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Dr Gavin Sheath, Consultant, Hamilton - Deer Industry New Zealand

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Adoption Rates for VelvetersHighuptakeBase = Velveters (222)


Key reasons for making significant changes in farmingpractices or adopting a new technologyBase = All respondents (600)


Factors which would help producers to make changes if therewas increased productivity and profitability to be gainedBase = All respondents (600)


Ways in which producers keep their farming knowledge andskills up to dateBase = All respondents (600)


Influencers of changeBase = All respondents (600)Not at allinfluencedVeryinfluenced


Conclusions


Practice Change in the <strong>Deer</strong> <strong>Industry</strong>• Should the emphasis of the Productivity Improvement initiatives be placed on thosefarmers that want to change or the deer industry as a whole?• How can we influence the Early Adopter group to change, and will others follow?• What input and support is required to provide sufficient information and confidencefor farmers to change?• Are there activities in other industries outside the deer industry that couldcomplement the Practice Changes that the deer <strong>Industry</strong> needs to implement? Andwhat are they?

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