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Autumn pig clubs to discuss new Red Tractor welfare training requirement

4th Nov 2021 / By Alistair Driver

AHDB pig clubs around the country will be focusing on Red Tractor's new welfare training requirements over the next few weeks.   

One of the new requirements in Red Tractor's new standards, which came into effect on November 1, is that anyone involved with the care of pigs must complete online pig welfare training in key areas, including best practice around moving and handling pigs.

What this means in practice will be discussed at forthcoming AHDB pig clubs, which, starting next week, will offer producers the chance to ask questions. 

Pig clubs

The clubs will cover: 

  • What the training will involve
  • How to access the course
  • Why you need to complete the training
  • The consequences of not complying. 

The new welfare training platform, developed by AHDB and key stakeholders, is due to go live soon. In the meantime, you can find out more about the training here.
At each of the events, we'll also be discussing the business resilience funding that’s available to help farmers navigate the fallout of the loss of direct payments and help future proof their businesses.

Register for one of the events:

8 November: Midlands pig club

9 November: Salisbury pig club

15 November: Exeter pig club

16 November: Gloucester pig club

29 November: Cornwall pig club

30 November: Somerset pig club

6 December: Oxford pig club

Refreshments will be provided.