that was substandard. One of the problems is that not all stick to the meat plant meats the specification required. When all your customers ask for top quality but you don't have enough to go round, what do you do?
  4. Iom meats decided not to supply Tesco for two reasons. 1. Costs of supplying Tesco. Same levels of capability are required for all Tesco suppliers whether they supply millions of pounds worth of meat per week, or a few grands worth. Economies of scale. That is why Tesco only has a very small amount of businesses supplying their meat. 2. Iom farmers were not willing to comply with the codes of practice require for all farmers supplying Tesco.
  5. A protected market is nearly always the worst option. Today, in most places, the local food product - and food which proudly annouces its source - is a premium item sold at higher prices. Sold in typically smaller quantities to people who are prepared to pay for a premium product. There is no reason why the IOM should be any different. It should be a premium product. But the factory / supply chain product should also be available for those who want to pay less. This represents the best of both options. The worst option would be to pay premium prices for a non premium product produced
  6. I've just been reading about the company. It's amazing. Would you employ a dentist to be a doctor? Would you employ a ships captain to fly a plane? Why the hell is it considered a good idea for 5 small time farmers to be responsible for the running of a large scale food manufacturing business with millions of pounds of Manx tax payers money at stake?
  7. I'm sure there is a consultant working for defa and there is another interim manager in place. But I'd guess the farmers are still paying minimum wage to a large number of unskilled workers.
  8. I wonder how many burger vans are selling manx produce? Burgers and baps for example.
  9. Each of these managers has made a killing by fleecing the farmers and all the taxpayers
  10. I hear a rumour that the latest boss at Iom meats has thrown the towel in. Would the next "meat trade expert" please submit your massive salary expectations for the idiot farmers in charge to consider. Whilst your at it tell a few porkies about your career which no farmer will understand which will cement your position.
  11. Don't like the loaded question about why you buy Manx. Sometimes in a shop I'll just buy it cos it's there. I
  12. There is no such thing as near organic. It either is or it isn't.
  13. The only thing ruining Manx farming are the farmers themselves.
  14. Take a look at the "farmworker's dwelling" on the Orrisdale Rd, KM..... Does the monstrous green house just outside Ballasalla count as "Workers Cottages" , because it looks to me like a lovely big 4 or 5 bedroom family home. go check with planning and find out, I'd guess yes to farm worker dwelling or cottage on the planning application somewhere, and chances are the kids might not even work on the farm, I knew of one elsewhere that didn't ! I can only assume there is nobody who actually checks that a farm workers cottage is occupied by a far worker? How would anybody really kno
  15. I would be happy if farmers paid rates and were rewarded for becoming economically sustainable. I am sick of hearing farmers whinge about not being paid enough for their product. They need to adapt. It's not up to the tax payer to support their working practices just because it's what their grandfather did. There are plenty of Manx fRmers who will never change or try to adapt to the market. Why should we support them with grants when the money could be better spent elsewhere improving the quality of Manx life via education or health care or creating jobs in other sectors.
  16. Bloody pity my wife didn't get time to adjust to her pension going from 60 to 66 ! Bloody pity Manx farmers haven't adapted to modern farming practices, yet they manage to buy pretty new tractors.
  17. Ah OK sorry. Missed your intention there. It will be good to get more Manx meat in the shops and one day back in Tesco too, although what Tesco sell ATM would take some beating.Maybe s/rite will start selling red mince now instead of white/pink ! Stop being so tight and pay a bit extra for minced steak then. Still does not tick the box.I'd love to see a fat chart to see how they compare. Apart from that the mince is too wide/chunky at s/rite unlike Tesco fine/thinner stuff. I'm not tight, I would pay twice the price just to get the quality of the Tesco meat, it's a shame it is not Manx.
  18. Ah OK sorry. Missed your intention there. It will be good to get more Manx meat in the shops and one day back in Tesco too, although what Tesco sell ATM would take some beating.Maybe s/rite will start selling red mince now instead of white/pink ! Stop being so tight and pay a bit extra for minced steak then. Still does not tick the box.I'd love to see a fat chart to see how they compare. Apart from that the mince is too wide/chunky at s/rite unlike Tesco fine/thinner stuff. I'm not tight, I would pay twice the price just to get the quality of the Tesco meat, it's a shame it is not Manx.
  19. Let's not forget that the reason Tesco don't sell Manx meat is because the farmers were not prepared to comply with Tesco farming codes of practice. Will be interesting to see if the farmers have changed their minds now
  20. Yes. But value added. Not exporting at a loss would be a start.
  21. The main problem is that the farmers produce much more than the island needs. So the excess has to be exported. Manx farmers have no recognisable value to add to their products so it just becomes a commodity and is valued as such.
  22. Haven't they done this before though? What's changed now. The farmers certainly haven't. The livestock producers still aren't good enough.
  23. It's a good job they are making a big profit.
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