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Stagline Online: Issue 170 | August 2021

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Issue 170 | September 2021

3 September 2021

Executive Committee Report from Chair John Somerville | VelTrak lives | Velvet season fast approaching | Freshwater consultation update

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Executive Committee Report | Issue 170

3 September 2021

Executive Committee Chairman John Somerville on the recent letters to the venison marketing companies, the ongoing Covid situation and the retirement of Tony Pearse.

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Don’t be a hero, but do be a hero (i.e. a good neighbour) | Issue 170

3 September 2021

Covid-19 has changed the way we do business. Here are a few pointers to consider.

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Velvet season fast approaching | Issue 170

3 September 2021

With the velvet season fast approaching, it is important to make sure you're ready.

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VelTrak™ Lives! Tags are being sent to farmers now! | Issue 170

3 September 2021

VelTrak is now live and ready for the coming velvet season.

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Freshwater consultation update | Issue 170

3 September 2021

The latest proposals suggest that the government has moved on substantially from its position last year following representations from primary industries and regional councils.

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Cervidae Oral article: Correction | Issue 170

3 September 2021

The article “First triple active oral drench for deer” pertaining to the launch of Cervidae Oral, published in the Deer Industry News issue 109, August/September 2021, pp20-21 contained an error regarding the efficacy of Cervidae Oral against lungworm.

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DeerPRO update | Issue 170

3 September 2021

An update from Solis Norton, DeerPRO Manager.

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OSPRI update - Extension to NAIT timeframes | Issue 170

3 September 2021

OSPRI have extended NAIT reporting timeframes to give farmers some breathing room especially if facing delays with transporters and meat processing.

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Noticeboard | Issue 170

3 September 2021

Notice of AGM - Canterbury West Coast 23 September | 2021 Branch Chairs Meeting | NIWA Climate briefing and outlook | MetService Monthly Outlook

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Issue 169 | Special Edition | Response from venison marketing companies

16 August 2021

The NZDFA Executive Committee sent a letter to the 5 venison marketing companies outlining concerns around the venison schedule and requesting information on how they resolved to restore venison production to profitability.

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Recent NZDFA updates

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13 August 2021

Issue 168 | August 2021

Next Generation Programme 2021 photo story | Executive Committee Report from Karen Middelberg | Cervidae Oral is here | Planning to sell velvet this season?

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13 August 2021

Executive Committee Report | Issue 168

Executive Committee member Karen Middelberg on the recent Next Generation Programme in Queenstown and the issues facing the industry at the moment.

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13 August 2021

Next Generation 2021 | Issue 168

Last week, a fully subscribed Next Generation Programme was held in Queenstown. This annual event attracts attendees from across the country and is a highlight in the NZDFA calendar.

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13 August 2021

Cervidae Oral is here | Issue 168

After a four-year journey, a deer-specific triple combination drench is here.

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13 August 2021

Planning to sell velvet this season? | Issue 168

We don’t want to sound like law enforcers, but if you plan on removing and selling velvet this season, there's a few things you need to ensure.

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13 August 2021

First #nzvenisonbbq day | Issue 168

BBQs were fired up around the world for the first #nzvenisonbbq with farm raised venison taking centre stage.

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13 August 2021

News this month: Retirement looms | Issue 168

Described as the worst kept secret in the deer Industry at present, DINZ Producer Manager Tony Pearse is retiring.

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13 August 2021

Future Deer Farmers Experience 2021 - Issue 168

This years experience gave four students the opportunity to learn more about deer farming in New Zealand.

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13 August 2021

Deer vet honoured by peers | Issue 168

Well-known deer vet and Advance Party facilitator Ginny Dodunski has been honoured by her peers in the veterinary profession.

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13 August 2021

Noticeboard | Issue 168

Deer farmer meeting in Waikato 21 September | Branch Chairs Meeting 11/12 October | DINZ seeking Producer Manager

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8 July 2021

Issue 167 | July 2021

VelTrak tag ordering deadline looms | Executive Committee Report from Justin Stevens | Next Generation Programme 2021

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8 July 2021

Executive Committee Report | Issue 167

Executive Committee member Justin Stevens acknowledges John Tacon's impact on the industry, highlights the Next Generation Programme, and reflects on the current season.

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8 July 2021

VelTrak tag ordering deadline looms | Issue 167

There is a number of farms that are either not registered or have not completed their registration. To be eligible to get your tags this year and sell velvet, you must fully complete your registration. Thank you to those who have fully registered.

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8 July 2021

Next Generation Programme 2021 | Issue 167

4/5 August in Queenstown. Registrations are now open!

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8 July 2021

Venison Update | Issue 167

Sales in the US, activity in China and global sea freight updates.

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environment

8 July 2021

New Greenhouse Gas emissions calculator available | Issue 167

A new, free Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions calculator for the red meat sector, including deer, by Beef+Lamb New Zealand has been released.

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8 July 2021

Future Deer Farmers Experience 2021 | Issue 167

Applications are now open for Ag students to apply to this years event and close Wednesday 21st July 2021.

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TSE surveillance

8 July 2021

Noticeboard | Issue 167

OSPRI update - Change in how meat processor declare untagged animals in NAIT and a message from Biosecurity NZ on TSE surveillance.

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7 July 2021

Issue 166 June 2021

Not registered with VelTrak yet? The clock is ticking... | Canterbury Flooding Update | 2021 Deer Industry Conference

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2 July 2021

Executive Committee report | Issue 166

Mark reflects on the recent Canterbury flooding, climate change, SAP selections and the upcoming Next Generation programme in Queenstown.

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2 July 2021

2021 Deer Industry Conference | Issue 166

More on conference proceedings, award winners, photo competition results

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2 July 2021

Not registered with VelTrak yet? The clock is ticking… | Issue 166

The VelTrak team sends a big thanks to everyone who has registered their farm with VelTrak™. More than half of all deer farms are now registered, says Deer QA administrator Pam MacLeman.

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2 July 2021

Canterbury flooding update | Issue 166

We hope everyone that is affected by the flooding is drying out. We understand that this will be a tough time for many and would like to offer our support. If there is any way that the NZDFA can assist, right now or in the future, please reach out.

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2 July 2021

Next Generation 2021 | Issue 166

Mark the 4th and 5th of August in you diaries! Planning is underway for this year's Next Generation Programme which we're taking back to where it all started - Queenstown.

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2 July 2021

North Island deer industry Tech Expo | Issue 166

The North Island Deer Tech Expo is taking place at Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July 2021.

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2 July 2021

NZDFA Annual Report 2020/21 and contact details | Issue 166

View up to date contact details and the 2020-21 NZDFA Annual Report

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2 July 2021

A look back at the history of our industry in the news | Issue 166

Some of you may be interested in scrapbooks of deer industry history. They are newspaper clippings about the early days of all things deer, mainly from the Southland area, covering pre-1977 till 2011. 

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2 July 2021

June 2021 noticeboard | Issue 166

Ardleigh deer farm are hiring | Pathways into Primary Industries - Primary ITO survey | Metservice monthly outlook - June 2021

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24 June 2021

2021/22 Membership subs due now!

If you've yet to pay your subscription for the 2021/22 year, please do so. Subscriptions reminders will be sent out in July.

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6 June 2021

NZDFA member benefit: Discounted NAIT tags

Find out information to gain a discount on NAIT tags.

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