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NFU Poultry Board Re-Elected

by 5m Editor
19 March 2010, at 8:45a.m.

UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has re-elected Charles Bourns as chairman of its national poultry board, and also re-elected the three vice-chairmen.

The NFU held its poultry board elections this week to elect the national board chairman and vice chairmen for eggs, turkeys and broilers.

Charles Bourns, who has been poultry board chairman since 2003, has been re-elected and will serve a further two years. All three vice chairmen were re-elected – Duncan Priestner as vice chairman for eggs, Mike Bailey as vice chairman for turkeys and Nigel Joice as vice chairman for broilers. All will serve a two-year term.

Mr Bourns said: "I am very pleased with the result and look forward to working with Duncan, Mike and Nigel for another two years.

"I will work hard to improve and sustain the profitability of our members as the UK economy comes out of recession and we enter an unknown financial climate.

"Increasing the consumption of British eggs and poultry meat will be very high on my agenda. As we approach January 2012, I will continue to push for a fifth production indicator for eggs produced in enriched colony systems as well as ban on the inter-community trade of conventional caged eggs that could potentially be traded within the EU."