DOC targets deer numbers

Having successfully initiated a cull of tahr, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has now turned her sights on deer.

DINZ tightens belt on expenditure

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) is trimming its budget as it prepares to manage activities in the new reality post covid-19.

Need for diverse market options

Exporters are reluctant to preempt spring venison schedules as covid-19 reinfection continues to weigh on market direction and demand.

Better times coming for deer

Times are challenging in the deer industry amid the biggest global economic impact since World War II but deer farmers can be confident better times are emerging, Deer Industry New Zealand chief executive Inness Moffat says.

Weaner deer prices fall

Difficult summer and autumn weather combined with the uncertainty bedevilling the venison trade amid covid-19 created the perfect storm for deer farmers.

China reopens for venison

China has reopened for New Zealand venison exports following its clampdown on illegal sales of wild animal meat.

Deer industry wary on reforms

The deer industry remains cautious of the Government’s latest freshwater policy decisions given there is little expertise outside of the deer industry about to how minimise the impacts of deer on the environment.

Deer sector ready for challenges

After several seasons of strong export returns New Zealand’s venison farmers are well positioned to overcome the severe trade disruptions of covid-19, Rabobank animal proteins analyst Blake Holgate says.