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Handling

The main aim of efficient deer handling and management is to handle deer without causing undue stress to the animals.

Tony Cochrane My heads better than yours

Handling deer overview

Great stockmanship of deer is the most important aspect of good deer management.

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21.Grant Charteris Hens party

Fencing

Well planned and properly constructed deer fencing has a huge impact on the efficiency of deer handling.

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81.Trevor Brown Stag 4

Handling weaners and stags

Consideration of the age of the deer you are handling will impact on management and handling techniques.

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58.Sandra Stevens Spiker keeping a eye out

Management

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.

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Pauline Pattullo Almost two of a kind

Managing stress risk

Pointers for managing stress at key management times including whilst mustering, in the yards and working in the shed.

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Mustering

Useful tips to ensure smooth mustering of your stock.

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Property and paddock layout

Property layout and paddock design is important to consider if looking at replacing fences or simply developing your farm further, as both can assist with the management of your deer.

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Restraint and weighing systems

An example of the different types of restraint and weighing systems available for efficient deer handling and management.

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Scott Higgins Posing up

Handling Wapiti

The basics of good deer handling apply to all species of deer, however some breeds do have specific idiosyncrasies that require modifications to the general handling rules.

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Shed design

The shed and yarding system on a deer farm must be designed and constructed to provide a safe and practical work environment for both animals and the operator.

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