Posts tagged "Deer Industry New Zealand"

Methane targets will challenge sector – analyst

[03 June/Rural Life] Achieving proposed methane targets under the Government’s Zero Carbon Bill by 2050 will require changes to future farming practices, Rabobank’s Animal Protein and Sustainability Analyst Blake Holgate reports. Targets released by the Zero Carbon Bill were absolute reduction targets and would not be able to be offset through the planting of trees....

Spring peak in venison price expected

[27 February/Otago Daily Times] Deer farmers can expect to return to a normal pattern of seasonal demand this year, when venison schedule prices peak in spring. Dan Coup, Chief Executive of Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) reports that the spring premium rewarded farmers who were able to carry finishing deer through the winter for processing...

Deer velvet deal signed with South Korean corporation

[15 November/Radio New Zealand] South Korea’s largest pharmaceutical company, Yuhan Corporation, signed a deal to launch a range of New Zealand deer velvet products. Yuhan Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with Deer Industry New Zealand, and entered agreements with AgResearch and Alpine Deer Group. The pharmaceutical company plans to develop health food products and...

Farmer groups looking at more biosecurity influence

 [26 October/Stuff] Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) along with DairyNZ and Deer Industry New Zealand will meet with farmers to discuss signing the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response Deed (GIA). The GIA would give the sector more responsibility in biosecurity, led by the Government. B+LNZ chief executive Sam McIvor said the...

Venison approaches record prices as US appetite grows

[18 August/Stuff: NZ Farmer] New Zealand venison prices are approaching record levels on the back of continuing demand from the North American market. Prices are up 17% on last year at more than $9 per kilo, with Deer Industry New Zealand Passion to Profit PGP manager, Innes Moffat, noting that the farmers are benefiting from...

Confident deer farmers rebuild

 [25 July/ Farmers Weekly] Deer Industry New Zealand Passion 2 Profit Manager, Innes Moffatt said good prices, strong demand and low stock resulted in solid and sustainable markets and returns in the venison and velvet sectors. Mr Moffatt added that hind slaughter decreasing 25 percent in the first six months of the year was a...

Farm venison prices highest in four years

 [23 February/ Deer Industry NZ Media Release] Deer Industry New Zealand Chief Executive, Dan Coup said venison prices were the highest they have been in four years, peaking at $8.63 per kilogram in 2015. Mr Coup said the average stag venison price has increased by 16 percent from $6.30 per kilogram last year to $7.28...

Science close to unlocking velvet’s secret

[24 August/ Deer Industry New Zealand Media Release] New Zealand and South Korean scientists believe they will soon be able to identify compounds that give deer antler velvet its immune boosting properties. If successful, it will allow velvet extracts to be sold with the measurements of the active ingredients they contain. Deer Industry New Zealand...

New uses for lower value venison products

[23 July/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Venison exporters are attempting to boost the rising deer industry by finding markets for undervalued products. Deer Industry New Zealand Venison Manager, Innes Moffat said the industry looked at the United States for pointers on how to achieve extra value from cuts such as ribs, brisket and edible offal....

Advance Parties gaining traction

[5 July/ Rural News] Deer Industry New Zealand have experienced an increase in the number of farmers wanting to participate in its Advance Party concept. The concept is designed to allow farmers to encourage and support each other in adopting management practices that help make farms more profitable. Advance Party Co-ordinator, Amy Wills said many...

Silver Fern Farms chief executive appointed to deer board

[2 July/ Deer Industry New Zealand Media Release] Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive, Dean Hamilton has been appointed to the Deer Industry New Zealand board for a three year term, replacing Dr Andrew West as the board’s venison processor-appointee. Deer Industry New Zealand Chairman, Andy Macfarlane said to have a leader of Mr Hamilton’s calibre...