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Regional Workshops

Agronomy and AP Members Projects

The Next Gen AP have been doing some interesting trials over the last two years and will share their results.

When: 30 Oct 2018, 12.00pm start
Where: Bruce & Jenny Paterson 410 Lower Scotts Gap Road, Otautau

12.00pm BBQ lunch.
12.30pm Bruce Paterson to introduce farm - a commercial venison and velvet operation with a strong focus on velvet with exceptional production.
1.00pm Keynote speaker –  Brian Young, PGG Wrightson agronomist “Why the 15T crop ends up a 9T crop.”
2.00pm Farm Tour.
3.30pm AP project presentations:

  • Fawn wastage identified with technology – Matt Canton
  • Fawn deaths from acute Copper deficiency  – Bruce Paterson
  • The significance of regrowth – Josh Gill
  • Does Injectable B12 in deer have a benefit – Alan Clarke
  • Managing extended rutting behaviour of stags  – Nathan Coburn
  • Transforming a Wapiti mating problem  – Tom Wylie
  • Dramatic response in weaner winter growth with Copper  – Aaron Nind
  • The effect on growth of mob social structure  - Troy Griffith

For more information phone facilitator Dave Lawrence on 03 236 4117 or

Regional Workshop details

Southland Next Generation Advance Party
30 Oct 2018
Bruce & Jenny Paterson 410 Lower Scotts Gap Road, Otautau