Bríd Rodgers, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development chaired a series of meetings yesterday with key organisations associated with Northern Ireland's agri-food industry to address some of the problems arising from the on-going Foot and Mouth restrictions. Discussions centred on potential pressure points on the industry as the operational task of containing the disease continues. Included in this morning's round of talks were the Banks, Retailers and Meat Plants, the Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association, and the NI Auctioneers Association.