We work with farmers all over the UK to ensure their farming processes meet the Red Tractor standards. We monitor what consumers value the most about their food and understand what they expect from farmers. These values are translated into practical on-farm standards so Red Tractor farmers can demonstrate they are producing what consumers want. Being a Red Tractor farmer means:

  • Producing what the market wants;
  • Promoting British food;
  • Farming with pride;
  • Less red tape;
  • Building a strong brand;
  • Adding value to your business.

Red Tractor is a single scheme accepted by all major buyers. You have the flexibility to supply different customers without the need for different requirements. Being a member offers opportunities to maximise market opportunities, meaning you can do do business with more people, including those who only buy assured products. Frequent inspections means a health check for your business, allowing to ensure you are up to speed with all relevant legal requirements. Red Tractor farmers are recognised as competent producers by government, meaning you benefit from fewer government inspections. Got more than one scheme - mixed farms benefit from a single asessment, saving you time and avoiding duplication. On top of this, you are free to shop around and get the most competitive price from our certification bodies. 

See what our members have to say about it here

Sector Specific Benefits

Beef & Lamb
Beef & Lamb Make more money – assured stock fetch consistently higher prices
Pigs & Poultry
Pigs & Poultry Integrated IPPC inspections improving bio-security, reducing number of inspections and saving you money.
Crops Access biofuels market (via RED recognition) without additional inspections. See here.

Gain access to Chinese export market. 

Click here to download the application form for BASIS CPD points for Crops and Sugar Beet.
Fresh Produce
Fresh Produce No additional assessments for Global G.A.P. assurance.

Reassure consumers, including overseas buyers, that you uphold certain standards.

Gain free access to LIASON – the pesticide approval database:

LIASON - Free access

Click here to download the application form for BASIS CPD points:

BASIS application form for CPD points
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