OPINION: As pointed out in this column a while back, a new special agricultural trade envoy (SATE) has now been appointed…
Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) chief executive Dan Coup is moving on from the role after six years to become chief executive of the QEII National Trust from October 7.
Farmed deer numbers, including breeding hinds and fawns, increased in 2018, says Statistics New Zealand.
Venison is hitting a ‘sweet spot’ of better prices, wider markets and reduced seasonality in prices, claims the industry.
The deer industry hopes its good prices will stem the decline of the national deer herd and even cause a slight increase, Deer Industry NZ chief executive Dan Coup says.
Deer farmers are enjoying the best venison prices in four years with the schedule up 11% at the spring peak on the year before.