Industry Activities

Industry Activities

Deer Industry New Zealands Producer team coordinate and project manage a range of industry activities for the benefit of deer farmers and the wider sector.

Some of the key industry farm related activities include:
Focus Farms
Advance Parties
Deer Industry Conference (annual event)
Next Generation Programme
Velvet Competitions


Focus Farms are coordinated by Deer Industry NZ and are funded by DEEResearch Ltd. Each Focus Farm has a number of field days each year which are a pretty informal, relaxed learning and discussion opportunity.
Advance Parties are small groups of farmers working together to share their productivity challenges and come up with the answers.

The Industry holds annual Conference's where farmers, industry participants and partners can get together and debrief on the year past and the plans for the industry's future.

Next Generation Programme information

The Future Deer Farmers Experience is an all-expenses paid tour of the New Zealand deer industry organised by Deer Industry New Zealand and the NZ Deer Farmers Association to give ag students an up close look at our special industry.