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2018 selections & review

Deer Industry New Zealand would like to thank the following industry partners for their contribution to the 2018 tour and for agreeing to host the group;

  • Alliance Limited (Smithfield Plant, Timaru)
  • Silver Fern Farms Limited
  • New Zealand Light Leathers Limited, Timaru
  • AgResearch Invermay Agricultural Centre
  • Provelco, Christchurch
  • Ara Institute of Canterbury (Hospitality and Service Industries Section)
  • Allan Agricultural Consultancy Ltd
  • Macfarlane Rural Business Limited
  • Mr Tom Macfarlane, The Kowhai’s Limited, Fairlie
  • Mr David Morgan, Raincliff Station, South Canterbury
  • Mr Kris Orange, Downlands Deer, Geraldine
  • Mr Paddy Boyd, Haldon Station, Mackenzie Country

 The following students were selected onto the Big Deer Tour for 2018:

  • Chloe Belfield
  • Kate Peddie
  • Louis Poole
  • Sam Pike
  • Jake Jarman
  • Jean-Louise Roberts
  • Robyn-Marie Parkinson
  • Scott Higgins

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


The 2018 Big Deer Tour took place from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th April 2018. Click on the image below for a report of the week from participant Louis Poole;

Sam Pike, recipient of Massey University’s top Agricultural Academic Prize in 2017 and 2018 Big Deer Tour participant provides his comments and experiences on this years tour;

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