Velvet antler is defined as growing antler which contains an abundant blood and nerve supply and which has a fully intact skin with a covering of soft fine hair.
National Velvetting Standards Body (NVSB)
Information on the National Velvetting Standards Body (NVSB) including the new velvet hygiene standards
This information highlights management factors important in preserving animal welfare and optimum velvet antler returns for producers.
Shed examples for new standards
Photos showing sheds at differing stages with captions on the new standards along with some examples of thermometers.
Approved maintenance compounds
Approved Maintenance Compounds from the MPI website
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Handling weaners and stags
Consideration of the age of the deer you are handling will impact on management and handling techniques.
Planning and financial management
The profitability of deer farming varies greatly from farm to farm, even between farms operating similar stocking policies in the same district. Lower profitability is usually the end result of lower productivity.