Story: Poultry industry

Pheasant (5th of 5)


Introduced in the mid-19th century, pheasants flourished in the wild. With their bright plumage and tasty meat they soon became one of New Zealand’s most popular game birds. They are reared on game farms, mainly in the North Island.

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - Poultry meat farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008