Jan 21st 2016, 05:14 AM
Cervid: Whitetail Deer
So True. Although i dont believe the dna part to be a big deal in a animal, it is huge who you deal with and what you see. When you see someone put up ad after ad on different sites trying to move their product at about any cost, offering prizes to buy from them and trying to move does bred to something for $300 it should throw up a red flag. It does to me anyways. In todays market you pretty much need does that will give you 180-200in 2 year olds to do more than break even. *If a guy has a doe that can do that its not going to be for sale for 300-350 dollars regardless of how many deer they have on the farm. These kind of deer need to be taken of the breeding line and either sold for meat or the urine market( You will get about the same money)! *By selling a doe like that to a new farmer is just hurting the industry as a whole and sure not doing that new farmer any favors.*
Myself, I always buy from. 1 Someone that does not have to push their product( I can see if they are a producing farm). 2 Someone that has to buy bucks and does over and over from other farms to try and have deer that are marketable( I like the ones that do the thinking and learning and then make those kind of deer from Ai and such)
I am sure there are exceptions to the rule but in the long run its a safe bet to deal with who you know, long time farmers in preferably in your state and run from the product pusher you will be safe with the paperwork. IMO.