DINZ, NZDFA and Industry partners have collaborated to produce an array of publications, manuals and tools for NZ deer farmers. Most publications are available online to view and download and some are available at request.


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Deer Industry News Issue 94

  • First-hand view: Lawsons and Firstlight visit UK market to find out what makes customers tick Conference
  • Preview: Trip to the Super Rugby will cap off 2019 industry conference in capital
  • 'New' Kid on the Block: Newcomer at antler competition is a major venison and velvet producer

Deer Industry News Issue 93

  • Hawke's Bay Orginals AP hosts southern guests
  • Growing a good crop - Southland Next Generation workshop focuses on growing the best brassicas
  • Flavour pairing - science shows venison flavours go nicely with an exciting range of foods
  • Branch Chairs' Meeting - market and science updates; Environment; Rising Stars and more
Sustainable deer farming business

A Profitable, Sustainable Deer Farming Business

The deer industry has a range of tools to help you monitor your progress toward achieving your targets.  Help with monitoring:

  • Deer performance;
  • Financial goals;
  • Productivity KPIs; and
  • Environmental Management

A Core Set of KPI Measures for Red Meat Farming Businesses

Understanding how your farm business is performing is critical to making decisions on how to improve that performance. You need to know where you are now, to be able to set targets and then see how actual performance measures up against these targets. There are many possible measures which can be used to analyse the performance of your farm business, however, this publication focuses on a core set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that we encourage you to use as the starting point to understand how your farm business is performing.  Produced by the RMPP, this guide includes measures for sheep, beef and deer.