Economists are predicting lamb prices could reach as high as $9.65-$9.75kg as they continue to exceed record highs.

A campaign was launched to tell New Zealanders that the industry provided good-paying jobs and career pathways. Opportunities to bring about greater diversity in the sector were also being embraced.

New Zealand had a full employment economy and that was particularly acute in the regions. For that, the sector needed to look at migrant labour and that was particularly the case with halal butchers.

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