Yes, the south island is in new zealand. Hearing the stags roar is quite an experience. I never had him scored but I tried to do it and it is about 343, give or take, 23 points, 14 on the right, 9 on the left. The left was damaged at some point early on but is still a good trophy.
Let me start off by saying I am not a farmer.
I am a deer hunter and I do own a tractor and have all of the equipment - but that does not make you a farmer any more than standing in the garage makes you a car - well, you get the picture!
Having said that - and with most of my ineptitude fairly well hidden - I do think that buckwheat is one of the most under rated cover crops out there.
I say cover crop because I see mixed results as it relates to the deer eating the plants.