The NZ Deer Farmers' Association assists in maximising sustainable benefits for all deer farmers and to provide a linkage to the agricultural industry and the public
Why join us?
NZDFA is a voice for New Zealand deer farmers who assist in maximising sustainable benefits for all deer farmers.
Meet the leadership
Get to know the NZDFA Executive Committee, Selection and Appointments Panel and Local Branch Chairs
Local NZDFA branches are there to promote, support and encourage local deer farmers in best farming practice.
Featured news stories
Featured news stories
Issue 196 | February 2024
Executive Committee Update | What’s been happening around the country? | Mature and Heavy Stag Opportunities | Keen to shape the industry's future? | Recap: February velvet comps | Noticeboard & EventsRead more >>
Executive Committee Update | Issue 196
Executive Committee member Jamie Ward reflects on the last couple of months including the stag sales, resignation of DINZ CEO Innes Moffat and upcoming nominations for industry positions.Read more >>
What’s been happening around the country? | Issue 196
Producer Manager Lindsay Fung’s update on the Executive Committee down south, events and meetings around the country.Read more >>
Mature and Heavy Stag Opportunities | Issue 196
Executive Committee member Mark McCoard talks us through a recent NZDFA collaboration with chef Tyson Burrows to utilise mature and heavy stag venison.Read more >>
Keen to shape the industry's future? | Issue 196
There are four NZDFA appointed positions up for nomination as they become available by rotation (appointment by nomination and election, if necessary), and one producer representative to the Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) board.Read more >>
Recap: February velvet comps | Issue 196
Two competitions were held on the weekend: Central Regions/Taihape Ruapehu and the Elk Wapiti Society NZ. Here's how they went.Read more >>
Noticeboard & Events | Issue 196
2024 Awards and Competitions | Rising Stars missing trophies | Thank you to our 2024 conference sponsors | Heartfelt thanks for your support in tough times - Kaipara Branch NZDFA | Trophy antler workshop in December | Deer Industry NZ Prize at Smedley Station prizegiving | Events and moreRead more >>