Deer Tech Expos connect farmers with technical experts and service providers for a deer-focused, day of learning. Topic experts give short sharp presentations on new technology or management techniques and how they be used to improve deer farm profitability, deer welfare and environmental sustainability.
Commercial firms offering products and services to deer farmers are encouraged to set up booths at the venues for farmers to visit during smoko and lunch breaks.
Initiated by the NZDFA, one Expo a year is funded by P2P with the support of local NZDFA branches. Expos have been held in Gore, Ashburton, Invercargill and Feilding.
Upcoming Expos will be advertised on this website in Events >>
Deer Industry NZ National Technical Workshop & Tech Expo, Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, 20 May 2021
All videos can be found on the P2P YouTube Channel >>
Deer Industry NZ Environmental Stewardship Manager Lindsay Fung speaks about greenhouse gases and shed some light on what knowing your number is all about for deer farmers.
David Moate, Land Sustainability Officer with Environment Southland presents on sediment traps as a useful tool to support good management practice on farm.
Deer Farmer John Somerville & Facilitator Nicola McGrouther of the Southland Environment Advance Party present on what their group are doing in the way of winter grazing.
Deer Industry NZ Deer Select Manager Sharon McIntyre gives an overview of deer genetics to improve productivity including breeding values and a new Across Breed Evaluation index for commercial deer farmers.
Geoff Asher, AgResearch provides some tips on hind management for reproductive deer performance.
Winton based Dave Lawrence is a retired practicing vet and deer farmer, with his animal heath background in deer parasite management he presents on ways to reduce drench use in parasite management.
AgResearch’s Jamie Ward gives an overview of CARLA, the latest tool in the deer industry to help in deer resistance against parasites.
John Tacon, Deer Industry NZ QA Manager talks about the new electronic velvet tagging system VelTrak™ which comes into effect from the 2021-22 velvet season.