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Hawke’s Bay Deer Farm Part Of National Project Involving More Than 2,000 Farms

Friday, 28 January 2022, 10:28 am | Deer Industry NZ

A Hawke’s Bay deer farm is part of a ground-breaking Ministry for Primary Industries-funded project providing a national snapshot of farm performance. The four-year project is bringing together detailed physical/production, environmental and financial data ... More >>

Changing Of The Deer QA Guard

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 4:05 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Dr Rob Gregory, leading specialist in farm animal welfare. The deer industry is reinforcing its commitment to animal welfare with the appointment of a leading specialist in farm animal welfare, Dr Rob Gregory, to its executive team. Dr Gregory will assume ... More >>

Hawkes Bay Farmers Win Premier Deer Environmental Award

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:11 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The winners of the 2021 Elworthy Award, the premier environmental accolade for deer farmers, are Grant and Sally Charteris, Forest Road Farm, Central Hawkes Bay. The award was presented at the Deer Industry Conference in Invercargill earlier this ... More >>

Venison Marketers Planning Chilled Season Contracts

Monday, 1 March 2021, 10:52 am | Deer Industry NZ

Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) is expecting improved market conditions for venison in the coming year, with better prices assured for venison animals processed for supply in the European game season. “In the next few weeks some venison companies will ... More >>

China Re-opens For NZ Venison Exports

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:40 am | Deer Industry NZ

A catalogue of approved animal species for human consumption has been issued by the Peoples Republic of China. It includes venison from farmed malu – the Chinese name for red deer – along with more traditional farm animals and poultry. Deer ... More >>

Venison Marketers Building On-line And Retail Sales

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 1:01 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Marketers of New Zealand farm-raised venison are making a concerted push to build sales through on-line outlets and through gourmet retailers. This gourmet product, normally sold mainly through food service distributors to chefs, has been particularly ... More >>

Moffat to lead deer industry team

Monday, 14 October 2019, 2:24 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Innes Moffat has been appointed chief executive of Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ). He has been with the organisation for 14 years. More >>

Hawke’s Bay deer farmers win top environment award

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:26 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Central Hawke’s Bay couple Evan and Linda Potter have won the premier Elworthy Award in the deer industry’s 2019 environmental awards. More >>

Government’s targets for methane reduction are unrealistic

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:56 am | Deer Industry NZ

Deer Industry New Zealand is disappointed by the government’s announced emissions reduction targets for agriculture. Dr Ian Walker, Chair of Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ), says that under current conditions these targets would result in significant ... More >>

Bounce in deer numbers

Monday, 18 February 2019, 2:03 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Farmed deer numbers, including the number of breeding hinds and fawns, increased in 2018 according to provisional agriculture census figures released by Statistics New Zealand. This follows a small recovery in stag numbers in the 2017 census. More >>

Year-round promotions entrench NZ venison in Europe

Friday, 16 November 2018, 3:12 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The northern European autumn and winter ‘game season’ remains a key market for NZ venison, even with the industry’s success in building year-round venison demand in other markets. The region is also breaking with tradition and slowly developing ... More >>

Velvet prospects sound

Friday, 26 October 2018, 2:21 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The velvet market during the 2018-19 season is expected to be reasonably stable, with consumption in Asia increasing in line with production growth in New Zealand. More >>

Deer velvet looking good in Asia

Monday, 16 July 2018, 5:13 pm | Deer Industry NZ

Long-term prospects for NZ velvet in the major Asian markets are looking positive says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) Asia manager Rhys Griffiths. More >>

Deer farmers improving water quality

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 6:52 pm | Deer Industry NZ

To keep waterways clean, deer farmers are fencing their deer out of streams and taking measures to keep valuable soil where it belongs – on the farm, growing grass. More >>

Demand for stags reflects deer farmer confidence

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 9:14 am | Deer Industry NZ

Confidence in the future profitability of venison and velvet production has flowed through to the market for sire stags, with strong sales reported throughout the country, says Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ). More >>

Deer velvet joint venture aims for a “world-first”

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:49 am | Deer Industry NZ

The NZ deer industry has agreed to support one of South Korea’s largest pharmaceutical companies in its plans to develop and market a product with proven health benefits based on NZ deer velvet. More >>

Velvet market underpinned by growing demand

Monday, 30 October 2017, 6:30 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The new deer velvet season has opened strongly, with farmers reporting early enquiry from buyers at prices 10-15 per cent above last season’s close. More >>

Stars align for venison

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10:43 am | Deer Industry NZ

Venison farmers are pinching themselves at their good fortune. Prices have steadily increased in the last two years to an all-time June high of $9 a kilogram, carcase weight, for quality stags. More >>

Cervena to be marketed in Germany

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:38 am | Deer Industry NZ

Cervena venison is to be marketed in Germany during the northern hemisphere summer as part of a market development trial. More >>

Positive progress with Cervena in Europe

Monday, 19 December 2016, 3:19 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The five major venison marketers that have been collaborating in the trial marketing of Cervena venison in the Netherlands and Belgium during the northern summer have agreed to continue the trial for a third year. More >>