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Deer Industry Conference 2016
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Deer Industry News Issue 77
• Deer Industry Conference Preview 10-12 May Dunedin
• Advance Parties: Hawke's Bay fast finishers and new velvet breeding operation underway
• VARNZ Annual Report and update
Details on DEEResearch's direction and investments in 2015/16 - including its Science Strategy for 2015-2020
Document linking the high level DINZ strategies and DEEResearch objectives with the actual research investments made by DEEResearch
Deer farmers focus on meat in the box
stuff.co.nz, 19 Apr 2016
Getting the basics right is the mantra of a Central Hawke's Bay couple, alongside a love for both their animals and their land, as Kate Taylor discovered.
Tim Aitken breaks into a smile when asked why he's a deer farmer.
"A lot of people think deer ar...
25 new projects for SFF
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 17 Apr 2016
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced a $6.9 million investment over three years in to 25 new projects through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF).
Some of the problems or opportunities being looked in to:
• Optimising pollination of...
Gadget-man Stokes always on the look-out for a farming shortcut
stuff.co.nz, 13 Apr 2016
An affinity with gadgets and a hard work ethic allows Stuart Stokes to be virtually a one man band at a foothills farm, writes Heather Chalmers.
Farming a Central Canterbury foothills deer and cropping property virtually single-handed...
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Calf prices good for breeders but are they ahead of the market?
Interest.co.nz, 12 Apr 2016
BEEFBeef schedules were steady this week as the big cow kill continues, but demand is still strong for prime cuts. The volume of cow product has dragged down imported beef prices in the US but an active herd retention is now underway in that country,...
Focus on more fawns from young hinds
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 09 Apr 2016
As Autumn days shorten, many deer farmers are paying special attention to their rising two-year-old (R2) hinds – the first fawners.
Getting improved conception rates in these younger animals is a focus for many farmers in the Advance Party programme...
Campaign tests summer appetite for venison in Europe
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 07 Apr 2016
A major new campaign to encourage Europeans to eat venison in the summer has been launched in Belgium.
Alliance Group is working with Belgium retail giant Metro Cash & Carry to promote Cervena venison as a summer product to Europe's food service sector...
Health and safety must be a priority
ruralnewsgroup.co.nz, 05 Apr 2016
WorkSafe NZ's chief executive says farmers should place a high priority on health and safety plans rather than doing them at the end of the working week.
Gordon MacDonald's comments come as the new Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on Apri...
Manawatu deer farmers prepare for mating hinds
stuff.co.nz, 31 Mar 2016
As autumn days shorten, deer farmers are getting their hinds and stags organised into mating groups in one of the most crucial phases of the breeding season.
Pohangina Valley farmer Tony Gray is paying special attention to his rising two-year-old (R2)...
Farming in the fragile Mackenzie Basin at Haldon Station
stuff.co.nz, 31 Mar 2016
Manager of iconic Haldon Station, Paddy Boyd is making sure his farm remains economically and environmentally sustainable. Pat Deavoll talks to him about the highs and lows of farming in the harsh yet fragile Mackenzie Basin