13 Jun 2014

Focus on Deer

From Country Life, 9:29 pm on 13 June 2014

This year's Deer Industry Annual Conference was held in Methven and had a theme of "Grass Roots - Green Shoots". Its aim was to stimulate 'green shoots' among the next generation of deer farmers by transferring knowledge of international markets and leading edge science, to a grass roots audience. Cosmo Kentish-Barnes attended the field day component at Mt Hutt Station, which was converted from sheep to deer by the Hood family, to find out about the state of the industry that only began in 1970, when the first deer farming license was issued.