Encompases all practices on farm, in shed, right through to transportation. Efficient deer handling, management and facility design is paramount in minimising stress on farm
The main aim of efficient deer handling and management is to handle deer without causing undue stress to the animals.
The welfare of deer is a top priority of the NZ deer industry. It is a key element in the pasture to plate concept.
The transportation of deer is a vital link in the overall “pasture to plate” concept.
Herd management encompasses not only the daily management decisions made on farm but also focus's on feeding, health, and forward planning to achieve productivity gains.
Consideration of the age of the deer you are handling will impact on management and handling techniques.
Well planned and properly constructed deer fencing has a huge impact on the efficiency of deer handling.