New Zealand exported $1.1 billion worth of red meat during June despite ongoing supply chain issues, according to an analysis by the Meat Industry Association (MIA).
This follows the upcoming retirement of current chair John Loughlin from the role. Loughlin will finish his six-year term after the annual Red Meat Sector Conference in Christchurch on 31 July – 1 August 2022. Loughlin says it has been a privilege to serve as MIA chair for the last six years.
“This was a time of challenge and opportunity and it has been great to be part of the red meat sector working cohesively and contributing to the wider primary sector.”
Loughlin says Guy has a strong primary sector background and understands the challenges and opportunities that primary industries face.
“As a former Crown Minister, including as the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan brings his experience, understanding, networking and relationship skills to the role,” he says.
Guy says he is looking forward to taking a lead in the sector and working with a range of stakeholders to keep driving the red meat industry forward.