Deer Farming

Whitetail Deer

History While whitetail deer farming as a commercial venture has a relatively short history, records of whitetail deer farming have been found in the United States dating back to the turn of the century. At that time, whitetail deer populations were dangerously low due to mass habitat devastation and widespread […]

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Wapiti (Elk)

History Documentation of domesticated elk in North America dates back to the mid-1800’s, with Oregon and Montana recording specifics of those who bred and raised elk behind fence. These writings include information on the farmers, the husbandry and the source of these elk. Many of the elk farmed between 1892 […]

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Sika Deer

History Sika deer were initially found in southern Siberia and the Japanese island of Hokkaido in the north along both mainland and island chains to southwestern China and Taiwan. They were located by western zoologists in the middle of the 19th century, when they found many (more than 70) subspecies, […]

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Red Deer

History The origin of the red deer can be traced to western China where four different sub-species developed. The French, Persians and Romans practiced deer husbandry as early as the first century B.C., and France and England documented the mushrooming of the red deer population during that time period. Farming […]

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General Information About Deer Farming

Starting a deer farm or ranch requires energy, innovation and much time spent in research. Once you have considered your options and decided what is right for you, visit established operations and talk to other deer owners who are raising the type of deer you are interested in. This first […]

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Fallow Deer

History Fallow deer are on of the popular exotic species raised in North America. Their domesticated history extends back to the 9th century B.C., when the Phoenicians domesticated them for quality venison. For centuries, the Europeans raised them for food, and today fallow deer continue to yield fine table venison. […]

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Deer Farming 101

Deer farming is quickly becoming an industry that is worth turning your attention to. Not sure where to start? Look no further. This brochure will enlighten you with information and resources about beginning a deer farm!  

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Cervid Farming Economic Impact

This is a report that was produced by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center of Texas A&M University. Click on the link below to view the report. Economic Impact of the United States Cervid Farming Industry (2007)

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Axis Deer

Axis Deer History The axis deer can be traced to the foothills of the Indian Himalayas and island of Sri Lanka ( Ceylon). Their original habitat was open country at lower elevations in forested regions. They have been introduced onto other continents and are a favorite of zoological gardens around […]

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