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50 Years of Deer Science at Invermay

  • Date
    26 Sep - 26 Sep
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  • Cost
    $0 - $70

Fifty years ago, Ken Drew and Les Porter thought it might be a good idea to put some science in behind the newly emerging deer farming industry. With incredible backing by early industry participants, innovation, positivity, and fantastic researchers, Invermay became synonymous with the evolution of the New Zealand deer farming industry and earned an international reputation for its science and research output.

For the past 50 Years the New Zealand deer industry has recognised the value that science could bring to the industry. This has been a remarkable partnership built on respect and generosity between science and the industry. New Zealand deer farming founded by innovation, remains innovative, world leading and producing remarkable products.

To celebrate this remarkable history, reflect on the people and achievements and industry connections and to inspire future innovation we would warmly invite you to join us on Monday 26 September 2022 at an Open Day at Invermay, and a concluding celebration with a Gala 50 years celebration evening dinner in Dunedin at the University Union.


We've had a few requests come through from people attending the event about carpooling.

If you don't mind carpooling, please get in touch with Rebecca rebecca.norling@deernz.org. Currently we have someone from Wanaka and Christchurch who would like to carpool.