The NZ Deer Farmers' Association assists in maximising sustainable benefits for all deer farmers and to provide a linkage to the agricultural industry and the public
Why join us?
NZDFA is a voice for New Zealand deer farmers who assist in maximising sustainable benefits for all deer farmers.
Meet the leadership
Get to know the NZDFA Executive Committee, Selection and Appointments Panel and Local Branch Chairs
Local NZDFA branches are there to promote, support and encourage local deer farmers in best farming practice.
Featured news stories
Featured news stories
Issue 185 | February 2023
Executive Committee Update | What's been happening around the country? | 2023 Deer Industry Conference | Get involved to shape the associations future | 2023 National Velvet Comp recap | Noticeboard | EventsRead more >>
Executive Committee Update | Issue 185
Karen Middelberg on what the NZDFA Executive Committee have been up to, including meetings with NAWAC, planning for this years industry conference and the new DINZ strategy.Read more >>
Save the date! Deer Industry Conference 2023 | Issue 185
Please mark Tuesday 9 May in your calendars for a trip to the Art Deco capital of New Zealand, Napier.Read more >>
Get involved to shape the associations future | Issue 185
This is a busy year for NZDFA appointed positions as we have five positions becoming available by rotation. There is also one position becoming available by rotation on the Deer Industry New Zealand board.Read more >>
2022 National Velvet and Hard Antler Competition Recap | Issue 185
The 40th National Velvet and Hard Antler Awards were held on Friday the 15th of December at the Ascot Park Hotel Invercargill with over 160 people attending. There were many past committee members, judges and pioneers of the competition and awards there to celebrate.Read more >>
Noticeboard and Events | Issue 185
VelTrak Password Change Approaching | 2023 Awards and Competitions | Natural Knowledge Programme | Interim Chair CWC branch | Branch Chairs contact details | Production feature: Weaning | EventsRead more >>
What's been happening around the country? | Issue 185
Producer Manager Lindsay Fung reports on the start of the year. He's been around the country attending stag sales, velvet competitions and is looking forward to upcoming events in February.Read more >>