Issue 175 | March 2022

Mar 4, 2022

In this issue...

  • Executive Committee report
    Member Mark McCoard reflects on good February rains for most regions, the positive lift in the venison schedule and the He Waka Eke Noa consultation process. 
  • No Industry Conference in Wellington for 2022
    Following discussions with DINZ, the NZDFA Executive Committee has agreed that this year's industry conference, originally scheduled for 10 and 11 May in Wellington, will be cancelled.
  • REMINDER: Industry positions nominations 2022
    Nominations close for industry positions for the NZDFA and DINZ Board close on Friday 15th March. 
  • NZDFA letter to all deer farmers regarding HWEN
    Read the letter the NZDFA sent to all known deer farmers regarding He Waka Eke Noa on Friday 18 February.
  • He Waka Eke Noa webinar: what it means for deer farmers
    View the webinar hosted by DINZ on Tuesday 1 March which covers an overview of the proposals, some real farm examples, DINZ’s position on the options, and a Q&A session.
  • Going back to nature
    New Zealand venison tomahawk steaks and breakfast sausages have been flying out of US meat company Force of Nature’s virtual door, since their launch last November.
  • Deer farming practice changes survey – March 2022
    DINZ has commissioned a survey of deer farmers to record current attitudes to different farming practices and sources of information.
  • Invermay weaning report 2022
    AgResearch's Jamie Ward gives an update on weaning at Invermay this week. 
  • Noticeboard
    Important reminders for velvetters | Natural Knowledge information leaflet | Calling for volunteer deer farms | ‘Know Your Number’ GHG Workshop - Central Hawkes Bay | Summary result of 2021 Survey of Rural Decision Makers
  • Events
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Joke of the Month

Cartoon by Murray Matuschka. Drawn for 2004 Deer Industry Conference held in Wairakei 


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