Poultry is the first commodity to get a new board as part of the NFU’s restructuring plans.

The new board comprises nine representatives from the poultry meat, eggs and turkey sectors. Each board member will be allocated a specific region of the country and will work alongside regional boards. Chairman is Gloucestershire poultry producer and chairman of the former NFU poultry committee Charles Bourns.

Bourns said a greater flexibility to co-opt specialists would allow the NFU to respond more effectively to sector issues.