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 Aug 2001
Author(s): Revell, Dean, Dr, Tow, Philip, Dr
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This publication reports on studies conducted over two seasons that compared a range of feed supplements provided to fallow deer for the first 10-12 weeks post-weaning, and monitored the performance of the deer when they were turned onto high-quality annual medic and perennial lucerne during late winter and spring. Management strategies to increase the proportion of weaners that reach marketable weights by early summer are discussed.