The Red Tractor Standard
The Red Tractor Standard is referred to by several companies in their animal welfare policies, including Medina, Dale Farm, Crediton Dairy, Müller, Graham’s Dairies, Tesco, Sainsbury, Aldi and St Helen’s Farm. Red Tractor merely guarantees that milk was produced on a UK farm that met Red Tractor Farm Assurance Dairy standards – the UK and EU legal minimum.
All the practices described above (and more) can, therefore, take place and there is no prohibition on the use of GM animal feed. Regarding antibiotic use, its processes recommend responsibly reducing ‘antibiotic usage where appropriate without negatively impacting welfare’.