Herd management

Herd management

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 Calendar includes key reminders at crucial times (trigger points) throughout the year for health, feeding and management related activities.

Weaning is the physical separation of calves from the hinds so that the calves are no longer dependent on their mothers for food (milk) and security.