UK Agriculture Ministers have appointed Ted Wright, British Poultry
Council Chairman, as a new member of the board of the Home-Grown
Cereals Authority (HGCA).
The relationship between HGCA and the poultry industry is a strong
one, with many poultry farmers and integrated businesses being
levy payers. BPC has worked closely with HGCA in the past and looks
forward to playing a positive role on the board and taking things
forward following the Radcliffe Review of levy boards.
Commenting today Mr. Wright said, “I’m very pleased
to have been appointed to the HGCA Board to represent the British
poultry industry, it’s an interesting time to take up the
role. It’s my intention to get the two organizations to work
even closer in a customer/supplier type relationship. I’d
also like to thank the previous representative, Noel Bartram, for
all his efforts over ten years on the board and the real successes
achieved in that time”.
The British poultry industry buys 22% of the UK’s wheat
and barley production to feed its flocks, and turns those flocks
into 43% of the primary meat market; this is the most efficient
and sustainable conversion of feed into protein by any livestock
sector. Poultry meat is the market leader in terms of domestic
meat consumption and in the UK a person’s consumption of
healthy and safe poultry meat exceeded all other meats in 2005.
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