The BBC looks at the venison market
Many people see wild deer as an attractive addition to the countryside. But, with numbers at their highest for centuries it is generally accepted that they need to be culled.
This is mainly to prevent crop damage, but with hundreds of thousands of animals involved it is also providing a large amount of venison.
And in Essex a project has been launched to ensure none of it goes to waste.
Tim Muffett reports.
19 Dec 2011
- From the section UK