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Featured news stories
Featured news stories
Venison market on the move
Average prices to venison producers have been holding well during December and are sitting about $1.50 a kilogram above where they were at the same time last year. Marketers and DINZ are increasingly confident that a long-awaited market recovery is underway and that returns to producers will continue to increase during 2022.Read more >>
Brace yourself, a new normal lies ahead
In an end-of-year message, chief executive Innes Moffat, says 2021 will leave most of us with mixed emotions. Velvet prices have been great, venison prices have improved and will continue to recover. Looking ahead, he predicts thunder and lightning as the government seeks to rush through its environmental agenda.Read more >>
DINZ advises caution under ‘Traffic lights’
The new Covid traffic light system creates a new level of complexity for anyone who has staff, for organisers of deer industry events and for DINZ itself. Moffat advises anyone organising a deer industry event take a cautious approach in order to protect family, staff and visitors.Read more >>
DINZ news in brief | Issue 83
New environmental stewardship manager | VelTrak: thank you | Greenhouse gas consult coming | Big BERSA might help us and moreRead more >>
Deer Industry News Issue 111 December 2021/January 2022
Sustainable development model at Queenstown | Water Quality Research | Regenerative Agriculture | Profile of a Deer Industry Team ManRead more >>