As of 1st June 2018 new Red Tractor Beef and Lamb standards, relating to antibiotic use on farm, are being introduced. These amendments reflect the industry’s commitment to being responsible users of antibiotics.

Members will be required to work with their vet to review health and performance data. 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.

To find out more about all the Red Tractor Farm Standards go to the website below.

Website: https://assurance.redtractor.org.uk/standards