NFU re-elects poultry board chair

By Laurence Gibbons contact

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Priestner said he was looking forward to tackling the issues facing the sector
Priestner said he was looking forward to tackling the issues facing the sector

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) has re-elected south Manchester-based egg producer Duncan Priestner as chairman of its national poultry board.

Priestner, who runs a poultry rearing business and a separate egg-laying unit with 120,000 hens, was first elected to the role in 2012.

He said he was looking forward to tackling the issues facing the sector.

‘A number of challenges’

“We are rightly proud to be part of an industry that produces some of Britain’s most popular food,” ​he added.

“There are exciting times ahead for the sector but clearly we face a number of challenges, such as tackling campylobacter ​… and ensuring that our producers are able to invest in their businesses via a planning system which is fit for purpose.”

Hertfordshire chicken producer Tom Wornham will support Priestner, following his election to the role of vice president.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, Meurig Raymond was elected as the new president of the NFU.

http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/People/Meurig-Raymond-is-new-National-Farmers-Union-president

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