[17 April/Otago Daily Times]

Southland Agribusiness Leader, Jeff Grant, was appointed to support the red meat sector’s response to Brexit. The appointment was made by Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association. Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, Andrew Morrison, said that Jeff is highly experienced and had been involved in the red meat sector for over 25 years. He brought expertise and strategic skill that would be crucial over the next two years. Mr Morrison added that Jeff was a sheep, beef and deer farmers himself so he understood the importance of trade to the sector. Meat Industry Association Chairman, John Loughlin, noted Brexit was one of the biggest challenges to face the sector and it was crucial New Zealand wouldn’t be worse off as a result of the change.