Advance Parties, the new system developed by Deer Industry NZ to help farmers increase the profitability of their farms, is getting runs on the board. At the end of the first year of a three-year trial, there are eight Advance Parties underway, involving 89 farms.
From capturing deer in southern Fiordland to marketing specialty meats in Los Angeles. This is the remarkable journey of former Otago deer farmer Mark Mitchell, whose company is now the largest Cervena Venison distributor in the United States.
Sustainable farming practices within the deer industry will gain additional profile through the release of five video clips on Monday 24 November. NZ Landcare Trust worked with deer farmers in Central Hawkes Bay, capturing examples of good industry practices that are improving the environment.