Tools to assist you on farm, including farm management, business, employment and environmental information.

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. The Deer Growth Curves provide predictions of growth to hit liveweight targets for young deer. Printed posters are available, as well as on-line calculators.

Predict conception rates of R2 hinds based on body weight, and plot weights against targets.

A guide to calculating the proportion of hinds required to be mated to maternal sires to breed replacement females and the proportion that could be mated to higher growth rate sires to increase venison production.  Sires with EBVs for 12 month weight, or 'Early Kill' index can be viewed on the

A control plan for parasites in weaner deer. What products to use, in what combinations and when to use them to ensure best results are achieved.

Benchmarks of good performance derived from AgResearch deer data. Templates to help analyse specific aspects of farm performance. Recording sheets are available for: Velvet, Finishing, Reproduction, and Replacement Hinds.

Nutrition requirements vary widely according to body weight.  The different genotypes of deer in New Zealand mean a large difference in feed requirements.

If you are a sonographer seeking clean and annotated images of foetuses throughout gestation with commentary,

Farm budget and performance indicator

Information and tools to assist with on farm environmental planning and management.

A set of tools and useful information to assist deer producers looking to contract the supply of weaner deer

Body Condition Scoring can be used to asses the condition of your deer and is an important management tool.

There are several useful tools for measuring and managing feed for deer. 
Is it better value to feed peas or silage?
What's the cents per mj/me of oats?

A complete farm management calendar, including information on health, reproduction, management and feeding trigger points throughout the year.