Issue 178 | June 2022

Jun 3, 2022

In this issue...

  • Parting Thoughts
    Departing chair John Somerville reflects on his 10 years on the NZ Deer Farmers'
    Association Executive Committee.

  • A message from new chair Justin Stevens
    Justin acknowledges those that have had a long standing involvement to the NZDFA - Richard Broughton, Tony Pearse and John Somerville.

  • Deer Industry 2022 Road Trip
    Four more dates left over the next two weeks for the Deer Industry 2022 Road Trip!
  • NZDFA Branch Chairs and AGM: The good, the bad and the covid
    Over 40 attendees gathered in Wellington over 24 and 25 May for the NZDFA’s Branch Chairs and the AGM that are usually associated with the May industry conference.

  • Summer for Cervena in Europe
    There’s plenty of Cervena™ venison for Belgian barbecues this summer, with Alliance doubling its exports for the launch of a brand-new range of chilled packaged cuts.

  • 2022 Next Generation Programme
    Based out of Ohakune, the winter playground of the North Island, on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 August, the 10th Next Generation Programme is shaping up to be a fantastic event.

  • 2022 Selection and Appointments Panel election results
    Results for 2 vacancies created by the retirement by rotation of current members and one extraordinary vacancy from a resignation.

  • 2022 MSD/Allflex Deer Industry Photographic Awards
    Announcement of the winners for the 2022 competition. 

  • Deer Farmers National Technical Workshop 2022
    DINZ and the South Canterbury North Otago branch of the NZDFA invites you to the National Technical Workshop to be held in Fairlie on Wed 3 August 2022.

  • NZDFA Items
    NZDFA bank account details | 2021/21 NZDFA Annual Report | NZDFA Contact Details

  • Noticeboard
    P2P programme - CINTA survey | Farmer Expertise sought for Master's Research | Pathways into Primary Industries (PIPI) programme | Deer Farm is looking for a Farm Manager | OSPRI is seeking an additional Director

  • Events
    Click here to see any events that are happening

Joke of the Month

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


Please note all events are subject to Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time of the event. Please follow instructions of host and/or venue

2022 Deer Industry Road Trips

We couldn't bring you to Wellington, so we're bringing the 2022 conference to you! Click here for details and to register >>

Winter Grazing Workshops - South Canterbury

Got winter crop? You need to have a wintering plan. We are here to help you, so come along and get your plan done on the day – quick, simple & painless. Click here for details and to register >> 

Green House Gas workshops - South Island

Deer Industry NZ via the Passion2Profit programme in association with the NZ Deer Farmers Association and B+LNZ invites farmers to come along to a facilitated GHG workshop to understand what this means for farmers and how to calculate your own farm GHG number. For more information and to register, click here >>

  • 17 June - Alexandra, Central Otago
  • 22 June - Mossburn, Southland
  • 23 June - Tapanui, Otago
  • 27 June - Waimate, South Canterbury
  • 28 June - Fairlie, Mackenzie
  • 28 June - Winton, Southland
  • 29 June - Methven, Canterbury
  • 5 July - Oamaru, North Otago

Southland Winter Barn Tour

The Southland Environment Advance Party invites farmers to a Southland Winter Barn Tour

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Come for the day, or pop along to specific properties!

  • 5 farms with indoor wintering.
  • A mix of purpose-built new sheds and converted farm buildings.
  • Wintering stags and hinds.
  • Establishment and wintering costs.
  • Benefits and challenges of wintering inside.
  • David Stevens (AgResearch) will also present on feed quality and costs during a free lunch.
  • There will also be a farmer dinner (at cost) that evening at the Ascot Park Hotel.

To register for all or part of the day and/or for more information, click here >>

RSVP is required by 7th June 2022. Upon registration you will be sent a detailed itinerary and directions.

2022 National Velvet & Hard Antler Competition

To see the most up-to-date events in the industry, click here >>
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