Red Tractor - Safe Haven
We operate to the "Assured Food Standards" Safe Haven Scheme.
The Safe Haven Scheme is one of the Red Tractor Schemes owned by Assured Food Standards (AFS) and the standards have been developed to address best practice and scientific evidence on the most effective way to exclude bacterial ring rot and Dickeya.
You can find out more about the AFS at www.redtractor.org.uk
Seed Potatoes at Lour Farms
Currently around 100Ha of seed potatoes are grown by Lour Farms.
Roughly half the crop is grown on Lour Estate with the remainder grown on rented land locally.
Around 4,200t of potatoes are harvested annually. Storage facilities include modern cold stores with a combined capacity of 3,800t & ambient storage for an additional 1,500t. Around 30% of seed produced is exported to a wide variety of countries including Egypt, Spain, Israel, Morocco, Algeria, Canary Islands and Sweden.
A wide range of varieties are grown and marketed through our two main trading partners:-Markies, Marfona, Picasso & other more recent Agrico varieties
A & F Growers:- Desiree, Hermes, King Edward, Maris Piper, Maris Peer & others
Lour Farms are a founding member of A & F Growers through which all ware tonnage is marketed.Lour Farms are a founding member of A & F Growers through which all ware tonnage is marketed.