NADeFA News

04-29-2016
Three men, including two from Mississippi, have been accused of importing white-tailed deer into Mississippi in a federal indictment that was unsealed this week. According to US Attorney Gregory K. Davis of the Southern District of Mississippi, Coleman Virgil Slade, 70, of Purvis, Don Durrett, 72, of Aspermont, Texas, and Dewayne Slade, 44, of Purvis, have been charged with various violations of...
04-20-2016
The House Appropriations Committee voted to pass the House Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies Appropriations Act out of committee.  The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation's leading voice for the cervid industry, applauds this legislation and appreciates the commitment to cervid health the Committee has shown in this bill.  The bill includes $3.5 million for...
04-19-2016
On April 25, 2016, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services will raise the optical density (OD) cut-off value for a positive test. The Dual Path Platform serological test for bovine tuberculosis in reindeer will be raised from the current level of 200 to 500 for a positive test result. The current OD cut-off values for all other species will remain unchanged (i.e.,...
04-13-2016
In his article “Disease Killing Deer, Hurting Economy,” Cody Sanders wrote: “If CWD spreads far and wide in Missouri, deer hunting as we know it will cease to exist, and rural Missouri economies will lose the significant financial benefit hunters bring to their cities and towns.” Regretfully, this statement is irresponsible rhetoric. Where has CWD ever caused significant loss to rural economies...
03-31-2016
The number of free-ranging Michigan deer having tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) is now seven, after DNR confirmation of two more from the Lansing area. One of the newly confirmed CWD-positive deer is a nine-month-old male from Ingham County's Meridian Township, the other a nearly three-year-old female from Clinton County's Watertown Township. The seven-deer total is from nearly...