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2017 selections & review

The following students were selected onto the Big Deer Tour for 2017

  • James Robertson
  • Brianna Lee-Kelleher
  • Kate Stewart
  • Logan Bain
  • Henry Waller

Industry representative Glen McLennan from the marketing team of Silver Fern Farms also took part in the tour. Glen McLennan is a Key Customer Manager (Europe) with the Silver Fern Farms corporate team in Dunedin.

To view profiles of the group, go to the Passion2Profit YouTube page for their videos >>

Deer Industry New Zealand would like to thank the following industry partners for their contribution to the tour and for agreeing to host the group;

  • DeerPro Limited
  • Silver Fern Farms Limited
  • Abacusbio Limited
  • AgResearch Invermay Agricultural Centre
  • Provelco
  • Ara Institute of Canterbury (Hospitality and Service Industries Section)
  • Allan Agricultural Consultancy Ltd
  • Mountain River Venison Processors
  • Macfarlane Rural Business Limited
  • The Kowhai’s Limited, Fairlie
  • Raincliff Station, South Canterbury
  • Mr Kris Orange, Downlands Deer
  •  Haldon Station, Mackenzie Country


The Big Deer Tour 2017 took place from Sunday 27th August to Saturday 2nd September 2017.
For a report of the week from tourist Brianna Lee-Kelleher, click here >>

James Robertson from Massey University and Big Deer Tour participant provides his comments and experiences on this years tour via this short video;

- YouTube
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