New Environmental Stewardship Manager appointment | Issue 173

Dec 3, 2021

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Elmes as the new Environmental Stewardship Manager.

Sara will work with deer farmers, NZDFA and the DINZ Manager - Farm Performance to help ensure that deer farming remains a profitable, sustainable land use operating within accepted environmental constraints. Areas of focus are primarily management of freshwater quality, indigenous biodiversity, soil health, biological greenhouse gas emissions and climate change adaptation.

Sara has a Masters in Animal Science (genetics) from Massey University and has previously worked with Dr Geoff Asher and Jamie Ward at AgResearch, Invermay on deer genetics.

Sara also has connections with many deer farmers through her current position at Ballance Agri-Nutrients and regularly attends deer industry conferences and activities in her region.

DINZ welcomes Sara to the new role and is confident that, with her deep understanding of deer farming and deer farmers together with her science background and strength and expertise in environmental management, she will provide a clear and practical voice for deer farmers to be able to operate profitably while effectively managing their environmental footprint.
Sara will commence the role on 17 December 2021.


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