Northbank Station, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
Adam and Sharon Waite manage Northbank Station, which is a family-owned farm of 1600 acres. The farm has about 100 paddocks on which the deer roam and graze. The deer are grass fed and supplemented with sileage and barley grown on the farm during the winter months. Last year, 5000 animals were farmed for the Cervena label.
Northbank is beautifully laid out with shelter and fresh clean water available in each paddock. We feed our deer clean young grass and have initiated a ‘center lane system' for moving our herds from one paddock to another to graze, eliminating the stress factor that can be associated with that.
Our farm is serviced by an irrigation system that draws water from the nearby Rakaia River, ensuring our animals new grass even during times of drought.
We enjoy the reward of deer farming and the challenge of raising a new herd of animals to the high Mountain River Venison standards each and every season. We're proud to say that our venison is a lean, clean product based on principles of sustainable farming.