Velvet Comps: upcoming 40th NVC and branch results | Issue 184

Dec 8, 2022

40th National Velvet and Hard Antler Competition

Entries close Monday 12th Dec
Awards Dinner Friday 16th Dec

If you haven't already, why not consider entering this year's 40th National Velvet & Hard Antler competition? After last year's celebration was cancelled due to Covid, this year's is shaping up to be a great competition and a fabulous awards dinner to celebrate.

Entries need to be in the PGG Wrightson freezer Invercargill by noon Monday 12th December 2022 and the entry form emailed to

The awards dinner is being held at the Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill on Friday 16 December. Tickets are $100 per person, please book via an entry form emailed to

Branch Velvet Competition Results

2022 Velvet Competition Winners (in Open and Three-Year-Old Red classes)


Open Red

Three-Year-Old Red

Hawkes Bay

Forest Road Farm

Forest Road Farm

North Island

F. J. Ramsey

F. J. Ramsey

South Canterbury/North Otago

Rupert Red Deer

Peel Forest Estate


Fiddichburn Red Deer

MF Peacock


For a full list of winners and classes please go to >>

Reports from the branches:

South Canterbury North Otago - Our velvet and hard antler competition was well supported this year. There were a great level of entries which provided a fantastic display on the night. The committee were pleased to see people respecting the new guidelines in place. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, it's great to have you onboard for the continued success of our events.

- Brad Travers, Branch Velvet Comp Chair 

Hawkes Bay - Three new categories, The Fugly, The Pretty Boy and The Meat Head proved popular attracting new competitors and allowing our venison farmers to participate. We had 68 heads this year which our judges waded through and then had Graham Brown showcasing venison as he cooked a variety of tasty treats that were enjoyed by all. Getting a good amount of social alongside the serious side of showcasing great velvet was the aim of the evening.

- Evan Potter, Hawkes Bay Branch Chair

1st place 4yr Velvet, Graham Brown talks to attendees and Tony Pearse views the velvet display

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