Deer industry meeting in Wellington

Deer Industry Photo Award 2012 (Maree Hogg-MacDonald)The deer industry is meeting in Wellington today at its annual conference.

Spread out over three days and held at the Amora Hotel, meat industry speakers this afternoon include updates from venison marketers at Silver Fern Farms, Alliance, Firstlight Foods, Duncan & Co and Mountain River.

Tomorrow, perspectives, position and confidence in the NZ red meat sector over the next five years will be given Hamish Midgely, Rabobank’s national manager for food and agribusiness banking, while Ganesh Nana, chief executive and executive director of Business Economic Research Ltd (BERL) will focus on the outlook for the NZ economy.

On Saturday, a series of sessions will give updates on a range of topics, including science and policy, the Animal Health Board, the Deer Progeny Test and parasites among others.

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