Jul 7, 2022
In this issue...
- NZDFA - An independent voice for New Zealand deer farmers
Thoughts from Producer Manager Lindsay Fung. Link to a short survey to find out what NZDFA members value about the organisation and what they would like to see more of.
- Silver Fern Update
Update of the growth of venison in the USA market
- Ice in his veins
Sometimes you forget people have lives outside deer farming. We were reminded of this in the nicest way recently with regard to Otago’s Becker family.
- Environment handbook coming soon
A companion to the 2018 Deer Industry Environmental Management Code of Practice will be launched soon through the Deer Industry New Zealand website.
- Winter + deer + Southland + farmers = Southland Winter Barn Field Day
Five farms, 12 sheds and a venison lunch turned out to be a crowd pulling event on a cold Southland winter’s day.
- NAIT Compliance crackdown on transport operators
DINZ received the following Advisory from Transporting New Zealand. It is provided as a reminder that MPI will be checking on registrations and ear tags for deer being transported.
- Velvet season audits fast approaching
The National Velvetting Standards Body (NVSB) and its auditors met in Wellington during the week of 27 June, to discuss the upcoming velvet season and audit process.
- Deer Farmers National Technical Workshop 2022
DINZ and the South Canterbury North Otago branch of the NZDFA invites you to the National Technical Workshop to be held in Fairlie on Wed 3 August 2022.
- Future Deer Farmers Experience 2022
Applications are now open and close 5pm Friday 29 July 2022.
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Joke of the Month
Dave’s parrot was always using bad language, so he asked the vet how he could stop it. "Every time the bird swears, put it in the freezer for 15 seconds," advised the vet.
The next time the parrot uttered an expletive, Dave did as the vet said. Then, feeling guilty, Dave opened the freezer.
Shivering, the parrot came out saying, "I’m sorry for all the bad language I’ve been using." Dave was astounded at the sudden change. Then the parrot said, "By the way, what did the chicken do?"
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.
Green House Gas (GHG) workshops - North Island
DINZ via the Passion2Profit programme in association with the NZDFA and B+LNZ invites farmers to come along to a facilitated GHG workshop to understand what this means for farmers and how to calculate your own farm GHG number. For more information and to register, click here >>
- 13 July - Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay
- 14 July - Culverden, North Canterbury
- 22 July - Ohakune, Taihape/Ruapehu
Next Generation 2022 - Registrations are open!
The 10th Next Generation Programme is shaping up to be a fantastic event. Based out of Ohakune on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 August, the programme will include farm visits and some theory alongside a social evening in the winter playground of the North Island.
As spots are limited, please register as soon as you can. Places are filling fast so please wait until your spot is confirmed before booking flights and accommodation. There will be a wait list if spaces exceed the limit, we'll let you know if you are on the wait list once you register.