Important Changes to Red Tractor Beef and Lamb Standards

As of 1st June 2018 you will be assessed against new Red Tractor Beef and Lamb standards, relating to antibiotic use on farm.

These amendments reflect the industry’s commitment to being responsible users of antibiotics. In brief, members will be required to work with their vet to review health and performance data. The review must be written down and a template for the vet to fill in can be found here.

This review includes looking at medicine records and prescription data that outlines total antibiotic use, to make recommendations as to where farms can use antibiotics as responsibly as possible.

Other changes include the use of Highest Priority Critically Important Antibiotics and recommendations for disease prevention strategies.

Please read this document here to ensure you are compliant.

Meeting for beef, lamb and dairy vets on Red Tractor changes

24th May, 7.00pm at Ledbury Rugby Club

Red Tractor is hosting a meeting for farm vets to update them on the new Red Tractor beef, lamb and dairy standards

More information and how to book can be found here.