What Red Tractor credentials mean for pig scheme members 

Market access – Red Tractor assurance is your ticket to enter the retail supply chains

  • About 95% of UK pigs are Red Tractor assured.
  • Red Tractor scheme is the definitive set of standards for UK pig production and all major retailers require it.
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Leading the way – UK pig industry goes above and beyond competitor nations in welfare thanks to Red Tractor standards.

  • For example, surgical castration not allowed in UK but is routine in EU countries.
  • Assessments are a handy health check for farm businesses, providing peace of mind that all current legislation is adhered to.


Vermin control – earned recognition with the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide use (CRRU) means members do not need to obtain a license or undergo additional training to buy professional-only rodenticides.