Story: Southland region

Deer farming

Deer farming

One of New Zealand’s first deer farms was established at Mossburn in northern Southland in 1972. A statue of a giant stag stands at the western edge of the township, where the main employer is a venison works.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Farming: 1950s to present day', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015