Dear 'O' Deer: psychological predisposition of an industry
The deer industry struggles to shake off the perception of being a young industry with growing pains. Product price volatility contributes to banks, farm advisors and the media being wary of promoting this relatively small industry. The entrepreneurs who initially developed the industry are now retiring, exposing a lack of new and younger deer farmers. Encouragement of a new generation of low risk taking and successful farmers is needed to stabilize and grow the industries perception, as being an attractive and viable farming alternative.
Fields of Research140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation; 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development; 0702 Animal Production
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