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Velvet removal

The following information highlights management factors important in preserving animal welfare and optimum velvet antler returns for producers.

The removal of velvet without veterinary supervision or anaesthesia is a contravention of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and is accordingly a prosecutable criminal offence.

For information about becoming a NVSB-certified farmer velvetter, refer to the Deer Fact sheet, 'Velvet antler removal' here >>

Veterinary supervision
Market access
Mustering and yarding of stags
Drafting and presenting stags for velvet removal
Velvet removal process
Releasing stags
Velvet handling
Velvet identification
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