Workshops for Rural Professionals

Workshops for Rural Professionals

2017 Courses Full.  Please email innes.moffat@deernz.org to be included on the mailing list for future workshops.

Knowing more about deer and how they are farmed may improve your services to the rural sector.

Deer farmers with deer are seeking advice to capitalise on good product prices and opportunities for increases in productivity.

This workshop is suitable for non-deer specialist involved in providing advice to farmers with deer such as rural bankers, agronomists, veterinary clinic staff,  rural accountants and others.  Join us for a day of total immersion into deer farming that will help you or your staff.  

-    Deeper understanding of deer industry production and products, and deer farming practices

-    Get to know the nature of deer and their differences from other livestock species

-    Analyse real data and tour a working deer farm

-    Discuss issues and questions with other professionals and think about how you can contribute your expertise to improving the bottom line on deer farms.

-    Become armed with a resources directory

-    Develop contacts for this growing sector

 

The course is free of charge.



The programme is in two half-day sessions as follows:

9 am - Presentations about the deer industry and farming practices

10am - Farm Tour

11:30am - Presentation on deer production

12:30pm Lunch included

1pm - Analysis of deer farm production and financial data

3pm General discussions and exercises

5pm Close with options for further learning

The workshop will take place on a commercial deer farm and include analysis of farm data. Materials and presentations will be supported by local technical experts in genetics, feeding, environment, health and management of deer. 

The workshops will take place on the following:

June 15 - Fairlight Station, Garston, Southland (Full)
July 13 - Wakare, Mt Somers, Mid Canterbury (Full)
August 10 - Waihi Pukawa Station, Turangi (Full)

This course may contribute to professional development programmes.  Attendance will be recognised by the deer industry and this will provide invitations to future deer industry events to increase your contacts in this sector.

Contact: Innes.moffat@deernz.org021465121 for more information or to register your interest for you or your staff.

The following rural professionals have shown commitment to the New Zealand deer industry by attending our deer workshops.