SCNO 2022 Velvet & Hard Antler Competition

  • Date
    25 Nov - 25 Nov
  • Time
  • Location
    South Canterbury
  • Cost

The South Canterbury/North Otago NZDFA Branch invites you to their 32nd Annual Velvet & Hard Antler Competition.

The SCNO Velvet Committee would like to welcome all deer farmers to their annual event hosted at the Phar Lap Racecourse on Friday November 25th from 6pm.
Once again the competition is supported by a good group of local sponsors and without them the competition would not go on, so get along and support once again a great rural evening event!

Please respect the new velvet rules in place.

Brad Travers


Where: Phar Lap Race Course, 8 Pleasant Point Hwy, Washdyke, Timaru
When: Friday 25th November 2022
Time: 6.00 pm (Due to regulations the velvet display will be restricted from 6.00pm to 6.30pm so a prompt attendance will be required).
Cost: Meal cost $50 per person and must be paid for upon booking. Bookings to Kiri Rupert or 027 357 2780.

For further information, contact competition organiser Brad Travers on 021 244 2265 or 

Velvet/Antler entries must be delivered by 12pm Thursday 24th November to Hilton Cold Storage (66 Meadows Road, Washdyke, Timaru). 

Or delivered to handling agent PGG Wrightson, Timaru. 

Please respect current velvet handling guidelines


1. Open Elk/Wapiti Supreme 
2. Open Elk/Wapiti V
3a. Commercial red <5KG 
3b. Commercial red 5-7KG
4. Open Red Semen
5. Local Maiden Red 
6. Three year old red 
7. Four year old red 
8. Sire of Three (velvet state age)  
9. Hard Antler Red 
10. Hard Antler Red Two Year Old
11. Hard Antler Elk Typical
12. Hard Antler Elk Non Typical
13. Hard Antler Fallow Open

To be judged by public on the evening
14. Farmers Head Red over 4.5kg

Note Class 5: Local Maiden Red: To be eligible to enter this class, the stag must not have had a placing in any previous competition. 

Eligibility: Heads for classes 3a, 3b, 8 and 14 are not eligible for any other classes.