NADeFA News

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...
02-16-2016
The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) announces that it has finalized the New Deer Farmer Seminar schedule for the 2016 NADeFA Conference in Tulsa, Okla. on March 16-19, 2016. The NADeFA New Deer Farmer’s Seminar, hosted by the Cervid Livestock Foundation, has been a highly acclaimed event for the annual conference and the program is specially formatted to provide important...