Typical older style deer shed that requires clean zones.
Shed examples for new standards
Approved maintenance compounds
From MPI website and as advised by MPI (codes C31, C37, C38, C41 & C44 are approved for velvetting facilities).
Information from MPI on a recent outbreak of ergotism and what farmers should be looking out for in their stores of silage and baleage and cattle and...
Details on the type of velvet antler research into which VARNZ intends to prioritise its investment from 2026-2021
Deer price increase to lift profits for sheep and beef farmers
NZ Farmer, 3 Oct 2017
B+LNZ chief economist Andrew Burtt said the outlook set the scene for steady meat prices and production in 2017-18.
"However, strong improvements are expected in revenue from deer and velvet, as production increases, and from wool, which is coming off low prices."
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Grass about to explode as temperatures lift and wet areas start to dry up
interest.co.nz, 3 Oct 2017
One company lifted spot venison schedules to $9.85/kg/cwt this week and concerns remain that these record prices could weaken demand.
Partnership fund growing venison markets
radiolive.co.nz, 30 Sep 2017
Our farm-raised venison is arguably the best red meat in the world, but a major investment was needed in order to achieve its market potential. Branding and positioning the lean, tender, healthy farm-raised venison as a luxury red meat sold year-round in new markets doesn’t happen overnight.
And then to help farmers to adopt the systems and technologies that will enable them to deliver the venison that markets wants.
Rural Exchange speaks to Innes Moffat, Venison Marketing Manager for Deer Industry New Zealand about the $16 million fund with half provided from the government into this innovative seven-year programme.
Promising prospects for venison boosted by US demand
NZ Farmer, 27 Sep 2017
Deer Industry NZ chief executive Dan Coup said the US market lifted the value of the total carcass.
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Positive vibes echoed for sheepmeats but processors urge caution for beef
interest.co.nz, 26 Sep 2017
The Deer Industry NZ led advanced party system is now 3 years on and is well ahead of its farm number targets, that encourage farmers to best practice management, and improve production and profit, that will allow the sector to grow again.
Deer a profitable option in hill country
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 22 Sep 2017
Deer Industry NZ reports the sector is enjoying a highly stable supply period, in contrast to about ten years ago when deer numbers and returns surged then plummeted, as did the farmed population. ... Dan Coup, DeerNZ chief executive, says the industry doesn’t deserve a reputation for price volatility when the past decade has seen relatively steady returns despite variability within the year on schedule prices.