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NFU asks for fair price for poultry producers

by 5m Editor
3 February 2004, at 12:00am

UK - The NFU called for a fair price for poultry producers, and a partnership throughout the supply chain that will share the risks as well as the benefits.

NFU asks for fair price for poultry producers - UK - The NFU called for a fair price for poultry producers, and a partnership throughout the supply chain that will share the risks as well as the benefits.

Speaking at an NFU press briefing on poultry issues today, NFU President Sir Ben Gill said: “The NFU is committed to building supply chain relations to ensure greater understanding of the needs of the market.

“In return, the market beyond the farm gate needs to build greater awareness of the challenges that face farmers. Such an approach would improve efficiencies, as well as making the supply chain more transparent.

“We have asked that the rise in the cost of feed should be urgently reflected in the price paid to the grower (which accounts for 2/3 of production costs), to safeguard the supply of British quality chicken to the public.

“Farmers have invested a lot of time and money into the Assured Chicken Production Scheme that now accounts for over 80% of all poultry production in the UK. This is evidence enough of farmers’ willingness to listen and respond to what the consumer really wants.

“As always, we would encourage shoppers to look for British farm assured chicken, which is produced to some 25 independently verified health and hygiene standards. These products carry the Red Tractor logo.”

Source: National Farmers Union - 2nd February 2004

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