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As with other grass-fed meats, the highest-quality venison comes from New Zealand, where the temperate climate allows deer to be raised out on pastures, eating live and growing grasses all year round. Chris and Robynne O’Connell farm deer on the southernmost coast of the South Island of New Zealand. “They’re free-moving stock,” Robynne says, “which is suitable for our rolling hills.”Chris Robynne O Connell Chris adds, “They’re good, fit stock. We try to farm so our animals are healthy, happy and stress-free. It makes for better meat.”

Why choose grass-fed venison?

New Zealand venison is grass-fed and humanely raised on clean, open free-range ranches by family farmers who take pride in producing the finest venison in the world. NZ venison is a nutritional powerhouse. It is high in protein and low in fat and calories. No steroids, no hormones, 80% less fat than beef, lower fat, calories and cholesterol than skinless chicken, and high in protein.

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