Next Generation Programme 2013

Next Generation Programme 2013

This was the first year of runnign the Next Generation Programme and was held in Queenstown in August 2013.
It included workshopping on day one across various deer related topics including:

  • Animal Health - faciltated by Richard Hilson (Vet, Hawkes Bay)
  • Genetics - facilitated by Sharon McIntyre (DEERSelect Manager, DINZ)
  • Environment - facilitated by Janet Gregory (NZ Landcare Trust)
  • Velvet - facilitated by Ross Chambers (Provelco) and Steve Borland (velvet producer)
  • Finances - Richard Copland (Rabobank Rural Manager)

Day two was held on a large mixed farming operation, Wilkins Farming Limited, where participants were able to see what technology and latest techniques could produce when applied to a deer farming operation.

This event will be an annual event with a range of topics covered (that will vary year to year) and a facilitated field trip to conclude.

To get involved with this programme contact DINZ on 04 473 4500 and ask for Amy Wills or email amy.wills@deernz.org.