Unleash the genetic potential of your deer by giving them the feed they need. Do you have enough silage to get your hinds through the winter? Is there enough saved pasture for your stags after button drop? How much feed do you need to get young stags to target slaughter weights in spring? These tools will help plan your feed programme, monitor growth and compare costs and answer these questions.
Venison growth curves
Many deer farmers find it helpful to set targets for the growth rate of their finishing animals and replacement hinds. Monitoring growth rates against these targets lets them know if they are on track, or if a change is needed in the management of the animals.
Replacement hind growth curves
Use paper chart or online calculator for managing feed requirements to get your R2 hinds through to target weights and ensure good reproductive performance in first fawners. Adjustable for mature hind weight.
Deer stock unit calculator
Make sure you are matching feed supply with demand by working out actual deer stock units in your herd.
Feed cost comparer
If you are considering offering supplements over this dry summer and want to know what going to give you the best bang for your buck then use the Feed Cost Comparer.
Feed intake calculator
Calculate total feed requirements for the hind or hind/fawn pair to meet liveweight targets. Requirements of growing weaners can also be calculated. This can be downloaded onto a phone to be used offline.
Simple guidelines to measure feed availability in crops.
Deer feed management
Feed Allocation calculator to use on the go - download this to your mobile phone and use it in the paddock. Calculate feed requirements for your hinds and weaners.
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Feeding sources can be broken into crops, pasture based systems, or supplementary feed systems.
When, what and how much should I feed to assist with conception rates and weight gain? Find out more in this section.