British poultry meat industry responds to Secretary of State Michael Gove’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference on 2 October.

BPC Chief Executive, Richard Griffiths, said: “We welcome the Secretary of State Michael Gove’s continued focus on British food and farming and look forward to working with the Government to make the most of the opportunities in the coming years.

It is important that the UK feeds itself. Therefore, we also welcome the forward-looking view from the Secretary of State and his commitment to developing productivity and innovation, which is very important to our sector. We are determined to increase efficiency across our supply chains, embrace new technology and up skill our workforce.

We agree that we have the best farmers in the world who are adopting new and more productive ways of working. After all, our nation relies on the massive efforts of rural communities to deliver the best food in the world and ensure future food security and sustainability.”