PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
Farmed deer numbers, including breeding hinds and fawns, increased in 2018, says Statistics New Zealand.
When 300mm of rain fell in four hours and blew out a year’s worth of environmental mitigation work, Steve Borland admits “it just about broke me”.
Prospects for the velvet market during the 2018-19 season are expected to be reasonably stable, says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ).
Pāmu’s (formerly Landcorp) deer milk is on the awards stage again the announcement that it is a finalist in two categories in this year’s New Zealand Food Awards.
Deer farmers wanting fewer late-fawning hinds can now buy sires and hinds with breeding values (BVs) for earlier fawning.
“I can absolutely see this going global,” says consultant executive chef Geoff Scott, of the deer milk now being pioneered in NZ.