At the Great Yorkshire Show earlier this month, Alistair Macintosh, Vice Chair of Red Tractor, took the opportunity to discuss the state of the farming industry with the NFU and with Therese Coffey, DEFRA Secretary. They covered various topics, including the importance of Red Tractor standards for consumers and the considerable benefits of earned recognition arrangements for farmers.  

Also at the Great Yorkshire Show, Red Tractor’s Head of Operations Philippa Wiltshire was delighted to speak to international red meat buyers from Asia, the Middle East, and North America. In the UK to discover more about sustainable beef, lamb, and pork production and to examine potential new business opportunities Philippa explained all about Red Tractor standards and our independent inspection regime.  

Last year the value of UK red meat exports hit record levels at £1.7 billion and global meat consumption is expected to grow next year. There is a growing global appetite for our high-quality produce, and Red Tractor can help other agencies maximise the opportunities for UK beef, lamb and pork with our high-welfare, environmentally sustainable, traceable food production standards.