Kōrero: Deer and deer farming

Fallow deer stags

Fallow deer stags

Fallow deer stags’ distinctively shaped antlers produce velvet, but this breed is farmed for its meat rather than velvet. The animals are smaller than red deer, so a larger number can be supported per hectare.

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Photograph by Diane Bristow

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - The beginnings of deer farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15809/fallow-deer-stags (accessed 24 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Ken Drew, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008