COMMENT:

Damien O'Connor has talked up the red meat sector as crucial to New Zealand and a great industry.

"With the pace of change in our world we need to grasp opportunities, implement strong bottom lines and make sure this sector continues to thrive," he told a sector dinner in the "cardboard cathedral" in Christchurch this week.

O'Connor was the dinner speaker at the Red Meat Sector Conference jointly organised by Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association. He is Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities. He is also the Minister

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