"Increasing profit through better feeding". Come along and hear what the Canterbury Advance Party has been up to. Click here to register for this event
Regional Workshop - Quartz Hill Station - 27 October
The Path to 2020
Our work plans for the next five years have been finalised. Find out what this means for deer farmers and those who market our products
Ballance Farm Environment Awards
Entries are now open for the 2017 Ballance Farm Environment Awards! What are you waiting for?
Deer Industry Conference 2016
Presentations and video from the 2016 Deer Industry Conference are available now.
Deer Industry News Issue 79
• Focused Farming event on summer and winter feeding
• Advance Party Workshop - Methven gathering enthused by success stories from AP groups
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
Silver Fern Farms closes down two meat plants
Radio New Zealand, 26 Oct 2016
The closure of a Southland venison plant is devastating, says the Meatworkers Union - but not completely unexpected.
Silver Fern Farms has confirmed it will close its North Island mutton processing plant at Frasertown, near Wairoa, and its...
New Zealand Inc story gives red meat the edge in German market
stuff.co.nz, 19 Oct 2016
The 'New Zealand Inc' story is making a difference for Silver Fern Farms in the hugely competitive German meat trade.
That story focuses on New Zealand cattle, lamb and deer being farmed outdoors, without growth hormones and fed on grass.
Parasite-resistant deer on the horizon
stuff.co.nz, 18 Oct 2016
Deer breeders who want to select deer with natural resistance to internal parasites may now do so. However, they're taking a punt, as research to find out whether – or how – resistance is linked to growth rates and parasite levels in deer won't...
Field day helps farmers understand proposed rules
stuff.co.nz, 17 Oct 2016
Southern farmers are eager to make sure their wintering systems are in line with proposed regulations going forward.
About 50 farmers, agricultural advisors and council staff attended the Three Rivers Catchment group's Wintering Field Day on...
Exporters back single QA standard for deer farms
Voxy.co.nz, 13 Oct 2016
All five major venison marketing companies and the NZ Deer Farmers Association (NZDFA) are backing the introduction of a revamped quality assurance programme for farmed deer.
The companies have agreed on a single standard for deer that will eliminate...
South Island Farmer of the Year down to four top finalists
stuff.co.nz, 13 Oct 2016
Three red meat farmers and a Central Otago wine business are up against each other for the South Island Farmer of the Year award at Lincoln University on November 16.
Viticulturist and Grape Vision Ltd owner James Dicey, based in Bannockburn,...
Meat processors accept single audit standard
farmersweekly.co.nz, 13 Oct 2016
Satisfying farm assurance standards required by meat processors has become a bit easier with the release of a standardised programme.
The New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP) is a single audit standard accepted by the bulk of meat companies...
The No 8 Wire: Don't get too fresh with Carla - yet
New Zealand Herald, 12 Oct 2016
Deer breeders who want to select deer with natural resistance to internal parasites can now do so. However, they're taking a punt, as research to find out whether - or how - resistance is linked to growth rates and parasite levels in deer won't...
Red meat accelerator fine-tunes its work
stuff.co.nz, 13 Oct 2016
The largest survey of New Zealand red meat farmers shows just 55 per cent regularly measure their farm's financial performance and 30 per cent do not measure lambing and calving percentages.
The UMR survey of close to 800 farmers on behalf of...
Venison marketers taste success
farmersweekly.co.nz, 27 Sep 2016
Strong demand for New Zealand venison has pushed spring prices to a five-year high.
While some importers were nervous about how the market would react to the price rise, others were confident, buoyed by the knowledge NZ venison production was down abou...