Seasonal daily energy requirements of mature deer per animal (MJ ME/day)

Seasonal daily energy requirements of mature deer per animal (MJ ME/day)

 

 

 Autumn    

 Winter

 Spring

 Summer

Stags

NZ Red (220kg)

19

35 

42

38 

Elk x Red (240-350kg)

25

47 

56 

51 

Elk/Wapiti (350-450kg)

34

62 

71

66

Fallow (90kg)

12

18 

20 

18 

Hinds 

Red (110kg) 

27 

26 

28

49* 

Elk x Red (140-160kg)

48 

46

50 

85* 

Elk/Wapiti (180-240kg)     

64

61

67

120*

Fallow (55kg)

10 

10 

 10

15* 

* Lactating female with fawn

This table assumes diets contain 14-16% crude protein as adequate for maintenance. Further examples of indicative quality for different feed types here.