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Current Projects
In this section you can access details of all the research projects currently funded by DEEResearch. Click on the document icons to access the most recent progress report on each project. Click on the 'More Details' link to access previous progress reports and other information about each project.
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Productivity Gains

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  7.02 venison supply systems - AgResearch, Massey, Lincoln, Otago

This research programme will support growth in New Zealand’s venison industry via: 1. Better alignment of venison availability with market demand, and 2. Incrasing on farm productivity (currently low and static).
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  Deer Progeny Test - AgResearch

Project that identifies and records deer performance and production traits in progeny raised in different commercial herds from a selection of stags. Outputs will be breeding values available on DEERSelect that enable objective comparison between stags (and indeed breeds) in a terminal carcass evaluation system and a maternal (replacement) system.
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  Latest DEERSelect Sire Summaries (Apr 2015) - AgResearch

Summary lists of sire breeding values calculated from a single analysis of information from herds located around New Zealand. This analysis enables the genetic performance of the sires used in these herds to be compared on the same basis, after differences in environment have been removed. Sortable spreadsheet and sorted lists of sire summaries. Data as at 2 March 2015.
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Sustainable Production and the Environment

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  1.03 Methane Mitigation - PGgRC (consortium)

Research consortium including AgResearch, Meat and Wool NZ, Fonterra, Wrightson and DEEResearch investigating options to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from cattle, sheep and deer. The consortium has its own website: http://www.pggrc.co.nz . Access this site and follow the links to "news" (for annual reports) and "research" (for an outline of the research strategy)
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Deer Health and Welfare

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  4.02 Johne's Epidemiology - Massey (Glossop)

PhD study to determine the pattern of Johne’s Disease in farmed deer at national level in New Zealand, and identify strategies for deer farmers to minimise the negative financial impact of the disease.
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Productivity Gains

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