Beef suckler cows eating in straw yard©Tim Scrivener
The battle over the introduction of lifetime assurance for beef under the Red Tractor Scheme has reignited, with farmers in the South West and Northern Ireland claiming their views have been ignored. Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) has revealed it intends to “cautiously” proceed with plans to allow only animals that have spent their whole life on an assured farm, rather than just 90 days before slaughter, to qualify for the logo. But the announcement has prompted condemnation from the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), […]
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