NADeFA News

03-04-2016
Over the last eight years, the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) has sponsored the television show Deer & Wildlife Stories with Keith Warren. This has been a major investment for the NADEFA organization and its members. The investment has helped countless Americans become aware of the farmed cervid industry as well as the NADeFA organization. Over the years, this weekly half...
02-29-2016
Last week, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed that an elk killed near the town of Pruitt tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurological disease which effects cervids such as elk and whitetail deer.. Over the years, we’ve all seen the headlines and heard the rhetoric that CWD will wipe out entire populations of deer and elk. We’ve seen wildlife professionals resort...
02-26-2016
Saturday is the first day West Virginians can buy deer meat right from the shelves in West Virginia stores. Venison will be worth some big bucks as people have waited for it to be in stores for a long time. The first place to sell venison in the state is the Wild Ramp in Huntington. Anita and Mark Cobb have waited for this day for 15 years. "It's crazy the emotions we've had ever since the bill...
02-25-2016
NADeFA applauds the recent article by Douglas Imbrogno (Charleston Gazette Mail) on farm-raised venison showing up in West Virginia restaurants and retail stores. Opening up the venison market will be a significant boon for West Virginia agriculture and retailers, and it demonstrates that the Mountain State is leading the nation in developing a home-grown venison market. Others states should...
02-25-2016
Source: Mountain Times Two years ago, Ellen Martinsen was collecting mosquitoes at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, looking for malaria that might infect birds-when she discovered something strange: a DNA profile, from parasites in the mosquitoes, that she couldn't identify. By chance, she had discovered a malaria parasite, Plasmodium odocoilei-that infects white-tailed deer. It's the first-ever...