Farm & Environment

Farm & Environment

Learn more about water and soil management, best practice methods to improve biosecurity on farm, and health & safety reminders to minimise risk in your business

New Zealand’s farming economy and on-farm productivity has a strong correlation with the climatic conditions and seasonal temperatures we experience.

Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in New Zealand. Health and Safety is one of the most important areas, if not the most important area for the deer farm as a work place

Deer have specific natural needs and behaviours

Information on how to maintain biodiversity by managing the spread of pests, weeds and other organisms that cause unwanted infections.

Emissions Trading Scheme in a snapshot-Under the overall scheme of the Emissions Trading Scheme ('ETS'), industrial sectors are limited in their greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) to the amount of gases backed by Emissions Trading Scheme units (NZUs) they hold.

This page lets you know who is responsible for managing pests and weeds and the principles that each region has developed for doing so.

Information on how to maintain biodiversity by managing the spread of pests, weeds and other organisms that cause unwanted infections.

Winter can be a critical time for erosion of soil on deer farms.

Water can be contaminated by a number of elements, chemicals and waste products from the farm as well as direct access by deer

Deer have a natural instinct to seek water and wet areas and wallow in them .

The buffer zone between land and water source.

Soil is the deer farmer's most precious resource and any movement of soil away from where it has naturally formed is erosion.

As soil resources are finite and only slowly renewable, their sustainable management is of prime importance.

Deer farm water sources range from direct stock access to waterways to takes from rivers/lakes, springs and groundwater (bores).

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