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Deer Industry News Issue 78
• Deer Industry Conference Special
• Forest Road Farm: Hawke's Bay Farmers of the Year
• DEEResearch 2015 Annual Report
Details on DEEResearch's direction and investments in 2015/16 - including its Science Strategy for 2015-2020
Document linking the high level DINZ strategies and DEEResearch objectives with the actual research investments made by DEEResearch
New cuts to help keep venison on menus
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 21 Jun 2016
DINZ are promoting new cuts to chefs to increase returns from the whole deer carcass and to help keep venison on restaurant menus. Venison exporters and Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) are promoting new cuts to chefs to increase returns from the whole deer...
Growth forecast for primary exports
Otago Daily Times, 17 Jun 2016
Primary sector exports are forecast to grow again at 3% for the year to June 2017, with an expectation that global agricultural markets will "turn a corner'' next year.
The latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries, released by the Ministry...
Retiring prof’s work continues
Otago Daily Times, 19 Jun 2016
Prof Frank Griffin describes his lengthy career in animal science at the University of Otago in his own inimitable way.
"It's been absolutely amazing. I've had a party every day; it's really been fun,'' he said.
Official retirement might be looming at...
Careful records pay off at Telford
stuff.co.nz, 09 Jun 2016
Lamb finishing, hogget mating and weaner deer trials using FarmIQ software are all underway at Telford, reports Rob Tipa.
Good productivity gains are to be had from careful monitoring and recording of stock performance, according to a FarmIQ field day...
Council hopeful a strong voice for rural sector
Hawkes Bay Today, 09 Jun 2016
Tikokino farmer Tim Aitken is standing in the CHB District Council elections this year, keen to see more transparency and accountability in the district's local governance.
"We need better governance and improved communication from the council...
Critical season for guarding soil health
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 02 Jun 2016
Winter is a critical time for livestock farmers, with increased risk of erosion and sediment getting into waterways.
Stock compacting wet soils can reduce pasture growth and productivity, and bare soil caused by heavy grazing can be washed into...
Disease Research goes to Invermay
farmersweekly.co.nz, 01 Jun 2016
Disease Research is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Otago Innovation, the Otago University entity charged with the business of commercialising smart ideas brought to life by its staff.
For the past 30 years Disease Research...
South Canterbury deer farms join forces for 'feed for profit' project
stuff.co.nz, 03 Jun 2016
MYTCHALL BRANSGROVE/FAIRFAX NZ
Martin Rupert of Mt Peel and Dave Morgan of Raincliff Station have teamed up in a DEEResearch funded project aimed at giving South Canterbury deer farmers the chance to pool skills, knowledge and experience.
Deer come first at Raincliff Station for transplanted Welshman
stuff.co.nz, 02 Jun 2016
MYTCHALL BRANSGROVE/FAIRFAX NZ
Transplanted Welshman Dave Morgan struggles to leave his heart out of making deer farming decisions such is his passion for the industry, writes Pat Deavoll.
Dave Morgan is a colourful character. The owner of Raincliff...
Farmers welcome 'prudent' budget and more science spending
stuff.co.nz, 26 May 2016
KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ
Federated Farmers has welcomed the Government's "prudent financial management" and extra funding of science, technology and primary sector skills.
President William Rolleston said it was positive that the Government was paying...
Funding for TB plan welcomed
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 28 May 2016
Government funding for the ongoing plan to eradicate bovine tuberculosis has been approved by Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy.
As part of an industry and Government partnership the Crown has committed $69.8m spread over the next four years...