Red Tractor pig enrichment standards change

Pig farmers need to assess enrichment options as Red Tractor Assurance Scheme standards have changed.

Chains alone and tyres are no longer acceptable under the revised standards and objects must also be shown to be of interest to pigs so must not be fouled, for example. They must also be within reach of pigs.

BPEX has produced a short introductory guide to help ensure producers comply with the standards. The guide will also help assess some of the options depending on the production system. For more information visit