Nov 3, 2022
Congrats to Ron Schroeder, winner of the 2022 Deer Industry Award.
• Ron’s contributions at the grass roots of the industry over almost 50 years have been many and varied. He’s been a matchmaker of buyers and sellers, procuring and transacting thousands of deer deals over his lengthy career. His work has taken him the length and breadth of the country and overseas.
• He’s also been a staunch supporter of DFA and DINZ events. His ability to gauge the pulse of the industry over the years has been invaluable to the DFA, DINZ stock agent colleagues and the countless individual deer farmers he has supported.
• Also, he was a leading advocate of quality assurance in the stock and station industry.
• His humour and rapport across the generations has endeared him to many as his ability to recall the names and faces of people he’s worked with over his lengthy career.
• This person, it is said: “loves everything about …. he farms them, buys and sells them, hunts them, eats them and probably dreams about them. He roars like a deer, and some say he even looks like a deer.
• The supporters of this person’s nomination have all described him as a dedicated stalwart who has gone well beyond the call of duty in supporting and servicing the industry.
• He exemplifies tradition and old school manners and values and has respect amongst his clients.
• Always goes the extra yard for his clients