We have been expertly developing our breeding programme over the last five decades. World-leading genetics and best in class animal husbandry ensures our consistent herd performance.
The key sires used within our breeding programme are featured here. You will note we focus on four types of Red Deer, that each contribute their own specific performance strengths, traits and bloodlines.
Progeny of these stags is available annually by public auction or private treaty. +view
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Eastern Deer are bred specifically for venison, velvet and antler production. Our Eastern stud contains incredible depth with over 35 years of selective breeding in New Zealand.
The key Eastern Red Deer attributes we look for are:
Our European Red Deer are bred specifically for venison productions, while some can be used for both Terminal and Maternal breeding programmes depending on particular blood lines and objectives.
The key European Red Deer attributes we look for are:
Maternal Red Deer are breed specifically as replacement hinds. Maternal sires are a great solution to introduce to a European herd in order to stabilize via the hardier traits and/or body size of English and German bloodlines:
The key Maternal Red Deer attributes we look for are:
Woburn English Red Deer reflect 100’s of years of managed breeding. Most likely the longest standing breeding programme of Red Deer in the world.
The key Woburn attributes we look for are similar to our maternal traits, but the Pure English bloodline is the key point of difference. Especially of note is the superior velvet and antler production, and the records achieved for these traits within the Woburn bloodline.
The key Woburn Red Deer attributes we look for are: