05 March 2015 | Online since 2003



27 March 2014|Appointments,News,NFU

Duncan Priestner re-elected as NFU poultry board chairman


South Manchester-based egg producer Duncan Priestner has today been re-elected as chairman of the NFU’s national poultry board. Mr Priestner farms on two sites in conjunction with his brother and runs a pullet rearing business and a separate egg-laying unit with 120,000 hens.

He will be supported by Hertfordshire chicken meat producer Tom Wornham who was elected as the board’s vice chairman.

Mr Priestner said: “I am pleased to be re-elected as chairman and will do my utmost to represent the interests of poultry members for another two years. I’d also like to congratulate Tom on his new role and look forward to working with him and the rest of the board.

“We are rightly proud to be part of an industry that produces some of Britain’s most popular food. There are exciting times ahead for the sector but clearly we face a number of challenges, such as tackling campylobacter, explaining the importance of beak tipping technology and ensuring that our producers are able to invest in their businesses via a planning system which is fit for purpose. We’ve already made great strides in tackling these issues but there is still much more to do.”

Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


27 February 2015
Quality Assistant - Maternity Cover
Basic Dairy Microbiology – Desirable. The company is also a major player in the liquid milk, dairy ingredients and soft chees...

12 February 2015
Electricians needed asap
Previous experience of working on solar farms would be beneficial. Electricians required for an immediate start in Uxbridge ,...

17 February 2015
Band 7 Risk Application (Datix) Manager
Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free. Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpi...

27 February 2015
Placement Student
During your placement year with us, you will be given the opportunity to apply to our Graduate Programme for Future Leaders, ...

3 March 2015
Trainee Commercial Technical Manager
Ideally you will have achieved a minimum of 2.2 at degree level and you will have an interest in Business and Agriculture....




Top stories you may have missed
2 February 2015 | Arable
Is EU membership damaging UK farming?

Is EU membership damaging UK farming?

Membership of the EU is damaging the British farming industry, according to...


29 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment
Drones 'rapidly changing' agriculture

Drones 'rapidly changing' agriculture

BASIS has launched an accreditation for pilots of Unmanned Aerial Systems (...


23 January 2015 | Arable
UK wheat yields have potential to double

UK wheat yields have potential to double

UK wheat yields have theoretical potential to more than double over the nex...


23 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment
Crowds flock to LAMMA 2015

Crowds flock to LAMMA 2015

Britain’s farmers flocked to Peterborough for the first day of LAMMA’15 to ...


22 January 2015 | Cattle
Don't blame supermarkets for milk crisis...

Don't blame supermarkets for milk crisis...

The crisis in the dairy industry is not the fault of supermarkets, accordin...


16 January 2015 | CLA
Families affected by HS2 face 'major wor...

Families affected by HS2 face 'major wor...

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer visited three rural businesses in Cheshi...


16 January 2015 | Machinery and Equipment
John Deere unveil new 6R tractor range

John Deere unveil new 6R tractor range

Spearheading the John Deere range of mid-size tractors from Mannheim, the n...


14 January 2015 | Animal Health
Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

Regular testing for bovine TB could significantly reduce the number of infe...


12 January 2015 | News
Government regulations hampering UK agri...

Government regulations hampering UK agri...

Single-issue policy-making threatens to hamper, not help, the progress of U...


8 January 2015 | Cattle
2015: The year ahead for the beef market

2015: The year ahead for the beef market

2014 has been a “rocky old year” for the beef industry but better prices ar...