PGG Wrightson Ltd has been involved in the New Zealand deer industry since the late seventies. Over this period the company has grown to become the world’s largest handler and marketer of frozen deer velvet.

The company has achieved its market leading position through our outstanding commitment to quality, both in terms of its grading and service to deer farmers and velvet buyers.



PGG Wrightson Velvet Services

PGG Wrightson's professional and progressive attitude to every aspect of our business is recognised by the deer industry, clients and velvet buyers. We are prepared to listen and try to meet your requirements courteously and promptly.

Join with us in marketing your velvet to world markets.

Velvet Season 2014-2015

Elk/Wapiti Velvet Grading Guidelines

Velvet Grading Guidelines

PGG Wrightson Sponsored Velvet Competitions

PGG Wrightson Velvet is proud to be a principle sponsor of the National Velvet Competition and is involved in many other velvet competitions held annually around New Zealand.

Top of the South Competition – Download Entry Form

2015 National Rising Stars Velvet and Antler Competition – Download the Results

2014 New Zealand National Velvet and Trophy Antler Competition – Download the Results

PGG Wrightson Velvet Depots

PGG Wrightson Velvet is New Zealand's largest handler of deer velvet and operates a network of 69 depots, located within the Rural Supplies Stores throughout New Zealand.

Velvet Procurement Responsibilities

  • To collect deer velvet from the farm gate of each producer in NZ who wishes to have their velvet collected.

  • Adhere to the DINZ standards for storage and transportation of deer velvet i.e. protect the image of our product!

  • Manage the relationship with velvet producers to ensure requirements are met at a satisfactory level for both.

  • To apply service level standards for both PGW Livestock staff, procurement agents and PGW Rural Supplies staff.

See our terms and conditions for supply.

National Velvet Administration Office
482B Springs Road, Prebbleton, Christchurch 7604, NEW ZEALAND
Phone: 64 3 344 3666     Fax: 64 3 349 0541     Freephone: 0800 4 835 838

National Velvet Manager
Tony Cochrane
Mobile: 64 275 918 438

National Velvet Administrator
Vaughan Sandford
Phone: 0800 4VELVET
(0800 4 835 838)

North Island Velvet Coordinator
Gordon Herrington
Mobile: 64 275 974 591