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 Compliance Report

 

Our scheme governance arrangements are designed to ensure that we and our members conduct ourselves in line with the law, our membership rules and our standards. We publish the number of members who have had their certification either suspended or withdrawn. Around 45,000 farmers are Red Tractor members across the different sectors.

All Members

January – March 2022

CERTIFICATE STATUS
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Suspended 1,170
Withdrawn 100

 

October – December 2021

CERTIFICATE STATUS
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Suspended 798
Withdrawn 92

 

July – September 2021

CERTIFICATE STATUS
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Suspended 851
Withdrawn 89

 

April – June 2021

CERTIFICATE STATUS
 NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Suspended 834
Withdrawn 77

 

Sectors 

Red Tractor’s membership is split across the main farming sectors.

While the exact number of Red Tractor members changes each day there are approximately:

  • 22,300 beef and lamb members in England
  • 11,300 dairy members in the UK
  • 16,500 crops and sugar beet members in England and Wales
  • 2,300 poultry members in GB
  • 2,100 fresh produce members in GB
  • 2,300 pig members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

In the pig, dairy and poultry sectors we adopt a risk-based approach to assessments. Members in these sectors who are found to have poor compliance with the Red Tractor standards may see an increase in assessment frequency with some visits being carried out with no advance notice.  If we continue to find evidence of poor compliance their certificate may be suspended, or their membership of the Scheme terminated in line with our rules.

Click here to find out more about our risk based approach to assessments.

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How Red Tractor Assurance works

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