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An Advance Party workshop on hind body condition scoring

The deer industry runs interesting and informative programmes about sustainable, profitable deer farming for farmers, farm staff, rural professionals and for younger people interested in exploring a career in the industry. Excellent information resources are available in the Deer Hub section of this website.

Core deer industry programmes are managed by Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) and funded by levies paid on venison and velvet. Some important programmes are co-funded by government agencies, such as MPI’s Primary Growth Partnership and MPI’s Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures.

The most significant of these is Passion 2 Profit (P2P), a joint deer industry/MPI programme that funds new venison market development, Advance Parties, Deer Industry Environmental Groups and a number of other initiatives (see below).

It is important, as a small industry, to be cohesive and to make best use of industry resources. To this end, the national management and administration of the NZ Deer Farmers Association (NZDFA), the farmer representative organisation, are staffed and funded by DINZ.

Advance Parties
Deer Industry Environmental Groups
Deer Tech Expos
Regional Workshops
Rural professionals
Supporting the next generation
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