Future Deer Farmers Experience 2022 | Issue 181

Sep 8, 2022

The NZDFA along with DINZ hosted 4 Ag ITO students from 08–12 August as part of a Future Deer Farmers Experience tour to show them the deer farming industry. The selected students were;

  • Joel Loxton from Mackenzie, studying for a Diploma in Farm Management Lincoln University
  • Katie McNeill, Taihape, Fairlight Foundation, Southland
  • Angus Gardner, Culverden, Smedley Station Hawke’s Bay
  • Olivia Anderson, Hokitika, High Country Farming Programme Otago Polytechnic, Cromwell.

The group visited and met with the following people, farms, processing companies and also tagged along to the NZDFA Next Generation 2022 conference in Turangi, Ohakune and Taihape, hosted by the Taihape Ruapehu branch NZDFA;

  • Alpine Deer NZ, Tauranga
  • Bay of Plenty branch NZDFA
  • CK Import Export, Te Awamutu
  • Silver Fern Farms, Rotorua Plant
  • Goudies Pamu, Reporoa
  • Pamu Aratiatia Deer Milking, Taupo
  • Waihi-Pukawa Station, Kuratau
  • Balquhidder farm, Taihape
  • Ruapehu Deer Stud, Taihape.

Thank you to the hosts above for having the group visit and for showing them our special industry.

The students with Adrian Delany, Operations Manager Alpine Deer looking at co-products.

The group with the team from PAMU Goudies Reporoa, Chris Smith (far left) Deer Manager and Tim Bowron (second from right) Farm Manager.

Aratiatia PAMU Deer Milking with Jason Halford (Business Manager) and Jo Trigg (Operations).

In front of Ruapehu and Tongariro the Future Deer Farmers Experience tour group 2022 (Left - Right) Katie McNeill, Olivia Anderson, Joel Loxton & Angus Gardner.

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