The Code has had extensive input from deer farmers and experienced consultants and provides farm and in-paddock scale practices for deer farmers to complete Farm Environment Plans required by local authority regulation.
2018 Environmental Management Code of Practice
2018 Deer Industry Conference Livestream
The 2018 Deer Industry Conference will be streamed live from 2pm Tuesday 15 May and 8.30am Wednesday 16 May
2018 Deer Industry Conference Programme
15, 16 & 17 May 2018
Caroline Bay, Timaru
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17 May 2018
Today The Country ponders and predicts what the Government's 2018 Budget could mean for New Zealand's rural population. On with the show: Katie Milne, James Shaw, David Morgan (NZDFA outgoing chair) and Joe Wheeler and Ben Smith.
Radio New Zealand Audio
2:04 Deer Industry New Zealand's market manager for Asia, Rhys Griffiths, told a deer conference yesterday that traditionally velvet has been used as an oriental medicine but he says in recent years there's been a big shift in how it's being consumed.
Radio New Zealand Audio, 17 May 2018
Deer farmers around the country are building up their herds on the back of strong venison and velvet prices. Deer numbers had been falling for over a decade, but figures released this month show the national herd lifted ever so slightly last year, for the first time since 2005. Our rural reporter, Maja Burry, has the story.
Radio New Zealand
[4.33-8.01] Dan Coup the chief executive of Deer Industry New Zealand says velvet prices for the 2016/17 season hit $59 million and are expected to continue to rise. ... Dan Coup says this is creating optimism in the sector.-
Interest.co.nz, 16 May 2018
Venison has finally had some movement and it has gone in the right direction with a 10c lift to $11.10 kg from one of the processors in the South Island.
Rural Exchange, 13 May 2018
Two hundred deer farmers are descending on Timaru this week in a buoyant mood for their annual deer industry conference.
The conference has a great lineup of speakers with a broader agribusiness theme, as well as sessions on deer research, venison and velvet marketing and prospects.
It has been a pretty stellar year for the deer industry with increasing confidence and investment, especially by younger farmers.
Dan Coup, CEO for Deer Industry New Zealand joined Rural Exchange to discuss the conference and boom in our deer industry.
NZFarmer.co.nz, 7 April 2018
Farmers are looking to return to deer or expand their operations as venison prices soar to unprecedented levels this season.
Deer Farmers' Association chairman David Morgan, who farms Raincliff Station near Pleasant Point, said deer was showing good returns for a dryland operation.
Hinds were being retained for breeding and the industry was rebuilding herd numbers after several years of decline. Many farms had deer fencing, including properties that had previously left the industry, so there was potential to expand.
NZFarmer.co.nz, April 26 2018
Regenerative farming practices are Robbie Hill's vision for his family's sheep, beef and deer farm in Hawke's Bay.
The Country, 24 April 2018
Farmers may rightly feel under siege in recent months, from the weather as much as from media coverage about the environmental impacts of farming, the rise of alternative proteins, and the tough toll the job can have on mental health.
But looking through the weather's challenges and negative headlines, the farming sector has a highly positive story to tell as the farming year approaches its seasonal end.
Without exception every part of New Zealand's farming sector has enjoyed a positive profitable year in terms of returns, delivering record incomes to provinces from Kaitaia to Bluff.
BBC Radio 4, 15 April 2018
LISTEN: Tucked away at the furthest end of a remote private road in central South Island, New Zealand lies one of the world's biggest deer farms. Around 6000 stags, hinds and fawns range over some of Haldon Station's 22,000 hectares of high land, alongside huge flocks of Merino sheep and British breeds of cattle.