Starting a Deer Farm

Starting a deer farm needs a lot of everything. Like a lot of energy, a lot of modernization and of course, a lot of time.

When you are determined to open such farm, go to an established deer farm and ask the owner about anything that can help you.

This initial step will actually save your time and will facilitate you in starting off the correct track.

Know the Rules

Know what regional and local agencies that regulate breeding, ownership, transportation as well as sales of the deer that you are interested in. Several provinces and states do not permit private ownership while others require a fee or a license in order for your permit to maintain. Check with the Department of Agriculture in your province or state and also in your town for local ordinances and regulations that may apply to your deer farm.

Farm Layout

Thorough farming is very important to have a successful operation. You can design your own pens, range, plots, foods, handling facilities and breeding areas beforehand. It is ideal to include plans for possible expansion in the future as well. On one key acre of land, you might have room for 2 to 3 adults of whitetail deer, 4 to 7 adult red deer, 7 to 10 adult follow, 1 to 2 elk and 7 to 8 axis. But keeping the quantity of animals for each acre to the least will lessen stress on your deer. You might find it will be productive in the end to scatter out your animals to maintain the densities of the plants that will keep the pasture healthy. In creating the farm, it is a vital factor to have a reliable and steady clean water source. Clean water is important to every deer’s diet. Also, it is necessary to utilize the physically occurring travel paths as well as special use locations. These routes can facilitate in creating a general plan with regards to the movement runways of the stock, fawning areas, breeding paddock and the essentially located handling facility.

Nutrition

Vitamins, minerals, protein and energy are essential to the diet of the deer. Just like other traditional livestock, any breeder must take into account the soil tests and the dietary value of the deer. With regards to energy and protein, the owner must add-on feed particularly if the pasture is no longer supplying sufficient nutrients. The deer’s nutritional needs must be considered on nomadic basic because they alter according to antler growth, lactation, gestation as well as the accessible nutrients within your farm.

The Structure of the Herd

The social structure of a deer is anchored in herd. The female deer and their young make one herd, while the adult male deer make their own. They might remain apart for the entire year except during breeding season.

17 Comments

  • lorena said on August 25, 2011
    i love to have a deer farm is there any gov grant to help so the deer population can thrive
  • shah khan said on September 30, 2011
    i m in utterpradesh india dist maui want deer farm house pls tell me how to start thanks
  • riaz md siddiq said on November 14, 2011
    i am presently in saudi a regular visitor to ur website i want to congratulate for ur information its really very good i appreciate that. my query is in andhra pradesh state can we start deer farm breeding if yes please send me the details. thank u
  • Nar Bahadur Amgai said on May 22, 2012
    I am working in Annapurna Conservation Area, Pokhara Nepal. Our Government recently approved wild animal farming act from cabinet decision. There is great opportunity of Musk Deer Farming in this area. There are other types of Deers in our country. The project can be a first model in Nepal and it will attract tourism so we can start "Deer Farm for Tourism" project. I need investment partners for this . Please mail me to nb_amgai@yahoo.com Thanks
  • alhaj Adil said on September 29, 2012
    sir, I want progress country people for your information its really very good i appreciate that. in akola maharashtra state can we start deer, camel, farm breeding if yes please send me the details. thanking you email alhajadil@rediff.com
  • T.S.Gandhi said on November 11, 2013
    Sir, I am interested in Deer Farming. I would be grateful if you could let me know the details of the Deer availability and its farming methods. I am from Andhra Pradesh. Thank You. Regards. T.S.Gandhi. Mobile.9490809755.
  • Naga Raju said on February 17, 2014
    Sir. i am interested in deer farming. i would like to know about the farming methods. i am from Hyderabad.ap.india. first of all is it legalised to farming the deer. please guide us. thanks
  • jiten said on October 26, 2014
    I am interested in deer farming. Please tell me how to get a license form the state or central government in India.
  • easwar said on November 21, 2014
    i am in thirumayam,pudukkottai(near trichy),tamilnadu. i want to start a deer farm but i know nothing about it . so please guide me with how much money it need to set up and how to maintain it and how to get license in tamilnadu india.
  • natarajan said on March 22, 2015
    sir, i am interested to start deer farming in chennai i have 5 acres land in chennai city with full compound please guide how can i start. thank u
  • Raghuveer Vatti said on September 24, 2016
    Sir, I am interested in deer farming. Please tell me how to get a license form the state( andhra pradesh) or central government in India. I would like to know about the deers availability & farming methods. 09640344626
  • suhas patil said on May 10, 2017
    I am interested in deer farming. Please tell me how to get a license form the state or central government in India. contact number 8600728608
  • Haneef said on February 15, 2018
    I have 5 acre of farm house i want to raise deer and how to get a license in Hyderabad. Kindly help me
  • Prakash said on September 16, 2018
    Tell me, can I start deer farming in India. where will i get breed? is it legal in India?
  • Durgesh said on September 29, 2018
    can I start deer farming in Maharashtra? where will I get breed? and about the market!
  • Tikaram Bhusal said on November 28, 2018
    We want to start community-based deer farming in Community forest. Is it possible?
  • Tikaram Bhusal said on November 28, 2018
    We want to start community-based deer farming in Community forest. Is it possible?

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