Issue 194 | November 2023

Nov 3, 2023

Issue 194 | November 2023

Executive Committee Update

Update from Executive Committee Chair Justin Stevens

Branch Chairs Profile: Ian Bristow

Continuing our series profiling local NZDFA Branch Chairs, Ian Bristow of the Kaipara Branch tells us how he got into deer farming.

What’s been happening around the country?

Producer Manager Lindsay Fung’s update - Obituary for Sir Tim Wallis, events that have taken place around the country

Winter Shed - South Canterbury style

Report on the Rural Professionals workshop for ECan held in Geraldine and Peel Forest Estate.

2023/24 Velvet & HA Competitions

Organised by local DFA branches, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes so please support these events. The competitions are sure to be great events and the perfect opportunity to catch up with those you've not seen in awhile.

2023/24 Stag and Wapiti Bull Sales

A list of stag and wapiti bull sales across the country in December and January. 

VelTrak password issues

Having trouble logging into VelTrak to approve your VSD? Being advised you have the wrong or incorrect user name or password?


- Received a paper subscription invoice? You've likely paid into a closed account
- New DINZ team member - Luka Jansen
- Veltrak tag allocations to farms
- MetService Outlook November 2023
- Production feature: Drought feeding and management DeerFact
- Joke of the Month


- SCNO 2023 Velvet & Hard Antler Competition, 24 November Timaru
- 2023 North Island Velvet Competition, Awards Night 25 November, Fielding
- Environmental Award field day - Glen Dene, 1 December, Wanaka
- 2023/24 Stag, Hind and Wapiti Bull Sales
- 2023 41st National Velvet & Trophy Antler Competition, Awards Night 8 December 2023, Invercargill
- 2024 CK Import Export Rising Stars, 9 March 2024, Te Awamutu

If you or your NZDFA branch have recently held any deer farming events or have a story that you'd like to share, please feel free to contact DFA Stagline with details and we will aim to publish them in the next issue.
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