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Deer Farming Continued

Deer industry is represented by Deer Indsutry New Zealand. It provides useful information on production and environmental management. Other industries such as Irrigation New Zealand also provide useful information and support on irrigation matters to deer farmers with irrigation.

What can you do to NZ’s economy?

Your focus

Apart from choosing deer farming as a lifestyle farm profitability and environmental management should be the key factors to sustain deer production and New Zealand economy. To maintain or improve profitability, performance of deer, pasture and soil is crucial for which nutrients, water, and soil conditioners (e.g.lime) are key components. Long-term profitability also improves with energy efficient practices. Water and land have to be managed to avoid or minimise any damage.

Therefore as a a deer farmer your main focus should be efficient, effective and proactive management of

  • Profitability
  • Nutrients
  • Soil/river banks & beds
  • Water
  • Stock
  • Pasture/feed and
  • Energy