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Poultry Council Chairman Appointed to Cereals Board

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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