Deer

Deer

For information on deer including genetics, more about the national genetics database DEERSelect, biology, deer health, reproduction, transporting deer and more.

Velvet antler is 'the deer antler during its phase of rapid growth', and it gets the name ‘velvet‘ because of its velvet-like covering of hair.

It is important that farmers understand normal behaviour in their deer in order to manage this unique animal (in a farmed sense).

Genetics is one of the fundamental drivers of improving industry productivity. The industry is well served by a variety of commercial stud breeders and artificial breeding companies.

Maintaining good deer health is crucial to maximising production gains in your herd.

Reproductive productivity of the breeding herd is central to productivity to deer farming in New Zealand.