The number and value of game farms are rapidly increasing

The number of game farms is increasing.

This is according to valuation company The Valuator Group.

It ascribes the boom in game farming to a concomitant rise in the number of game auctions, a big increase in high priced hunting establishments catering for the affluent amateur hunter and a swing towards estate management and controlled breeding programmes.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Gavin Commins, Chief Executive of The Valuator Group.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Very high prices are being paid for disease free buffalo.

Gavin Commins, Chief Executive of The Valuator Group

Breeding has become a very big industry.

Gavin Commins, Chief Executive of The Valuator Group

Prices of game and lodges are increasing.

Gavin Commins, Chief Executive of The Valuator Group

15 years ago a lot of conventional farmers were battling. It’s a relatively easy change to game farming.

Gavin Commins, Chief Executive of The Valuator Group

Hunting keeps the industry going.

Gavin Commins, Chief Executive of The Valuator Group

Most hunting establishments conform to regulation.

Gavin Commins, Chief Executive of The Valuator Group

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