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London Premiere For Little Grey Fergie

Thursday 17 October at London’s Soho Hotel sees the first screening of the brand-new children’s series ‘Little Grey Fergie’ featuring the adventures of a full-size, live-action Ferguson TE20 tractor.

MFLittleFergiefilminginUK photoFilmed on location at a Warwickshire farm, this new show is an English version of the popular Norwegian children’s story and TV series ‘Gråtass’. Over the last 15 years, the original story has grown like topsy with not only the TV series but two feature film hits, nine theatrical productions, several more books, DVDs and spin-off articles.

Aimed at pre-school kids, the new adventures of Little Grey Fergie are set on a farm near Coventry in England in the present day with English farm animals, settings and characters.

Production company, Farmyard Stories shot the series on a farm not far from Massey Ferguson’s UK Sales operations at Abbey Park Stoneleigh and only 20 km from the site of the original Coventry factory where the TE20s were built between 1946 and 1956.

A new star for the series is a shiny red, ultra-modern MF 7600 which adds 21st century tractor power to the narrative. Creator of the programmes, Morten Mycklebust is very excited about the launch of the new series. “Massey Ferguson is one of the world’s most recognised brands,” he remarks. “We’re really pleased that our films are giving a completely new generation of youngsters the opportunity to learn about and enjoy the brand and its history.”

“We fully support the development of the Little Grey Fergie character,” says Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Brand Development Manager. “The stories are captivating and we’re sure kids and their families will love him.”

The films have no dialogue – the tales are told through action, sound effects and music – so they will be understood all over the world. You can watch the first adventure at www.littlegreyfergie.com from 18 October.

Red Tractor, supported by Massey Ferguson, is launching an exciting new campaign

Red Tractor, supported by Massey Ferguson in the United Kingdom, is launching an exciting new campaign called Sunday Lunch Heroes, backed by ITV celebrity chef Dean Edwards.

Promoting quality food and sustainable farming, consumers in the UK are being asked to nominate their ‘Sunday Lunch Hero’ for a chance to win Sunday lunch cooked in their own home by Dean Edwards.

For more information on Red Tractor Scheme: www.redtractor.org.uk/sundaylunch
Why not follow the campaign on Twitter: @RedTractorFood

 

 

Red Tractor in Town

London got a taste of the country when a Massey Ferguson tractor laden with fresh produce drove through the streets from New Covent Garden to Trafalgar Square.

The MF 5440 was in town to help celebrate the news that two New Covent Garden Market (NCGM) wholesalers had gained certification under the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme. Then, in the second engagement of the day, it was on to St Martin-in-the-Fields with a trailer-load of food donated by wholesalers for the annual Farmers Club harvest festival service. After the service, food donations were presented to the Connection homeless charity at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Newly-licensed Red Tractor wholesalers P&I Fruits and E.A. Williams join a list of 11 Red Tractor licensees at NCGM. The scheme offers reassurance for consumers that all produce purchased passes stringent standards in food safety, quality and traceability.

Adds David Sleath, AGCO Director Sales UK and Ireland: “Massey Ferguson is a key part of British farming and has supported the Red Tractor scheme since its inception 11 years ago. We are delighted to offer our tractors to attract consumers’ attention at events all over the country and help explain the huge efforts farmers put into producing food of the highest standards.”

To find out more, please visit the following websites:

New Covent Garden Market: www.newcoventgardenmarket.com/food
Red Tractor: www.redtractor.org.uk

 

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