Keep the faith and retain hinds, deer farmers urged

Deer Industry News (73)With all the work that’s going on in the deer industry’s Passion2Profit (P2P) Primary Growth Partnership programme, deer farmers are asked to keep the faith and retain hinds, in the latest Deer Industry News (August/September 2015).

In an editorial from Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) board member Clive Jermy, he outlines the initiatives “never seen before in our industry” that are underway.

“I want you to be as excited about the future as I am,” says Jermy, noting that venison has been New Zealand’s most stable-priced meat export product of the past five years.

“We have a lot of positives going on and signals are good and currency issues appear to be reversing. Consider where the venison is going to come from to satisfy all this new activity. Please keep your hinds,” he pleads.

DINZ’ new venison marketing executive Marianne Wilson, is introduced in the issue. She has moved to DINZ from Fonterra, where she led innovation projects for the company’s successful foodservice business.Former venison manager Innes Moffat has moved on within DINZ to head up P2P programme.

The edition welcomes the arrival of Silver Fern Farms’ CEO Dean Hamilton onto the DINZ board, along with a report from the Red Meat Sector Conference and FarmIQ’s category win in the Wellington Gold Awards, along with the usual venison market report, news about velvet and other deer co-products and other on-farm news.

Deer Industry News 73 can be viewed at the DINZ website www.deernz.org/publications, or by clicking the image above.

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