Deer Farming Resource Kit
Deer Facts are up-to-date sources of practical information for everyone involved in deer farm management. They are published to help NZ deer farmers run profitable, resilient and sustainable farming businesses as part of the Passion2Profit (P2P) strategy.
The first Deer Facts were published in September 2015. New and updated Deer Facts are published regularly and are being circulated to deer farmers and others involved in deer farm management on request. To subscribe to the print editions, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and occupation.
Each Deer Fact sheet has been checked for technical accuracy, but DINZ cannot take responsibility for decisions based on their content.
If in doubt, seek professional advice.
Quality assurance on your deer farm
Best practice pregnancy scanning
DEERSelect: the importance of genetic improvement
Setting your breeding objectives
Stag and hind replacements that will boost your bottom line
Exotic diseases: take the risk seriously
Fence pacing: costs and solutions
Farm Environmental Plans – the whys and hows of preparing them
Protecting waterways from wallow and feed pad run-off
Effective nutrient management on deer farms
Management for profit
A successful pregnancy: preventing foetal losses
Best practice management of pregnant hinds
Best practice mating management
Best practice weaning management
Growing weaners for the spring venison market
Setting reproduction targets
Drought feeding and management
Feeding hinds for maximum fawn growth
Feeding stags for optimal velvet production
Growing weaners faster with better autumn feeding
Working with the seasons to maximise deer profit
Deer Feeding Tables - How to calculate how much to feed