Traceability systems for Australian farmed deer: Options paper
The Australian farmed deer industry does not currently mandate the use of animal identification (ID) or movement traceability. Deer are susceptible to foot and mouth...
Published: 19 Oct 2010
Author(s): B. I. Mackay
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Sustainability of the deer industry in Australia is dependent on having sufficient production to support existing and future markets. In order for this to happen the industry needs to expand through existing farmers diversifying into deer. For new investors to enter the industry some basic financial information needs to be available to allow comparisons between industries. A simple way of providing this information which can be used to make comparisons with other rural industries is through gross margin budgets.
By having user friendly deer industry gross margins available on the deer industry web site, users will be able to enter their own deer farming data in relation to property/herd size, costs and returns.