The fact that NZ is under the heaviest lockdown has caught the eyes of meat importers who take nearly all of our red meat. They are concerned about a continuing supply of our red meat. Agri. HQs Mel Croad says export companies are putting their minds at rest but are concerned about the effects of extra hygiene and distance rules in our processing plants: Mel Croad says there really haven’t been any detrimental effects due to the Delta variant being in the community.