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Stagline Online: Issue 178 | June 2022

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Issue 178 | June 2022

3 June 2022

Parting Thoughts | A message from new chair Justin Stevens | NZDFA Branch Chairs and AGM: The good, the bad and the covid | Summer for Cervena in Europe | 2022 Next Generation Programme and more.

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Parting Thoughts | Issue 178

3 June 2022

Departing chair John Somerville reflects on his 10 years on the NZDFA Executive Committee.

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A message from new chair Justin Stevens | Issue 178

3 June 2022

Justin acknowledges those that have had a long standing involvement to the NZDFA - Richard Broughton, Tony Pearse and John Somerville.

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Deer Industry 2022 Road Trip | Issue 178

3 June 2022

Four more dates left over the next two weeks for the Deer Industry 2022 Road Trip!

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NZDFA Branch Chairs and AGM: The good, the bad and the covid | Issue 178

3 June 2022

Over 40 attendees gathered in Wellington over 24 and 25 May for the NZDFA’s Branch Chairs and the AGM that are usually associated with the May industry conference.

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Summer for Cervena in Europe | Issue 178

3 June 2022

There’s plenty of Cervena™ venison for Belgian barbecues this summer, with Alliance doubling its exports for the launch of a brand-new range of chilled packaged cuts.

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2022 Next Generation Programme | Issue 178

3 June 2022

Based out of Ohakune, the winter playground of the North Island, on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 August, the 10th Next Generation Programme is shaping up to be a fantastic event.

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2022 Selection and Appointments Panel election results | Issue 178

3 June 2022

Results for 2 vacancies created by the retirement by rotation of current members and one extraordinary vacancy from a resignation.

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2022 MSD/Allflex Deer Industry Photographic Awards winners | Issue 178

3 June 2022

Announcement of the winners for the 2022 competition.

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Deer Farmers National Technical Workshop 2022 | Issue 178

3 June 2022

DINZ and the South Canterbury North Otago branch of the NZDFA invites you to the National Technical Workshop to be held in Fairlie on Wed 3 August 2022.

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NZDFA Items | Issue 178

3 June 2022

NZDFA bank account details | 2021/21 NZDFA Annual Report | NZDFA Contact Details

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Noticeboard | Issue 178

3 June 2022

P2P programme - CINTA survey | Farmer Expertise sought for Master's Research | Pathways into Primary Industries (PIPI) programme | Deer Farm is looking for a Farm Manager | OSPRI is seeking an additional Director

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Recent NZDFA updates

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5 May 2022

Issue 177 | May 2022

Executive Committee Report | Deer Industry 2022 Road Trip | Velvet Market Update | Venison inspo for New Zealand foodies | NZDFA Branch Chairs and AGM - 24/25 May 2022 and more

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5 May 2022

Executive Committee Report - Issue 177

Member Karen Middelberg reflects on chair John Somerville's time on the committee as he retires, the upcoming Branch Chairs Meeting and HWEN recommendations to be released at the end of May.

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5 May 2022

Deer Industry 2022 Road Trip | Issue 177

Join us for the DINZ 2022 Road Trip! We couldn't bring you to Wellington, so we’re bringing the conference to you.

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5 May 2022

Velvet Market Update | Issue 177

New Zealand velvet industry continues to grow, velvet buyers and exporters successfully navigated a highly challenging season, and highlighting recent immune function research.

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5 May 2022

Venison inspo for New Zealand foodies | Issue 177

DINZ is working to keep New Zealand venison at the front and centre of Kiwi cooks’ minds with campaigns that show why it's a great addition to a healthy diet.

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5 May 2022

NZDFA Branch Chairs and AGM - 24/25 May 2022 | Issue 177

The NZDFA Branch Chairs will meet in Wellington on Tuesday 24 May at the Brentwood Hotel with the AGM to be held the next day.

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5 May 2022

Deer Industry Photo Competition has been extended | Issue 177

The MSD/Allfex competition has been extended till Wed 11 May. Get your entries in now!

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5 May 2022

Drought conditions in the South have eased in some places but challenges remain | Issue 177

Rainfall has eased the conditions across many parts of Southland, but Otago is still experiencing drier than usual conditions.

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5 May 2022

P2P Big Deer Tour 2022 | Issue 177

Eight university students were selected for a tour of the industry visiting everything from processors to farms.

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Mark Tapley Lads on the crop

5 May 2022

Winter grazing – who, what, where and when? | Issue 177

With winter just around the corner its time to think about the intensive winter grazing rules and what we need to prepare for.

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MetService May 2022

5 May 2022

Noticeboard | Issue 177

Elections 2022 - Selection and Appointments Panel | venison articles from the recent Deer Industry News | MetService Monthly Outlook

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5 May 2022

Managing the plant pest fall armyworm | Issue 177

Message from Biosecurity New Zealand on the discovery of fall armyworm.

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8 April 2022

Issue 176 | April 2022

Executive Committee Report | Venison recovery continues | NZDFA and DINZ industry positions | NZDFA 47th AGM and Branch Chairs Meeting - Save the Date | TB alerts for hunters during the roar

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8 April 2022

Executive Committee Report | Issue 176

Member Justin Stevens reflects on current challenges, a small rise in the NZDFA membership subscription and looking ahead to spring.

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8 April 2022

Venison recovery continues | Issue 176

The five venison marketing companies all met with the NZDFA Executive Committee last week to provide an update on the year so far and the outlook for the upcoming spring season.

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8 April 2022

NZDFA and DINZ industry positions | Issue 176

Notification of the results of nominations for the Deer Industry New Zealand Board, and the NZDFA Executive Committee and Selection and Appointments Panel positions.

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8 April 2022

New Zealanders underate venison | Issue 176

John Douglas has been face-to-face with consumers for around 20 years, so he knows New Zealanders are still constantly surprised to find farm-raised venison’s non-gamey taste and tenderness, compared to wild venison.

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8 April 2022

NZDFA 47th AGM and Branch Chairs Meeting - Save the Date | Issue 176

The 47th NZDFA AGM will be held in Wellington on Wednesday 25th May with a Branch Chairs Meeting to be held the day before on the 24th. 

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8 April 2022

Silver Fern Farms trials new dishes in China | Issue 176

Trials of new products for Chinese restaurants and retail are underway for Silver Fern Farms in China.

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8 April 2022

We couldn't bring you to Wellington, so we're bringing the 2022 conference to you! | Issue 176

We're shaking things up this year and have replaced the usual national conference with several half-day regional DINZ Road Trip events throughout June.

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8 April 2022

TB alerts for hunters during the roar | Issue 176

With the roar underway, there will be a lot of hunters in the hills. There will also be wild stags running along deer farm boundary fences looking like they belong in the freezer. Both have implications for bovine TB control.

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8 April 2022

2022 MSD Animal Health/Allflex Deer Industry Photo Competition | Issue 176

Only one month to go, entries close 5pm, Wednesday 4 May.

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8 April 2022

Big Deer Tour 2022 - Selections | Issue 176

Thank you to all those that applied this year. DINZ and the NZDFA are excited to announce this year tourists.

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8 April 2022

50 years of research on farmed deer | Issue 176

This year marks the 50th anniversary of research on farming deer and during the year we will look back at some of the early work and how the research has allowed the industry to develop.

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8 April 2022

Noticeboard | Issue 176

Updated Covid-19 advice | New bank account details for the NZDFA | P2P Update | Detection of Fall Armyworm in New Zealand | 2022 Primary Industries Awards | and more

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8 April 2022

Recipe: Venison Wellington | Issue 176

Venison Wellington is a seared venison tenderloin that has been covered with Duxelles, wrapped in prosciutto and pastry and baked to perfection.

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4 March 2022

Issue 175 | March 2022

Executive Committee report | No Industry Conference in Wellington for 2022 | REMINDER: Industry positions nominations 2022 | NZDFA letter to all deer farmers regarding HWEN

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4 March 2022

Executive Committee Report | Issue 175

Member Mark McCoard reflects on good February rains for most regions, the positive lift in the venison schedule and the He Waka Eke Noa consultation process.

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2022 Conference CANCELLED Stagline Online

4 March 2022

No Industry Conference in Wellington for 2022

Following discussions between DINZ and the NZDFA, it has been agreed that this year's industry conference will be cancelled.

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4 March 2022

REMINDER: Industry positions nominations 2022

Nominations close for industry positions for the NZDFA and DINZ Board close on Friday 15th March.

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4 March 2022

He Waka Eke Noa webinar: what it means for deer farmers

View the webinar hosted by DINZ on Tuesday 1 March which covers an overview of the proposals, some real farm examples, DINZ’s position on the options, and a Q&A session.

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Force of Nature venison tomahawk steak

4 March 2022

Going back to nature

New Zealand venison tomahawk steaks and breakfast sausages have been flying out of US meat company Force of Nature’s virtual door, since their launch last November.

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CINTA Agri Research

4 March 2022

Deer farming practice changes survey – March 2022

DINZ has commissioned a survey of deer farmers to record current attitudes to different farming practices and sources of information.

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4 March 2022

Invermay weaning report 2022

AgResearch's Jamie Ward gives an update on weaning at Invermay this week.

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4 March 2022

Noticeboard | Issue 175

Important reminders for velvetters | Natural Knowledge information leaflet | Calling for volunteer deer farms | ‘Know Your Number’ GHG Workshop - Central Hawkes Bay | Summary result of 2021 Survey of Rural Decision Makers

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3 February 2022

Issue 174 | February 2022

Expanding the geographic markets for New Zealand velvet | New Zealand Venison showcased at the world’s biggest trade show | NAIT farmer levy consultation | P2P and a new programme update | NZDFA and DINZ industry positions | Covid-19 update for the deer industry | Save the date for conference | 2022 MSD Photo Competition | MPI farmer survey

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3 February 2022

Executive Committee Report | Issue 174

An update from John Somerville about Covid planning and the DFA position on He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN).

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3 February 2022

Expanding the geographic markets for New Zealand velvet | Issue 174

As the New Zealand velvet market remains firm, the industry’s largest healthy food partner, Korea Ginseng Corp (KGC), continues its global growth strategy of its velvet products.

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3 February 2022

New Zealand Venison showcased at the world’s biggest trade show | Issue 174

First Light venison is being showcased, alongside other premium New Zealand food and beverage products, at the World Expo in Dubai.

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3 February 2022

NAIT farmer levy consultation | Issue 174

OSPRI is consulting on completing current work on the NAIT system, and additional funding is required.

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3 February 2022

P2P and a new programme update | Issue 174

The P2P Advisory group has been meeting regularly to help develop what a new programme might look like.

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3 February 2022

NZDFA and DINZ industry positions | Issue 174

Industry positions for the NZDFA and the DINZ Board are open for nominations.

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3 February 2022

Covid-19 update for the deer industry | Issue 174

In Case of COVID – Break Glass! | Help a Fellow Farmer | Reminder of DINZ recommendations under the traffic light system

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3 February 2022

Noticeboard | Issue 174

MPI farmer survey | Postgrad looking for work | Information on the Good to Great programme | MetService Outlook - February 2021

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3 December 2021

Issue 173 | December 2021

EC Report - Karen Middelberg | Venison market Conditions continue to improve | DINZ advice on meetings and events under the traffic light system | Covid-19 Webinar: Covid on Deer Farms - 12pm Dec 10th

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3 December 2021

Executive Committee Report | Issue 173

Executive Committee Member Karen Middelberg on recent meetings with venison marketing managers, what on-farm carbon emissions pricing mechanism may look like and the threat of Covid-19.

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3 December 2021

Venison market conditions continue to improve | Issue 173

We are increasingly confident that the market recovery is underway and that pricing will get back to a more normal level over the course of 2022.

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3 December 2021

DINZ advice on meetings and events under the traffic light system | Issue 173

Like everybody we are pondering the implementation of the new Covid Traffic Light system and what it means for our staff, and the events we manage.

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3 December 2021

Webinar: Covid-19 On Deer Farms | Issue 173

Join DINZ General Manager QA Rob Gregory at lunch time on December 10th for an informative webinar that will cover what will happen if you or a worker contracts Covid-19 and the impacts on deer farms.

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3 December 2021

Velvet Market Update | Issue 173

Velvet prices continued to strengthen in November and concerns over increasing Covid-19 cases but the market remains buoyant.

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3 December 2021

New Environmental Stewardship Manager appointment | Issue 173

DINZ is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Elmes as the new Environmental Stewardship Manager.

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3 December 2021

Make the head lines! | Issue 173

Have you cut a great head this year but you can’t show it off because the velvet competitions were cancelled? Well now you can.

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3 December 2021

Stag, Hind & Wapiti Bull Sales | Issue 173

Calendar of upcoming sales and link to Deer Select Sire Summaries

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3 December 2021

Noticeboard | Issue 173

NVSB Reminder: Supervisory Visits | In Hindsight is a beaut read! | Venison features in NZ publications | Vet students looking for deer farm placement

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4 November 2021

Issue 172 | November 2021

EC Report - Justin Stevens | Keep your unused tags safe from accidental scanning | Moving on: In conclusion from Tony Pearse | Velvet season starts firm

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4 November 2021

Executive Committee Report | Issue 172

Executive Committee member Justin Stevens acknowledges the velvet season starting, the challenges facing venison and Tony Pearse's time in the industry.

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4 November 2021

Keep your unused tags safe from accidental scanning | Issue 172

If unused tags are accidentally included on a VSD and it is approved by the farmer, then they are locked into VelTrak and cannot be used again.

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4 November 2021

Moving on: In Conclusion | Issue 172

Reflections from Tony Pearse as he retires and acknowledgements from the current and recent previous chairs of the NZDFA Executive Committee and current DINZ Board Chair.

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4 November 2021

Velvet season starts firm | Issue 172

The 2021/22 velvet season has started on a positive note with NZ exporters are busy negotiating contracts and five new products have been launched that contain NZ velvet.

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4 November 2021

Venison update | Issue 172

Good demand for venison in Europe and steady in the US, however shipping issues continue. Venison mince features in a New Zealand magazine.

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4 November 2021

Changes coming to VSD declarations | Issue 172

The Velvet Status declaration in VelTrak could be causing some confusion amongst farmers. We are looking at amending the wording but in the meantime, here's a simplified explanation of the VSD questions.

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4 November 2021

Preparing for Covid-19 on-farm | Issue 172

Checklist for farmers and COVID-19 on farm self isolation or quarantine webinar - what you need to know and NAIT reporting timeframes have returned to 48 hours

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4 November 2021

National Technical Workshop 2021 | Issue 172

For those who could not make it in person, video recordings from the Deer Farmers National Technical Workshop in May are now available.

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4 November 2021

Noticeboard | Issue 172

NZDFA contact list | Call for a 2022 DINZ Board Observer | Drop-in sessions with Otago Regional Council | Vet students looking for placements on deer farms

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8 October 2021

Issue 171 | October 2021

Executive Committee Report from Mark McCoard | DINZ producer manager announced |What's all this about a RCS audit, then? | Venison demand improves, but shipping remains dire | Planning for Covid-19

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8 October 2021

Executive Committee Report | Issue 171

Executive Committee member Mark McCoard on the retirement of Tony Pease, the new Producer Manager and the wide range of issues facing farmers.

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8 October 2021

DINZ producer manager appointment announced | Issue 171

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Lindsay Fung to the role of producer manager. He will replace the long-serving Tony Pearse, who retires from the role in October.

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8 October 2021

What’s all this about an RCS audit, then? | Issue 171

Everything you need to know about the RCS programme and its associated audits.

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8 October 2021

Venison demand improves, but shipping remains dire | Issue 171

There’s healthy demand for chilled venison from restaurants opening in Europe for the game season – the challenge for exporters is getting it there.

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8 October 2021

Planning for Covid-19 | Issue 171

While no one wants to see Covid-19 on our farms, it is important to have a plan in place to ensure that the farm can still run if you are required to quarantine.

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8 October 2021

A Downpouring of Freshwater Regulation Submissions | Issue 171

Outlook: Cloudy patches across the country but fining up in some places.

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8 October 2021

Critical window to control Johne’s | DeerPRO Update | Issue 171

You have a window in the next couple of months for easy, low-cost control of Johne’s disease. Here’s our advice on how not to fly headlong into the lintel next to it.

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8 October 2021

Noticeboard | Issue 171

Lower South Island NAIT workshops | How widespread is 'Angular Limb Deformity syndrome'? | Ballance Farm Environment Awards | Classifieds

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3 September 2021

Issue 170 | September 2021

Executive Committee Report from Chair John Somerville | VelTrak lives | Velvet season fast approaching | Freshwater consultation update

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3 September 2021

Executive Committee Report | Issue 170

Executive Committee Chairman John Somerville on the recent letters to the venison marketing companies, the ongoing Covid situation and the retirement of Tony Pearse.

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3 September 2021

Don’t be a hero, but do be a hero (i.e. a good neighbour) | Issue 170

Covid-19 has changed the way we do business. Here are a few pointers to consider.

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3 September 2021

Velvet season fast approaching | Issue 170

With the velvet season fast approaching, it is important to make sure you're ready.

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3 September 2021

VelTrak™ Lives! Tags are being sent to farmers now! | Issue 170

VelTrak is now live and ready for the coming velvet season.

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3 September 2021

Freshwater consultation update | Issue 170

The latest proposals suggest that the government has moved on substantially from its position last year following representations from primary industries and regional councils.

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3 September 2021

Cervidae Oral article: Correction | Issue 170

The article “First triple active oral drench for deer” pertaining to the launch of Cervidae Oral, published in the Deer Industry News issue 109, August/September 2021, pp20-21 contained an error regarding the efficacy of Cervidae Oral against lungworm.

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3 September 2021

DeerPRO update | Issue 170

An update from Solis Norton, DeerPRO Manager.

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3 September 2021

OSPRI update - Extension to NAIT timeframes | Issue 170

OSPRI have extended NAIT reporting timeframes to give farmers some breathing room especially if facing delays with transporters and meat processing.

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3 September 2021

Noticeboard | Issue 170

Notice of AGM - Canterbury West Coast 23 September | 2021 Branch Chairs Meeting | NIWA Climate briefing and outlook | MetService Monthly Outlook

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16 August 2021

Issue 169 | Special Edition | Response from venison marketing companies

The NZDFA Executive Committee sent a letter to the 5 venison marketing companies outlining concerns around the venison schedule and requesting information on how they resolved to restore venison production to profitability.

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13 August 2021

Issue 168 | August 2021

Next Generation Programme 2021 photo story | Executive Committee Report from Karen Middelberg | Cervidae Oral is here | Planning to sell velvet this season?

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13 August 2021

Executive Committee Report | Issue 168

Executive Committee member Karen Middelberg on the recent Next Generation Programme in Queenstown and the issues facing the industry at the moment.

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13 August 2021

Next Generation 2021 | Issue 168

Last week, a fully subscribed Next Generation Programme was held in Queenstown. This annual event attracts attendees from across the country and is a highlight in the NZDFA calendar.

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13 August 2021

Cervidae Oral is here | Issue 168

After a four-year journey, a deer-specific triple combination drench is here.

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13 August 2021

Planning to sell velvet this season? | Issue 168

We don’t want to sound like law enforcers, but if you plan on removing and selling velvet this season, there's a few things you need to ensure.

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13 August 2021

First #nzvenisonbbq day | Issue 168

BBQs were fired up around the world for the first #nzvenisonbbq with farm raised venison taking centre stage.

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13 August 2021

News this month: Retirement looms | Issue 168

Described as the worst kept secret in the deer Industry at present, DINZ Producer Manager Tony Pearse is retiring.

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13 August 2021

Future Deer Farmers Experience 2021 - Issue 168

This years experience gave four students the opportunity to learn more about deer farming in New Zealand.

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13 August 2021

Deer vet honoured by peers | Issue 168

Well-known deer vet and Advance Party facilitator Ginny Dodunski has been honoured by her peers in the veterinary profession.

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13 August 2021

Noticeboard | Issue 168

Deer farmer meeting in Waikato 21 September | Branch Chairs Meeting 11/12 October | DINZ seeking Producer Manager

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8 July 2021

Issue 167 | July 2021

VelTrak tag ordering deadline looms | Executive Committee Report from Justin Stevens | Next Generation Programme 2021

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8 July 2021

Executive Committee Report | Issue 167

Executive Committee member Justin Stevens acknowledges John Tacon's impact on the industry, highlights the Next Generation Programme, and reflects on the current season.

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8 July 2021

VelTrak tag ordering deadline looms | Issue 167

There is a number of farms that are either not registered or have not completed their registration. To be eligible to get your tags this year and sell velvet, you must fully complete your registration. Thank you to those who have fully registered.

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8 July 2021

Next Generation Programme 2021 | Issue 167

4/5 August in Queenstown. Registrations are now open!

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8 July 2021

Venison Update | Issue 167

Sales in the US, activity in China and global sea freight updates.

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8 July 2021

New Greenhouse Gas emissions calculator available | Issue 167

A new, free Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions calculator for the red meat sector, including deer, by Beef+Lamb New Zealand has been released.

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8 July 2021

Future Deer Farmers Experience 2021 | Issue 167

Applications are now open for Ag students to apply to this years event and close Wednesday 21st July 2021.

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8 July 2021

Noticeboard | Issue 167

OSPRI update - Change in how meat processor declare untagged animals in NAIT and a message from Biosecurity NZ on TSE surveillance.

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7 July 2021

Issue 166 June 2021

Not registered with VelTrak yet? The clock is ticking... | Canterbury Flooding Update | 2021 Deer Industry Conference

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2 July 2021

Executive Committee report | Issue 166

Mark reflects on the recent Canterbury flooding, climate change, SAP selections and the upcoming Next Generation programme in Queenstown.

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2 July 2021

2021 Deer Industry Conference | Issue 166

More on conference proceedings, award winners, photo competition results

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2 July 2021

Not registered with VelTrak yet? The clock is ticking… | Issue 166

The VelTrak team sends a big thanks to everyone who has registered their farm with VelTrak™. More than half of all deer farms are now registered, says Deer QA administrator Pam MacLeman.

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2 July 2021

Canterbury flooding update | Issue 166

We hope everyone that is affected by the flooding is drying out. We understand that this will be a tough time for many and would like to offer our support. If there is any way that the NZDFA can assist, right now or in the future, please reach out.

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2 July 2021

Next Generation 2021 | Issue 166

Mark the 4th and 5th of August in you diaries! Planning is underway for this year's Next Generation Programme which we're taking back to where it all started - Queenstown.

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2 July 2021

North Island deer industry Tech Expo | Issue 166

The North Island Deer Tech Expo is taking place at Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July 2021.

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2 July 2021

NZDFA Annual Report 2020/21 and contact details | Issue 166

View up to date contact details and the 2020-21 NZDFA Annual Report

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2 July 2021

A look back at the history of our industry in the news | Issue 166

Some of you may be interested in scrapbooks of deer industry history. They are newspaper clippings about the early days of all things deer, mainly from the Southland area, covering pre-1977 till 2011. 

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2 July 2021

June 2021 noticeboard | Issue 166

Ardleigh deer farm are hiring | Pathways into Primary Industries - Primary ITO survey | Metservice monthly outlook - June 2021

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24 June 2021

2021/22 Membership subs due now!

If you've yet to pay your subscription for the 2021/22 year, please do so. Subscriptions reminders will be sent out in July.

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6 June 2021

NZDFA member benefit: Discounted NAIT tags

Find out information to gain a discount on NAIT tags.

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