A vote held for the poultry board of the British National Farmers' Union has resulted in the reelection of the chairman and vice chairmen.

Charles Bourns, who has been poultry board chairman since 2003, will serve a further two years. All three vice chairmen will also serve a two-year term of office: Duncan Priestner as vice chairman for eggs, Mike Bailey as vice chairman for turkeys and Nigel Joice as vice chairman for broilers.

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Bourns said, “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 production indicator for eggs produced in enriched colony systems, as well as a ban on the inter-community trade of conventional caged eggs that could potentially be traded within the European Union.”