New Zealand is the world’s largest source of tender, delicious farmed venison – arguably the most nutritious and healthy meat on the market – as well as highly-prized ingredients for modern health foods and traditional Chinese medicines.
Our free-range deer are raised by farmers who are leaders in sustainable farm management and take pride in their high standards of animal welfare. Our processing facilities meet the exacting hygiene and quality standards of major markets and customers across the globe.
A highly valued natural health product. Deer antler velvet, along with ginseng, are two of the most prized ingredients in Oriental medicine. Their value as health food ingredients is being confirmed by a growing body of research.
Lean, nutritious, pasture-fed, delicious. Venison is arguably the most nutritious and healthy meat on the market.
Virtually every part of a processed deer has a market. Very little of the animal is wasted.
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Deer Industry New Zealand is responsible for promoting and assisting the development of the New Zealand deer industry.
Farming the dream
Excitement and passion for deer and their wonderful products are still the main reasons people farm deer today. Although NZ deer have now been bred on farms for many generations and are easy to handle, they retain the majesty of their wild ancestors.