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4 December 2020

The PGG Wrightson Livestock Report 4 Dec 2020

Listen now as The Country's Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson's National Velvet Manager, Tony Cochrane, to talk about New Zealand's livestock market.
Cochrane talks about how farmers are faring on the Banks Peninsula with changeable weather impacting crop growth. Mackay notes that most of the North Island has dodged a bullet with wet weather delaying summer droughts.
Mackay discusses the deer industry with the woes with venison meat being exported to the high end food industry. Cochrane agrees and adds that it's up to velvet to help with the market.
Mackay stresses that venison is a wonderful product and urges people to try it.
Cochrane highlights the specialized operation of velvet. Korea is our main export for this product and more of it is ending up in China which has driven the growth of the velvet market.

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