NZ venison ‘facing perfect storm’

Despite currently facing the perfect storm, the deer industry is confident New Zealand farm-raised venison has a long-term future.

Deer velvet demand grows in Asia

New Zealand deer velvet is selling amidst global uncertainty as Korean product companies meet new consumer demands with NZ velvet.

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.