Deer Industry Conference 2017
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 83
• What to expect from new velvet handling requirements
• Clayton Station Regional Workshop
• John Spiers Farewelled - friends, colleagues pay tribute
2017 Deer Industry Environment Awards
Awards will be annouced at this year's Deer Industry Conference
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
Winners will be annouced at this year's Deer Industry Conference
Photo by Emma Coutts People's Choice 2016.
farmersweekly.co.nz, 06 Jun 2017
Primary industry leaders Dough Avery, Wendy McGowan, James Guild and Ross Scarlett headed the rural people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. McGowan was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit and Guild and Scarlett Members of the NZ Orde...
stuff.co.nz, 12 Jun 2017
Waikato deer farmers Steve and Chris Borland and Bob Sharp have been awarded the deer industry's top environmental prize. The trio have won the Elworthy Award for their environmental stewardship at Shabor Farms at Oparau in western...
Radio New Zealand, 09 Jun 2017
The chair of Deer Industry New Zealand, Andy MacFarlane, says deer farmers have a spring in their step because of strong venison prices, expanding markets and good, stable returns for velvet.
stuff.co.nz, 25 Jun 2017
Once a cynic, Murray Hagen now sees being part of a Southland advance party as a chance to lift the performance of the deer industry. The Manapouri farmer and his wife Beverly own Connemara, and run it with stock manager Jim Cameron. The 300...
Interest.co.nz, 13 Jun 2017
LAMB More lamb schedule lifts this week as market leaders are now paying $6.35/kg CWT for prime animals at slaughter. Processors report strong demand for chilled winter product but the UK wholesale market has been swamped with late season...
Interest.co.nz, 06 Jun 2017
LAMB More lamb schedule lifts this week as demand in the UK, Europe, and North America remains strong, and stocks are low in China and the Middle East. Local trade prices have lifted with export and butchers are now paying up to $6.30/kg cwt...
farmersweekly.co.nz, 15 Jun 2017
Strong uptake for contracts and fierce competition for uncommitted product have sent deer prices sky-rocketing as the stars align for venison. Alliance lifted spot venison schedules to $9/kg last week while Silver Fern Farms stopped publishing prices i...
stuff.co.nz, 04 Jun 2017
Marlborough farmer Doug Avery says his Queen's Birthday award of the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) is recognition for the work he has put in to highlight mental health problems in the rural community. Now largely retired from...
farmersweekly.co.nz, 21 Jun 2017
The state of the Selwyn River is a rallying cry for freshwater conservationists appalled by its murkiness and fickle flow across the Canterbury Plains. Up the Rakaia Gorge and towards the Southern Alps, the Guild family has heard the outcry. Farming...
Radio New Zealand, 28 May 2017
Kathryn Ryan meets Jan Kunz, director of the Dutch food company Luiten Foods, who is marketing chilled New Zealand Cervena venison to northern hemisphere markets. He says Europeans are learning to enjoy Cervena as a summer barbeque food, instead of the...
farmersweekly.co.nz, 29 May 2017
It's taken the best part of three years but departing Deer Industry New Zealand chairman Andy Macfarlane reckons the industry has completed a 360-degree turn of the wheel. Keeping the wheel in motion would be the job for the next incumbent and...
stuff.co.nz, 30 May 2017
A Golden Bay man has been fined for shooting and stealing three escaped deer in a fenced paddock. Blake Cottle pleaded guilty in the Nelson District Court on Tuesday to theft of animals and unlawfully possessing a loaded firearm. Cottle was...
Interest.co.nz, 30 May 2017
LAMB Further lamb schedule lifts this week reflects strong demand for a market in short supply and one that is prepared to pay extra for it. Beef and Lamb NZ chairman warns that after the proposed Fairton closure, more sheep plant closures ar...
stuff.co.nz, 28 May 2017
Deer industry leaders say the sector is in recovery mode after a period of poor performance. While deer numbers are down on their heyday in the early 2000s, hinds are being retained to rebuild herds and prices are at good levels and...