•Deer Industry Conference 2015 review
•PGP: We’re in business
•Advance Parties: Enthusiasm fizzing
Deer Industry News Issue 72
•Deer Industry Conference 2015 review
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Deer Industry P2P Wins PGP Funding
DINZ & the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have announced they will partner in a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme called Passion2Profit.
Deer Industry Conference 2015
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Deer Industry Environment Awards Announced
Another great group of high calibre entrants took part in the 2015 Deer Industry Environment Awards
2015 Rising Stars Vevet & HA Results
New Velvet Status Declaration Form
New Velvet Status Declaration (VSD) docket books will be mailed out to every registered velvetter in October.
What is DEERSelect
DEERSelect is a database for storing pedigree records and trait data collected from performance recorded animals.
Industry Advance Parties Progressing
The Deer Industry Passion2Profit Programme has 8 Advance Parties under-way in the regions
More feed pledged for NC farmers
Timaru Herald, Timaru Canterbury, General News, Nick Truebridge, 23 Jun 2015
A South Canterbury farmer has pledged more feed to North Canter bury farmers hit hard by a drought in the region. A week ago local farmers Dave France, James McLoed and Dean Campbell drove in convoy up to Cheviot to deliver about $12,000 worth of feed for struggling farmers. The contribution included 80 bails and 10 tonnes of grain.
IN BRIEF Local farmer on deer board
Waitomo News, Waitomo, General News, 18 Jun 2015
IN BRIEF Local farmer on deer board RANGITOTO farmer William Oliver has been appointed to the Deer Industry NZ board for a three year term. One of three candidates for a vacant producer position on the eight strong board, he replaces Wanaka farmer Jerry Bell who has retired.
Minister welcomes new venison PGP programme
Te Awamutu Courier, Te Awamutu King Country, Supplements, 09 Jun 2015
Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, has welcomed the formal start of a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme involving the deer industry. "Passion2Profit is a seven year programme which aims to deliver economic benefits of $56 million per year in additional industry revenue by the end of the programme," says Mr Guy.
Beef underpins 8% gain in meat and wool exports
Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, Business News, Sally Rae, 11 Jun 2015
HIGH beef prices and strong New Zealand production have driven an expected 8% rise in meat and wool sector revenue in the year to June. That would more than offset weaker returns for sheep meat, venison and some co-products, the latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries report said.
Testing Europe's appetite for Cervena venison
Ashburton Guardian, Canterbury, Supplements, 09 Jun 2015
New Zealand venison exporters have started a trial to test the appetite of European consumers for Cervena venison in the summer grilling season. The trial, which began in April, is part of the Passion2Profit initiative that was formally launched recently at the Deer Industry Conference in Napier. P2P is . a joint venture between the deer industry and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) under the Primary Growth Partnership programme.
Velvet's where the big bucks are for top deer farmer
NZ Farmer, New Zealand, General News, 08 Jun 2015
A Central Hawke's Bay couple recently won a top environmental award for the deer industry. Kate Taylor visited them at Tikokino. WEEDING his deer extremely F well is one of the strengths of Tikokino farmer George Williams, lie says he is passionate about the potential for genetic gains in the deer industry.
FWplus, 13 Apr 2015
Dryland deer farmers should consider lucerne as a high-quality food option for deer. Although not ideal in all environments it?s worth close scrutiny because of the relatively quick payback, farm consultant and Central Canterbury Advance Party...
Better deer health can lift profits
Marlborough Midweek, Blenheim, NZ, Supplements, 29 Apr 2015
Deer farmers are being encouraged to have a close look at their animal health as part of the Passion2Profit initiative. The scheme aims to improve deer farm profits by developing new high-value markets for venison and removing barriers to performance on the farm.
Deer Focus Farm Field Day
Southland Times, 19 Apr 2015
Southland deer focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell
The deer shed and the dead hole will be points of interest at the next Southland Deer Focus field day.
Facilitator Dave Lawrence said the field day on Brian and Kristine Russell's Dipton...
Better deer health can lift profits
NZ Farmer, New Zealand, General News, 16 Mar 2015
Big savings are ahead for deer farmers who introduce customised animal health plans. DEER farmers arc being encouraged to have a close look at their animal health as part of the Passion2Profit initiative.
Velvet returns help offset poor venison prices
Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, Farming, 16 Mar 2015
AUCKLAND: The New Zealand dollar's record-breaking run against the long-suffering euro has hit the local venison market hard because of its high exposure to Europe, but strong deer velvet prices have provided a partial offset for farmers. European demand for venison has been slack as northern consumers tighten their belts, but Dan Coup, chief executive of the Deer Industry Association, said most the financial damage to farmers had been inflicted by the high kiwi-euro cross rate.
Deer herd health key to better profits
Lakes District & Central Otago News, Otago, General News, Nicole Sharp, 19 Feb 2015
Passion2Profit, an initiative of Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) and the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), continues to make its mark in the deer farming industry with hopes of increasing deer health. The Primary Growth Partnership programme Passion2Profit was announced last month by DINZ chief executive Dan Coup.
Early weaning a drought response
FWplus, 05 Mar 2015
In South Canterbury some fawns had been weaned up to 15 days earlier than normal, transporter and Downland Deer farmer Kris Orange said.
“Some farmers even weaned mid-February.”
Weaning pre-rut was a sensible move in the drought to help protect...
Top of their game
Southland Times, 05 Mar 2015
FAMILY BUSINESS: Southland deer focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift production from their weaner deer.
Dipton deer farmer Brian Russell is at the top of his game.
New focus on venison
Central Districts Farmer, Central North Island, General News, Gerard Hutching, 06 Feb 2015
A new $16 million research programme aims to stop the slide in deer farming by making venison available to European markets at an earlier time, and to open up fresh export opportunities. Europeans prefer to eat venison from October through to December, but most New Zealand venison is not ready for export until December-January.
Sharing a passion for smart farming
Southland Times, Southland, General News, Diane Bishop, 03 Feb 2015
All eyes will soon be on Brian and Kristine Russell's deer farming operation. The large-scale deer farmers are the new Southland deer focus farmers.
MPI puts $7m into deer
Central South Island Farmer, Canterbury, General News, Jack Montgomerie, 04 Feb 2015
outh Canterbury deer S farmers are cautiously optimistic after the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) agreed to give the industry $7.4 million. MPI announced on Thursday its director-general, Martyn Dunne, had approved the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) grant for industry organisation Deer Industry New Zealand's (DINZ) Passion2Profit programme, which DINZ designed to improve the industry's profitability. DINZ and MPI have not yet agreed a contract to govern the programme, but DINZ will pay $8.6m toward the $16m, sevenyear programme.
Better deer health means greater farm profit (Fuseworks)
Yahoo! New Zealand, 09 Feb 2015
Deer farmers are being encouraged to have a close look at their animal health as part of the Passion2Profit initiative.
P2P aims to improve deer farm profits by developing new high-value markets for venison and removing barriers to performance on the...
$41m funding for meaty projects
New Zealand Herald, Auckland, The Business, 30 Jan 2015
Two projects to develop premium markets for New Zealand venison and lamb have won $41 million in government and industry co-funding under the Primary Growth Partnership. Passion2Profit has been given $16 million to help develop new markets for chilled venison and help deer farmers become more productive and profitable.
PGPs aim to boost venison, lamb markets
Radio New Zealand, 29 Jan 2015
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The Government has approved two new primary growth research partnerships, with the deer and red meat industries.
It will fund almost half of a $16 million...