Puketira Deer is a 267 ha deer and sheep breeding and finishing farm situated on rolling limestone hills in a summer dry environment.
Our family have farmed in this district since 1870 and we have a strong focus on good stewardship of the land to ensure sustainability and succession for future generations. We are the fourth generation to farm here and hope that in the future it will continue to be farmed by our family.
Loosely translated from Maori “Puketira” means “hill with the outstanding view!” – we think that is a very apt description and also reflects our philosophy of looking for opportunities.
"Our philosophy is simple – allow the animals to be raised naturally in an open pasture environment while feeding them very well. Well fed deer are happy and healthy. They grow quickly, with no stress. And that produces a tender, quality product.”