Red Tractor

Red Tractor needs urgent review of pesticide stance – report

Red Tractor needs urgent review of pesticide stance – report

Red Tractor urgently needs to review and strengthen its promotion of non-chemical pesticide alternatives, including via Integrated Pest Management (IPM),...

March 15, 2022

Red Tractor terminates farm’s membership after TV show uncovers abuse

Red Tractor terminates farm’s membership after TV show uncovers abuse

Red Tractor has terminated a farm’s dairy scheme membership following an investigation into footage shown on TV earlier this week....

February 18, 2022

NSA agrees with AHDB decision to stop Red Tractor funding

NSA agrees with AHDB decision to stop Red Tractor funding

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it is in agreement with the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB’s) decision...

December 15, 2021

Applications open for AHDB’s Pig Industry Scholarship programme

Applications open for AHDB’s Pig Industry Scholarship programme

Companies in the pig industry have until August 31 to apply to take an agricultural student on in their business...

August 11, 2021

Union urges Red Tractor to ensure changes are ‘properly communicated’

Union urges Red Tractor to ensure changes are ‘properly communicated’

The significant changes to Red Tractor assurance scheme standards announced this week need to be properly communicated to farmers, NFU...

July 23, 2021

Red Tractor to introduce revised farm standards from November

Red Tractor to introduce revised farm standards from November

Red Tractor, the UK’s largest food assurance scheme, has shared how it has listened to feedback and outlined that revised...

July 21, 2021

NFU Scotland urges members to engage with Red Tractor review

NFU Scotland urges members to engage with Red Tractor review

Red Tractor Assurance is undertaking a periodic review of farm assurance standards across multiple sectors and NFU Scotland is urging...

February 9, 2021

Red Tractor calls on farmers to help shape the future of farming

Red Tractor calls on farmers to help shape the future of farming

Red Tractor has encouraged farmers to engage with it on a consultation process aimed to streamline the body’s food and...

January 5, 2021

Christine Tacon appointed new chair of Red Tractor

Christine Tacon appointed new chair of Red Tractor

Christine Tacon CBE has been appointed chair of Assured Food Standards who operate the Red Tractor Assurance scheme. The former...

December 18, 2020

Red Tractor launches fully live-streamed inspections

Red Tractor launches fully live-streamed inspections

The UK’s largest food and farming assurance scheme has been working with certification bodies to come up with an innovative...

April 23, 2020

Red Tractor comes out No. 1 in study of international benchmarking standards

Red Tractor comes out No. 1 in study of international benchmarking standards

A new independent, international benchmarking study of global farm assurance schemes has found Red Tractor to have world-leading standards. The...

February 28, 2019

NI pork producers invited to an evening with Red Tractor

NI pork producers invited to an evening with Red Tractor

The Ulster Farmers’ Union, along with Red Tractor, is putting together an open event to promote the scheme’s work in...

January 14, 2019

1.4m more shoppers intend to trade up to Red Tractor following TV campaign

1.4m more shoppers intend to trade up to Red Tractor following TV campaign

The number of primary shoppers who say they will trade up and buy Red Tractor food instead of cheaper alternatives...

December 14, 2018

‘We’re proud to produce your food’ – farming’s Lord Mayor’s Show message

‘We’re proud to produce your food’ – farming’s Lord Mayor’s Show message

Agriculture will have a prominent place in the 803rd Lord Mayor’s Show procession on Saturday (November 10) as the Worshipful...

November 8, 2018

NFU supports Red Tractor bid to become flagship for British farming

NFU supports Red Tractor bid to become flagship for British farming

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is supporting Red Tractor’s bid to become the UK’s flagship brand for high-standard British food...

September 11, 2018

Red Tractor to increase unannounced inspections in major overhaul

Red Tractor to increase unannounced inspections in major overhaul

Red Tractor has today announced its intent to “substantially increase” the breadth of its food chain assurance regime in a...

September 11, 2018

Red Tractor telly advert to go live next week

Red Tractor telly advert to go live next week

UK farm assurance scheme Red Tractor will launch its first ever TV advertising campaign next week in a prime-time slot....

September 5, 2018

New infographic to help shoppers get savvy on farm assurance schemes

New infographic to help shoppers get savvy on farm assurance schemes

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has produced a new infographic illustrating the animal welfare credentials of seven major UK farm...

July 23, 2018