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Better venison prices are top DINZ priority

We couldn’t bring you to Wellington, so we brought Wellington to you. DINZ’s top priority is to assist with the recovery in venison prices, DINZ chief executive Innes Moffat reports from the six-stop 2022 DINZ Road Trip, a shortened version of the annual conference.

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Venison prices on track

Venison has been hit hardest by Covid-19 and when will prices fully recover? That was the main topic of the DINZ Board Q&A session in Palmerston North, chaired by Dr Ian Walker. Recovery is happening, but the work of lifting sustainably from commodity markets needs to continue, deer farmers heard.

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First dried velvet exported to China

PGG Wrightson exported the first ever dry velvet to China earlier this month – a sign of the changing times for New Zealand deer velvet, which is targeting health food companies in the emerging market in a bid to increase value for farmers.

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DINZ news in brief | Issue 88

Velvet exports could reach $200 million in the next decade | Venison still in recovery mode | Co-innovation the way forward for deer research | New improved VelTrak tags | Cantabrians needed to help educate regulators | Proposed NAIT levy hike trimmed back | New Zealand deer milk wins international dairy award | Trophy hunters return, along with potential risk | Thanks for talking to us

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Deer industry wants to stay in the climate conversation

DINZ supports He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) partners’ decision to submit their recommendations to the government. Concerns remain about potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) pricing to have a severe financial impact on some deer farms. Reducing emissions from food production, without threatening farmers’ viability is one of the most important issues for society to deal with.

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Deer Industry News Issue 113 April/May/June 2022

Venison in the UK: Alliance partners with NZ beer, Collective in clever UK venison promotion | Weaner Sales: Demand for stag weaners bounce back but caution in market for hinds | Immune Function: Initial research into velvet effect on immune function highlights good leads

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