New hygiene standards will apply to the harvest, storage and transport of velvet from next season. The standards need to be applied on all farms where velvet is collected, not just where farmers are registered velvetters under the National Velvetting Standards Body.
The public debate on how to measure ‘swimmability’ and the time-line for achieving it shows no sign of abating. Meanwhile DINZ is analysing proposed new national rules that will require deer to be excluded from waterways, to ensure that the rules are fair and workable for all deer farmers.
The Ministry for Primary Industries, a partner and co-funder of Passion2Profit (P2P), is pleased with its progress to date. It is confident the level of engagement and collaboration being achieved by P2P will translate into improvements in the productivity, sustainability and profitability of the industry.