Deer Facts

Deer Facts

Deer Facts binder folderDeer Farming Resource Kit
Deer Facts
 are up-to-date sources of practical information for everyone involved in deer farm management. They are published to help NZ deer farmers run profitable, resilient and sustainable farming businesses as part of the Passion2Profit (P2P) strategy.

The first Deer Facts were published in September 2015. New and updated Deer Facts are published regularly and are being circulated to deer farmers and others involved in deer farm management on request. To subscribe to the print editions, email info@deernz.org with your postal address and occupation.

Each Deer Fact sheet has been checked for technical accuracy, but DINZ cannot take responsibility for decisions based on their content.
If in doubt, seek professional advice. 

Breeding
DEERSelect: the importance of genetic improvement
Best practice pregnancy scanning

Bio-security
Exoctic diseases: take the risk seriously

Environment
Protecting waterways from wallow and feed pad run-off

Handling
Staying safe: safe management of deer
Transport of deer in New Zealand

Health
Copper
Facial eczema
Fusobacteriosis
Internal parasites
Johne's disease
Leptospirosis
Ticks
Tuberculosis
Yersiniosis

Management for profit
Best practice weaning
Best practice mating management
Growing weaners for the spring venison market 
Best practice management of pregnant hinds

Nutrition
Drought feeding and supplements
Feeding hinds for maximum fawn growth
Feeding stags for optimal velvet production
Growing weaners faster with better autumn feeding



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This resource has been produced as part of the Passion2Profit programme, a Primary Growth Partnership cofunded by Deer Industry New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries.