Mark Gorton

Mark Gorton

NFU Poultry Board co-optee, East Anglia

Mark started farming poultry when he was 14 years old is the founder and owner of traditional norfolk poultry.

He produces free range and organic chickens and turkeys with their own breed of chicken – The Norfolk Black.

In addition, he operates a fully automated and highly invested modern poultry processing plant in South Norfolk. He has always farmed in an environmentally friendly way, having planted many tens of thousands of trees and vast areas of range enrichment and biodiversity.

Mark wants to bring his experiences of the speciality poultry table bird industry and poultry processing to the board. One of his biggest priorities is for longer term solutions for avian influenza including fair compensation and producing a vaccine.