Nominations open for NFU national poultry board

Nominations can now be submitted by NFU members wishing to sit on the national poultry board and represent their sector and region.

The remit of the national poultry board is to formulate NFU policy for the poultry sector and represent the interests of NFU poultry members, covering both the meat and egg sector.

The work of the national poultry board covers the length and breadth of issues affecting the poultry sector and those who are currently involved find it a worthwhile and rewarding experience. 

The NFU said it was looking for keen individuals to contribute to the work of the national board and really make a difference for their sector. As a board member you will be given responsibility for certain work areas and will be expected to communicate with other NFU poultry members in your region, facilitating the transfer of information from regional poultry boards and forums up to the national board and vice versa.

The national board meets six times a year and members receive an annual honorarium which is paid monthly. Board members are elected for a two-year period after which time they may stand down or stand again for re-election.

NFU members who would like to be considered for a place on the national poultry board are required to submit a nomination form. The form must be signed by two supporting NFU poultry members. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by Friday 14 February 2020.

Members of the poultry board are selected via a competitive process which will take into account both regional and sector representation on the board. Nominations will go to a selection panel consisting of an NFU officeholder, the chief poultry adviser and an industry representative. The new board will then sit for the first time on 25 March 2020, where the new chair and vice chair will be elected.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the NFU website.

Your completed nomination form must be returned no later than 14 February 2020 to NFU chief poultry adviser Gary Ford via email to or by post to the following address:

NFU Chief Poultry Adviser
Agriculture House
Stoneleigh Park

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