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The Path to 2020
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Deer Industry Conference 2016
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Deer Industry News Issue 81
• Tentative start for Velvet Market
• P2P Regional Workshops
• Branch Chairs’ Meeting
High country station owner seeks balance between production and environment
stuff.co.nz, 12 Jan 2017
Hamish Orbell has caught the "development disease." visits Clayton Station to find out why.
Back in the 1960s, Clayton Station's 9120 hectares had 12 paddocks, five hill blocks, few shelter belts and no roads.
The snow and drought prone South...
This farming mum's in charge
stuff.co.nz, 11 Jan 2017
One of the first things Hawke's Bay farmer Caroline Smith does when she stops for a cup of tea after drafting cull ewes is to breastfeed baby Clara.
She juggles looking after a young family and farming 240 hectares and loves it, although one o...
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: A European Cervena trial has been successful selling chilled meat out of the traditional eating period and has been paid a summer premium for product normally frozen down
Interest.co.nz, 20 Dec 2016
More stability in venison schedules as strong demand from the EU for frozen product is sustaining the summer production.
Exporters are reporting strong sales of spring chilled product into the market even at the better price levels, and...
KIWIS WANT MORE VENISON
supermarketnews.co.nz, 03 Jan 2017
A recent consumer survey by Duncan NZ Venison has found that an increasing number of New Zealanders are asking supermarkets to make venison more available, as they look for alternatives to traditional red meats.
Despite 90 percent of Kiwis enjoying...
Europeans savour Cervena in summer export trials
stuff.co.nz, 30 Dec 2016
New Zealand exporters have mounted a campaign to persuade European consumers to eat higher priced chilled venison during the northern hemisphere summer.
Normally Europeans eat the meat in winter, but for two years exporters have been trialing...
Clarence farmer hit by $1.5m quake costs
stuff.co.nz, 14 Dec 2016
A month ago Clarence farmer Rick King was contemplating winding down his involvement with his sheep, beef and deer farm.
Now he's faced with earthquake damages of $1.5 million.
"[Before the quake] I'd done my fair share of getting things...
Farmer groups take legal action against Healthy Rivers plan change
stuff.co.nz, 18 Dec 2016
Federated Farmers is seeking a judicial review on the Waikato Regional Council's (WRC) decision to withdraw part of the Healthy Rivers Plan for Change even though it supports good environmental rules.
The federation is one of six farming...
Velvet season gets off to half-hearted start
stuff.co.nz, 18 Dec 2016
The velvet season is off to a slow start for deer farmers, says Graham Carr of Peel Forest Estate.
"There have been no sales yet to either the Chinese or the Koreans and this has been frustrating for farmers, especially those who rely on velve...