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Velvet strikes a confident note

Velvet companies and Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) are reporting strong underlying demand for NZ deer velvet antler in major Asian markets. The season begins in October each year and runs through to late January.

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Bright future predicted for farm-raised venison

Venison has a great long-term future, say venison marketers. They predict a steady recovery in prices to farmers in the next 12 months as traditional markets recover and new markets bear fruit.

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Successor programme for P2P taking shape

As the deer industry’s seven-year Passion2Profit (P2P) programme enters its final year, design work for a successor programme is well advanced. P2P is the Primary Growth Partnership between DINZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries that launched in 2015.

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DINZ news in brief | Issue 81

NZDFA branch chairs meet online| VelTrak use increasing as season gets underway | Great book published about 50 years of deer farming | Covid is coming, so be prepared and more!

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Deer Industry News Issue 110 October/November 2021

Customers returning to restaurants in Europe | Hawke's Bay AP day | US retail activities | Next Generation stays farmside

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Deer farming lobby builds on environmental strengths

Dr Lindsay Fung has been appointed producer manager at DINZ. He is currently the organisation’s environmental stewardship manager. DINZ is now advertising for a new environmental stewardship manager to replace Fung in his current role.

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