Big Deer Tour 2022 - Selections | Issue 176

Apr 8, 2022

The Big Deer Tour gives a small group of selected uni students the opportunity to see what makes the deer farming industry special and to visit farms, processors, and companies as well as chance to meet professionals providing services to this sector.

Previous tourists and alumni have gone on to work for meat companies, become marketers, rural bankers, vets, agronomists all with deer farmer clients and of course some have gone on to be deer farmers.

The 2022 tour will take place from Tuesday 19th April to Friday22nd April. Deer Industry and the NZ Deer Farmers Association thanks all applicants for showing an interest in the industry, we are excited to announce this year’s tour party as follows.

Ella Zwagerman, Southland.

Otago University

3rd Year Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Consumer Food Science

Jessica Sime, Otago.

Lincoln University

3rd Year Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Agriculture and Professional Accounting


Harris Moana, Waikato.

Lincoln University.

3rd year Bachelor of Agriculture Science major


Jeremy Kilgour, Canterbury.

Lincoln University

4th year Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours


Megan Ross, Northland

Massey University

4th year Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) majoring in Food Process Engineering.


Sophie Ridd, Manawatu

Massey University.

3rd year Bachelor of Agricultural Science.


Holly Broom, Southland.

Massey University

5th year Bachelor of Veterinary medicine.


Suzie Morrow, Central Otago.

Massey University

3rd year Bachelor of Animal Science major Genetics and Breeding.


This tour is made possible by the Passion2Profit (P2P) programme, a primary growth partnership between Deer Industry NZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries. For more details, go to -

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