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: 1 Sep 2001
Author(s): Tuckwell, Chris
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The RIRDC Deer Industry Development program undertaken from 1997/98 to 1999/00 focussed on issues for the development and expansion of the Australian Deer industry. In particular the Deer Industry Development Manager appointed by the project worked to consolidate industry infrastructure, strengthen supply systems and implement a Quality Assurance program.
This project was a logical second step in assisting the industry’s development and expansion by encouraging the adoption of programs, like the industry Quality Assurance program, that will give confidence of product quality, product safety and appropriate consideration of animal welfare to its clients.