Story: Farming in the economy

Deer farming

Deer farming

The decline in wool and sheep-meat prices in the mid-1980s forced farmers to diversify. Deer farming was one option for stock farmers. Deer are now farmed for meat, velvet and for trophy hunting. These red-deer stags have spectacular antlers.

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - A sunset industry? 1984 to the present', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17644/deer-farming (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008