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North Island deer industry Tech Expo | Issue 166

Jul 2, 2021

The North Island Deer Tech Expo is taking place at Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July 2021. This years theme is ‘Adding value’, the event will feature new technologies and ideas intended to add value to deer farm businesses.

The event is open to all deer farmers and rural professionals and includes exhibitor presentations and farmer facilitated workshops. There will also be plenty of opportunity to catch up, at the dinner to be held on the evening of the first day. Please note that catering is not included and will need to be pre-ordered.

Confirmed exhibitors include:



Landcare Trust


Melior Genetics Ltd


Field Air Drone Technologies


DINZ – Science Co-Innovation


Wilkins Farming

First Light Foods

Deer Industry NZ - Deer Select


Silver Fern Farms

Massey University

Smart Shepherd - GPS collars

Tree Guards NZ

Dart Systems NZ



DINZ – Environment

Allflex NZ

Farm Forestry Association

Cloud Farmer

Horizons Regional Council

John Turkington Forestry


There will be short talks from exhibitors throughout the event with the farmer workshops running during the afternoon of the first day 30 June and morning of the second day 01 July. Farmers will discuss selected topics, share ideas, and report on what has or has not worked for them in the workshops. Each session will be facilitated.

Workshop sessions and topics from*:

  • Sustainable genetics for venison production
  • Efficient feeding for deer growth
  • Sustainable business and strategic planning
  • Sustainable velvet genetics
  • Farm environment planning and Deer Industry Environment Groups
  • Livestock classes integration
  • Animal Health Planning
  • Feeding velvet stags

*Topics will run dependent on attendee and registration numbers.

Farmers are asked to choose their preferred workshop topics when registering. You will be able to attend four of the topics on offer. Catering must be pre-booked and can be selected in the registration process.

To register and to see more information << click here >> for more information, contact paniaflint@gmail.com or tel 027 718 1076.

The North Island Tech Expo has been produced as part of the Passion2Profit programme, a Primary Growth Partnership co-funded by Deer Industry New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries.


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