Wellington on Friday 26th - Saturday 27th May
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Deer Industry Conference 2017
Wellington on Friday 26th - Saturday 27th May
2017 Deer Industry Environment Awards
Entries are now open for the 2017 Deer Industry Environment Awards.
Regional Workshop Calendar
Come and hear what Advance Party groups near you have been working on over the past year
MSD Deer Industry Photo Competition 2017
There are some great prizes on offer, including $500 cash prize for the overall winner!
Photo by Emma Coutts People's Choice 2016.
The Path to 2020
Our work plans for the next five years have been finalised. Find out what this means for deer farmers and those who market our products
Deer Industry News Issue 82
• Conference Preview and Constitutional Reminders
• Parasites Workshop Wairarapa
• OVERSEER® Nutrient Budgets and Hotspots
Final field day for southern farm contest
farmersweekly.co.nz, 26 Mar 2017
The end of an era will be marked at the Lincoln University Foundation’s South Island Farmer of the Year winner’s field day on April 3 - it will be the last such field day in the more than 30-year history of the competition.
Registrations were rolling i...
Venison exporters size up German market for Cervena
stuff.co.nz, 28 Mar 2017
Deer exporters are testing the German market to see if they can entice consumers to eat Cervena venison during the northern hemisphere summer.
For the last three years the industry has been running a trial in Belgium and the Netherlands,...
Cervena summer trial in Germany
Otago Daily Times, 28 Mar 2017
Cervena venison will be marketed in Germany during the northern hemisphere summer as part of a market development trial.
While relatively small, the trial was ''symbolically very important'', Deer Industry New Zealand venison marketing manager Marianne...
Cervena venison to be marketed in Germany
Voxy.co.nz, 27 Mar 2017
Cervena venison is to be marketed in Germany during the northern hemisphere summer as part of a market development trial.
Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) venison marketing manager Marianne Wilson says the trial, while relatively small, is symbolically very...
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Positive sheep market news and plentiful feed, improves farmer confidence
Interest.co.nz, 27 Mar 2017
More lifts in lamb schedules this week, as demand strengthened for frozen product, on the back of shortages in the main markets.
Local trade prices are also lifting and autumn lamb contracts are now being offered at $6/kg cwt.
Venison exporters hit by drop in British pound
Radio New Zealand, 17 Mar 2017
Venison exporters have been hit in the pocket by a drop in the British pound.
In the six months to December 2016, exports to the UK were worth $5.38 million - down from $5.84m in the same period the year before, or a drop of nearly 8...
Landcorp Farming post first half loss
New Zealand Herald, 15 Mar 2017
Landcorp Farming, the state-owned farmer, posted an operating loss in the first half of its financial year but said higher milk prices mean it expects to be back in the black for the full year.
The Wellington-based state-owned enterprise poste...
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Drought breaking rains in many regions sets up farms for good autumn pasture growth
Interest.co.nz, 14 Mar 2017
More lifts in lamb schedules this week, as demand remains firm in all main markets, and the slower kill and lower numbers has kept procurement pressure strong.
Helpful currency falls have also lifted prospects, and with wool prices...
Authorities step up TB testing for Otago's Mt Cargill area
stuff.co.nz, 14 Mar 2017
The identification of bovine TB in cattle and deer herds and wildlife around Mount Cargill has led to tighter testing and surveillance under the TBfree programme.
TBfree has increased the testing requirements for cattle and deer and designated...
FOOD: Promoting a product dear to his heart
Bay of Plenty Times, 13 Mar 2017
Recognised internationally as a leading chef and culinary arts innovator, Graham Brown is the executive chef and international ambassador for Deer Industry NZ. Brown's reputation with venison is second to none and he is regarded as the expert o...
Quality crops key to deer velvet success
stuff.co.nz, 08 Mar 2017
A deer farmers''think tank'is helping a Hawke's Bay farmer cope with two years of drought, reports Ali Spencer.
Planting new dryland pasture forages to extend the growing season and cutting one tonne of velvet antler a year are two of the goals for...
New venison plant 'notable milestone' says Silver Fern Farms
New Zealand Herald, 05 Mar 2017
Silver Fern Farms has officially opened its $7million new venison plant and cold storage upgrade at its Pareora site south of Timaru.
Last year, the company decided to move its Islington venison operations to Pareora, which was more central to...
Raising red deer stags for velvet
Wanganui Chronicle, 01 Mar 2017
A red deer stag in the rut can be more dangerous than a bull - but raising them to sell their antler velvet is Fraser Laird's passion.
He and his dad Trevor and business partners farm several parcels of land near Whanganui. The Passion 2 Profi...
Well-fed hinds drive more cash for Fairlie farmer
stuff.co.nz, 02 Mar 2017
It's been something of a tradition in the Mackenzie Country for farmers to concentrate their efforts on getting the most out of their sheep and cattle and leaving their deer to their own devices out the back of the station, reasoning they'll do...
The nutritional benefits of venison
RadioLIVE, 03 Mar 2017
Trudi Nelson is joined by Sally Haslett from Woodburn Venison to look at all the reasons why venison is such a good part of your regular dietary habits
Reprieve for velvet access to China
farmersweekly.co.nz, 01 Mar 2017
The Chinese government has stepped up with a solution to ease uncertainty for New Zealand velvet exporters, at least for the remainder of this season.
He said uncertainty about access to China for velvet appeared to have been resolved for the time...