The success of venison exporters in developing a market for processing grade NZ venison in North America has had the effect of raising the value of the whole deer carcase, says Deer Industry NZ chief executive Dan Coup.
The DINZ Board believes it is in the industry’s interest to join the Government-Industry Agreement (‘GIA’) on Biosecurity Readiness and Response. It intends to consult levy payers during November on whether to join.
Advance Parties, a novel deer industry initiative designed to help farmers take their businesses forward, have proved to be outstandingly successful. Twenty six have now been formed and DINZ is aiming to have 30 operating by the end of the year.