Typical older style deer shed that requires clean zones.
Shed examples for new standards
Approved maintenance compounds
From MPI website and as advised by MPI (codes C31, C37, C38, C41 & C44 are approved for velvetting facilities).
Information from MPI on a recent outbreak of ergotism and what farmers should be looking out for in their stores of silage and baleage and cattle and...
Details on the type of velvet antler research into which VARNZ intends to prioritise its investment from 2026-2021
Deer a profitable option in hill country
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 22 Sep 2017
Deer Industry NZ reports the sector is enjoying a highly stable supply period, in contrast to about ten years ago when deer numbers and returns surged then plummeted, as did the farmed population. ... Dan Coup, DeerNZ chief executive, says the industry doesn’t deserve a reputation for price volatility when the past decade has seen relatively steady returns despite variability within the year on schedule prices.
Success of value-added products pays off for farmers
NZ Farmer, 18 Sep 2017
Farmers are $4 million richer through delivering more high value meat to Silver Fern Farms. ... Chief executive Dean Hamilton said the milestone was positive for Silver Fern Farms suppliers. ... "Passing 1 million stock units into value-added programmes is an important milestone recognising the unique scale that has been achieved in these contracted supply programmes across beef, lamb and venison.
Rural sector underpins growth
Otago Daily Times, 14 Sep 2017
South Canterbury's rural sector is being credited as a major contributor to recent economic growth.
Latest economic development figures from Infometrics show the Timaru district has experienced 1.3% growth in the latest June quarter.
‘Lets tell a better story’ with marketing guru, Brian Richards
radiolive.co.nz, 11 Sep 2017
Described in his intro as a ‘god’ of marketing New Zealand’s premium food and fiber, the Rural Exchange team were delighted and excited as were their anticipated followers of the show to hear his current thoughts of the history behind our ‘hero’ brands, and how we can do a better job.
Brand Strategist, Brian Richards, has been working in this space of thought leadership behind brands like Zespri, Icebreaker & Cervena Venison for over 30 years.
farmersweekly.co.nz, 06 Sep 2017
Tom and Samantha Macfarlane have tilted the stocking mix at The Kowhais near Fairlie firmly toward deer and, with input from a deer industry Advance Party, are boosting the farm’s financial performance. The South Canterbury couple took over in May 2013...