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16 Apr 2021

- Hawke’s Bay deer farm supreme award winner
- Industry Conference: Invercargill to host May 2021 Conference followed by National Technical Workshop
- Introducing Felix Shen: marketing manager for Primary Collaboration NZ to help pave way for velvet in China
- Seasonality in deer: research investigates deer phenotypes for seasonal physiology and grazing behaviour

29 Mar 2021
  • Central Hawke's Bay deer farmers Evan and Linda Potter win the National Ballance Farm Environment Award (BFEA)
  • DINZ submitting on Climate Change Report on behalf of deer sector
  • Velvet boots on the ground in China
  • Winter grazing is still hot
  • Stroppy stags, naïve visitors
  • Registrations Open for Deer Industry Conference
  • Technical workshop to follow industry conference
  • Environment awards to showcase the deer industry
  • Vets keen to learn about VelTrak™
29 Mar 2021

Good progress is being made with the roll-out of VelTrak™, the new electronic track and trace system that is being introduced in readiness for the 2021/22 velvet season. Registration for vets and buyers opens on 6 April and for farmers on 3 May.

29 Mar 2021

Venison marketers and Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) are focussing most of their market development efforts on the United States in 2021. Pre-Covid, the United States was our largest year-round market for chilled venison. Now marketers are aiming to repeat this success at retail.