Story: Deer and deer farming

Feral deer carcasses, 1969

Feral deer carcasses, 1969

The first registered deer slaughterhouses, such as this one near Queenstown, were established to process wild deer and prepare venison cuts for export.

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - Venison production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008