Deer Industry NZ - Latest News [Page 2]

Hind management is the key during drought

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 5:11 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Deer farmers should be able to come through the predicted summer dry in reasonable shape so long as they start preparing now -- that's according to deer farmers who have successfully managed drought in the past. More >>

Deer velvet tax to be lifted

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 2:35 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The South Korean Government is planning to remove a special excise tax (SET) on deer velvet, an impost that has been a source of frustration for the deer industry for several decades. More >>

Science close to unlocking velvet’s secret

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:21 pm | Deer Industry NZ

New Zealand and South Korean scientists believe they will soon be able to identify the compounds that give deer antler velvet its immune-boosting properties. More >>

Silver Fern Farms chief executive appointed to deer board

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:40 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton has been appointed to the Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) board for a three year term. More >>

Advance Parties gaining traction

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 7:38 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Deer Industry NZ is fielding an upsurge in the number of farmers wanting to join an Advance Party (AP). More >>

Cervena venison piloted in Europe

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 2:04 pm | Deer Industry NZ

New Zealand venison exporters have started a trial to test the appetite of European consumers for Cervena venison in the summer grilling season. More >>

Deer industry to co-operate with Korean health-food giant

Monday, 23 March 2015, 3:32 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The New Zealand deer industry is today signing an agreement with one of Korea’s largest health food manufacturers, the Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC), to help it develop more products containing NZ velvet antler. More >>

Korea tariff reductions benefit value-added velvet

Monday, 23 March 2015, 3:30 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The potential to add value to velvet in New Zealand as tariffs reduce is the one big positive for deer farmers to come out of the Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement. More >>

Great season for velvet producers

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 12:08 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Deer farmers have now enjoyed a six year-run of firming prices for velvet antler, making velvet production one of the most profitable livestock farming ventures. More >>

Attention to deer health can boost farm profits

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 11:35 am | Deer Industry NZ

Deer farmers are being encouraged to have a close look at their animal health as part of the Passion2Profit initiative. More >>

Brilliant velvet, weak venison prices

Friday, 16 January 2015, 1:19 pm | Deer Industry NZ

It has been a tough start to the year for many non-velvet deer farmers, with dry conditions and a disappointing venison schedule combining to put pressure on pastures, budgets and patience. Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) chair and Mid Canterbury farm ... More >>

Runs on board for deer initiative

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 12:44 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Advance Parties, a Deer Industry NZ initiative designed to help farmers increase the profitability of their farm businesses, is getting runs on the board. At the end of the first year of a three-year trial co-funded by the Sustainable Farming ... More >>

NZ–Korea Free Trade Agreement disappoints

Sunday, 16 November 2014, 10:11 am | Deer Industry NZ

New Zealand’s deer industry is deeply disappointed in the reported outcome of the New Zealand–Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). More >>

Venison: Breaking with Tradition

Monday, 27 October 2014, 2:46 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Deer farmers have enjoyed better prices for their venison this October, the time of the year when chilled venison demand peaks in Europe. But the industry's real focus is on getting chilled season prices all year-round. More >>

Pampered pooches and pizzle hot pots

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:25 am | Deer Industry NZ

Pampered pooches in America and pizzle hot pots in China are helping support venison prices to farmers. More >>

Venison prices on the move

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 11:35 am | Deer Industry NZ

European market prices for chilled New Zealand venison are reported to be up about 5 per cent on last year, with exporters hopeful of reduced competition from European game meat supplies. But prices to farmers are currently being held back by a stronger ... More >>

Deer need a triple drench

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 11:38 am | Deer Industry NZ

Deer farmers are being strongly advised to use three drench families in combination to keep parasites under control. More >>

Deer profit initiative wins government support

Friday, 20 June 2014, 10:12 am | Deer Industry NZ

The government is supporting a major initiative to increase deer farm profitability. The Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) is contributing up to $225,000 over the next three years to Advance Parties, a half million dollar project designed to lift deer farming ... More >>

Southern farmer wins deer award

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 10:47 am | Deer Industry NZ

Chris Petersen, a deer farmer from Fiordland and now South Canterbury, is the winner of the Deer Industry's 2014 Matuschka Award. More >>

DINZ welcomes finalisation of AgResearch’s Future Footprint

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 2:20 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) has welcomed announcements, made today by AgResearch, finalising the shape of its ‘Future Footprint’ restructuring. More >>



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