•Deer Industry Conference 2015 review
•PGP: We’re in business
•Advance Parties: Enthusiasm fizzing
Deer Industry News Issue 72
•Deer Industry Conference 2015 review
Feed requirement calculator - DEERFeed
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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
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
Top law expert joins lake nitrogen fight
Rotorua Daily Post, 29 Jul 2015
One of New Zealand's most high-profile lawyers has been drafted in to help landowners fight proposed Lake Rotorua nitrogen rules.
Mai Chen, managing partner of Chen Palmer Public and Employment Law Specialists and adjunct professor of law at Auckland...
North Canterbury farmers get reprieve on intensification limits
Taranaki Daily News, 23 Jul 2015
Farmers dealing with drought in North Canterbury have been spared the "unintended consequations" of rules that could have stunted their recovery.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) will no longer apply its proposed "10 per cent rule" in the Hurunui...
Meat exporter's marketing focus reaping rewards - Meat Industry
New Zealand Herald, 27 Jul 2015
Concentrating on marketing its cuts rather than processing them is paying dividends for a niche meat exporter.
Hastings-based Firstlight Foods markets premium grass-fed Wagyu beef and red deer venison cuts on behalf of its 160 farmer-suppliers but...
$7.3 million for pasture project
Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, Business News, Sally Rae, 11 Jul 2015
AN agricultural research partnership aimed at improving pasture grasses and lifting the performance of livestock farming has been boosted by a $7.3 million government investment. The funding, over five years, will be provided through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's research partnerships programme and will be matched by industry funding.
Landcare looking at rural future
Waatea News.com, 10 Jul 2015
Landcare Research wants to know what people think New Zealand?s rural landscape may look like in 10, 20 or even 50 years? time. Through July it will run an online survey of rural decision makers.
New pasture research to boost livestock farming
Radio New Zealand, 14 Jul 2015
The Government is putting a further $7 million into a revamped agricultural research partnership to improve pasture grasses and lift the performance of livestock farming.
The Pastoral Genomics partnership covers the dairy, sheep and beef, deer and...
New uses for lower value venison products
Sunday Star-Times, 22 Jul 2015
He said the Chinese market had only just opened up 18 months ago and was so far a "blank sheet" when it came to venison.
Moffat said the focus in China would be on individual cities and retail chains.
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The European game season starts well, and beef prices lift on supply shortages
Interest.co.nz, 21 Jul 2015
Venison schedule rises continue , as the chilled season commences and industry plans to expand this business should improve returns at the farm gate.
Feeding animals for production to achieve early chilled venison targets is expensive, so...
Deer groups gain traction
Rural News, New Zealand, General News, 14 Jul 2015
DEER INDUSTRYNZ says it is fielding an upsurge in the number of farmers wanting to j oin an Advance Party (AP). These are a concept designed to get deer farmers to encourage and support each other in adopting m anagem ent practices that willmake their farms more profitable.
Hamilton appointed to deer industry board
Otago Southland Farmer, Otago, General News, Diane Bishop, 10 Jul 2015
Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton has been appointed to the Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) board for a three year term. Hamilton joined the board as a venison processor-appointee on July 1, replacing Dr Andrew West at the end of Dr West's three-year term.
Deer farmers getting together
Manawatu Standard, Palmerston North Manawatu, General News, 04 Jul 2015
Deer farmers are taking up a programme in increasing numbers to encourage and support each other in adopting management practices that will make their farms more profitable. Farmers have joined the Advance Party (AP).
Lincoln vice-chancellor resigns
Central Canterbury News, Canterbury, General News, Jody O'Callaghan, 01 Jul 2015
Lincoln University campus has been rattled by the surprise resignation of vice-chancellor Andrew West. The specialist, land-based university's leader since April 2012 handed in his resignation on Friday to "refocus on my family" in both Waikato and England.
Cervena venison piloted in Europe
New Zealand Shipping Gazette, New Zealand, General News, 20 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 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.