The NZ Deer Farmers' Association assists in maximising sustainable benefits for all deer farmers and to provide a linkage to the agricultural industry and the public
Why join us?
NZDFA is a voice for New Zealand deer farmers who assist in maximising sustainable benefits for all deer farmers.
Meet the leadership
Get to know the NZDFA Executive Committee, Selection and Appointments Panel and Local Branch Chairs
Local NZDFA branches are there to promote, support and encourage local deer farmers in best farming practice.
Featured news stories
Featured news stories
Issue 181 | September 2022
Our best wishes to Bob Swann – 90th Birthday Celebrations | Executive Committee Update | Venison marketing managers meetings | Future Deer Farmers Experience 2022 | P2P From a Farmer’s Perspective | What’s been happening around the country? | Noticeboard and EventsRead more >>
Our best wishes to Bob Swann – 90th Birthday Celebrations | Issue 181
People travelled far and wide to join the 90th birthday celebrations of one of the first founding fathers of the NZ Deer Farmers' Association, Bob Swann. Bob was presented with a 2022 special Matuschka award in recognition of his lifetime of contribution to deer farmers, the NZDFA and the wider industry.Read more >>
Executive Committee Update | Issue 181
Karen Middelberg on what the NZDFA Executive Committee have been up to, including planning for the October Branch Chairs meeting, advocating for deer farmers with HWEN and an opportunity to order a NZDFA jacket.Read more >>
Venison marketing managers meetings | Issue 181
The NZDFA Executive Committee recently had the opportunity to meet with the venison marketing managers from Alliance, Duncan NZ, First Light, Mountain River and Silver Fern Farms. It was a great opportunity to share the issues and initiatives from all sectors of the industry.Read more >>
What’s been happening around the country? | Issue 181
Producer Manager Lindsay Fung reports what he has been doing since the last issue, including trips to branch meetings, upcoming events being organised and a quick field trip for the producer management team.Read more >>