The 41st deer industry conference is being held in Dunedin, home of a first-class university, student antics, a very good rugby team and – of course – AgResearch’s Invermay Research Centre. It runs from Tuesday 10 May to Thursday 12 May.
Improving conception rates in rising 2-year-old hinds is a focus for many farmers in the Advance Party programme. High conception rates can be harder to achieve in young hinds, but farmers are showing how it can be done.
An increase in the levy on venison – the first in a decade – will be needed for DINZ to fund its share of Passion 2 Profit (P2P) and to continue the other work it does for deer farmers and venison marketers.
Deer Fact sheets on Best Practice Mating Management and Growing Weaners for the Spring Venison Market are also enclosed with your next Deer Industry News. DINZ is keen to get feedback on the usefulness of these publications and suggestions for future topics.