Deer Facts

Deer Facts

Deer Facts binder folderDeer 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 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. 

Deer Facts Index

Best Practice
Quality assurance on your deer farm
Minimising stress in breeding and venison herds

Best practice mating management
Best practice pregnancy scanning
DEERSelect: the importance of genetic improvement
Setting your breeding objectives
Stag and hind replacements that will boost your bottom line
The CARLA breeding value: Using genes to combat internal parasites

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
Intensive winter feeding - Minimising the environmental risk
Make your native bush sing
Trees for deer farms

Staying safe: safe management of deer
Transport of deer in New Zealand
Preparing deer for transport
Effective deer handling

Facial eczema

Internal parasites
Johne's disease
Deer health planning: for welfare and profit
The CARLA breeding value: Using genes to combat internal parasites

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
Fodder crops for winter feed

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
Intensive winter feeding - Minimising the environmental risk



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This resource has been produced as part of the Passion2Profit programme, a Primary Growth Partnership co-funded by Deer Industry New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries.