Today, May 24th is National Lamb Day with events being held in NZ and London to celebrate the arrival of the first shipment of NZ lamb in London on this day in 1882. Beef + Lamb and Heritage New Zealand have organised the Lamb Day event at Oamaru’s Totara Estate – the farm that supplied the original product that made the historic journey 140 years ago. Totara Estate had an open day today and there’s a dinner this evening. Beef + Lamb NZ Chair Andrew Morrison says the successful shipment was a global game changer. And Meat Industry Association CEO Sirma Karapeeva says we have come a long way since that pioneering voyage. The dinner tonight also commemorates the New Zealand Meat Board centenary. A celebratory dinner is also being held in London and of course NZ Lamb is definitely on the menu.
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