Criteria covered by the Farm Standards
The Red Tractor Farm Assurance scheme for beef and lamb production has standards that are aligned with the other Red Tractor Farm Assurance schemes and encompass food safety, hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection. The basic welfare needs of sheep and cattle must not be compromised at any stage of their lives, and farmers must ensure that their farming practices do not damage the environment.
Red Tractor Assurance also believes it is important to know where your food comes from and so animals need to be identifiable and traceable back to their farms of origin, and moved in clean vehicles so that the beef and lamb produced is free from contamination and safe to eat.
Click here to download the Full Standards Manual, which are effective from 1 October 2011.
(Addendums to the previous version of this Standard have been issued to existing members, however, if you have lost or misplaced them, then contact your certification body for a copy of the addendums, alternatively download a copy of the latest manual above).
Click here to download the Beef and Lamb Quick Guide.
Click here to download a summary of the Beef and Lamb Farm Standards.
Click here to download a copy of the Beef and Lamb Checklist for members.
Click below to download the individual appendices from the Standards Manual.