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Conference proceedings

The National Deer Industry Conference is an annual event, featuring the NZDFA Annual AGM and conference proceedings.

After going virtual last year because of Covid-19, the Deer Industry Conference returned in the flesh in 2021. It was held in Invercargill on 18 & 19 May 2021, followed by ‘P2P in Action’ -- a national technical workshop – on 20 May.

To view the conference programme booklet, click here >>


To listen to the conference podcasts, click here >>

Deer Industry 2020-21: State of the Nation
Rural and NZ Financial Outlook
The Hon Damien O’Connor presentation
Technical/Science Programme
VelTrak™: Velvet antler traceability 2021 Vision and implementation steps
GHG know your number discussion
In defense of Meat
Environment Session
Winter grazing management and responsibility - Combining Animal Welfare and environmental responsibility
Venison session, general update, company updates
Safe people, Safe farms
Velvet Session - Market update and strategies
NVSB reporting
Deer farm performance: The P2P Programme and next steps towards a P2P 2
DINZ Board members session
Then, now, next
In Hindsight

We may have missed out on our traditional face-to-face Deer Industry Conference this year, but the regular updates were still available. The biggest difference was that viewers were able to tune in to watch from the comfort of home. The presentations were split over separate sessions.

The 2020 Virtual Deer Industry Conference was presented in three separate sessions at 1.00 pm on 30 June, 7 July and 14 July. The DINZ team provided brief reports on activity for the year, with time for Q&As. Sarah Perriam directed proceedings as MC.

With running times of only 50–80 minutes, the sessions were recorded and hosted on the DINZ website for viewing at any time.

View each day below or visit the Deer Industry YouTube Channel to watch each session separately >>

Watch day 1
Watch day 2
Watch day 3

The 2019 Deer Industry Conference "Reflections and Directions" was held in Wellington on the 16th and 17th of May. 

To view the Conference Programme booklet, click here >>

You can also listen on Spotify by searching Deer Industry NZ.

Deer Industry State of the Nation
Rural and NZ Financial Outlook
Other Science
Our Environment work/plans
Political Outlook - The rate of change. “Politics and Society, a view 5 years out”
Environmental Stewardship
Primary sector council
Everyday farmers are doing extraordinary things
Venison update
Venison company update
Public Perceptions
The success behind the NZ wine industry’s strategy and delivery
Velvet market update and strategies
Velvet Regulatory Control Scheme
Velvet Traceability developments and timing
The Ludemann Story
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