Although being Assured can improve your ability to sell your produce it inevitably brings about significant levels of additional record keeping and paperwork.
Farm Assurance schemes provide certification that your produce meets higher standards of food safety and traceability than the minimum legal requirements.
The Red Tractor umbrella covers a range of Farm Assurance schemes within six sectors: beef and lamb, dairy, pigs, poultry, crops and sugar beet and fresh produce.
Inescapably, more certification means more paperwork and before you know it, all the requirements for your different schemes can start to get muddled, leading to nothing but a big pile of papers on the kitchen table and a headache!
We can help you to work out exactly what records you need to be keeping, and what you should be aware of. We can help you to get set up with the right templates. We can also make sure that the records you keep will meet the requirements for all the different schemes you might be a part of – so Farm Assurance, Cross Compliance, and Agri-Environmental requirements can all work together.
The requirements of every farm are different but we would be more than happy to come and visit you and see what we can do to help you. Just give us a call or send us an email.
Please see the Red Tractor Farm Assurance website for full details of the schemes and all their requirements.