Mar 4, 2022
In this issue...
- Executive Committee report
Member Mark McCoard reflects on good February rains for most regions, the positive lift in the venison schedule and the He Waka Eke Noa consultation process.
- No Industry Conference in Wellington for 2022
Following discussions with DINZ, the NZDFA Executive Committee has agreed that this year's industry conference, originally scheduled for 10 and 11 May in Wellington, will be cancelled.
- REMINDER: Industry positions nominations 2022
Nominations close for industry positions for the NZDFA and DINZ Board close on Friday 15th March.
- NZDFA letter to all deer farmers regarding HWEN
Read the letter the NZDFA sent to all known deer farmers regarding He Waka Eke Noa on Friday 18 February.
- He Waka Eke Noa webinar: what it means for deer farmers
View the webinar hosted by DINZ on Tuesday 1 March which covers an overview of the proposals, some real farm examples, DINZ’s position on the options, and a Q&A session.
- Going back to nature
New Zealand venison tomahawk steaks and breakfast sausages have been flying out of US meat company Force of Nature’s virtual door, since their launch last November.
- Deer farming practice changes survey – March 2022
DINZ has commissioned a survey of deer farmers to record current attitudes to different farming practices and sources of information.
- Invermay weaning report 2022
AgResearch's Jamie Ward gives an update on weaning at Invermay this week.
Important reminders for velvetters | Natural Knowledge information leaflet | Calling for volunteer deer farms | ‘Know Your Number’ GHG Workshop - Central Hawkes Bay | Summary result of 2021 Survey of Rural Decision Makers
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Joke of the Month
Cartoon by Murray Matuschka. Drawn for 2004 Deer Industry Conference held in Wairakei
Please note all events are subject to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time of the event. Please follow instructions of host and/or venue.
- DINZ ‘Know Your Number’ GHG Workshop - 1:00pm, 29 March. Click here to see details and register >>
- MSD Deer Industry Photo Competition - Entries open NOW, competition closes 5:00pm, 4 May. Click here for details >>
- 2022 Deer Industry Conference - CANCELLED Click here for details >>
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