Charles Bourns has been re-elected as chairman of the NFU poultry board.


He has been chairman since 2003, and will serve a further two years.

All three vice-chairmen were also re-elected: Duncan Priestner as vice-chairman for eggs, Mike Bailey for turkeys, and Nigel Joice for broilers. All will serve two-year terms.

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.”