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Old Jul 29th 2014, 12:21 PM   #1
 
  Jul 2014
  United States


Hi Everyone,


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I am very new to the idea of deer farming and farming in general. *I come from a business background, but I have always wondered why there is not any venison being sold at the grocery store as I love to eat it. *After a quick google search I found out that there is quite a large community of deer farmers.

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My business mind has me thinking about possible profits from selling home grown deer meat. *I have heard that "normal" farms (produce, cows) lose quite a bit of money each year. *Are there any room for profits through farming deer and selling them for their meat? *I do not have a ton of money but I am always interested in ways that I can add to my income as well as add to my quality of life (I love being outdoors but never get to do it enough). *If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.


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Thanks,
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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  Jul 2009
  Deer Park, Alabama

Cervid: whitetails


It is not legal in most states.* More government BS.
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep


The price to raise deer would make it very hard to sell in stores.* All deer would have to go through the USDA facilities to make it a legal meat commodity.* When you figure the average doe will only produce 65 to 70 pounds of pure meat at three years old one can see her cost of production at 400 dollars a year in feed costs would make it a very high price meat commodity.* As Brett said it is also not legal in most States.* Go figure.
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 08:09 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA
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Hi Everyone,


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I am very new to the idea of deer farming and farming in general. *I come from a business background, but I have always wondered why there is not any venison being sold at the grocery store as I love to eat it. *After a quick google search I found out that there is quite a large community of deer farmers.

*


My business mind has me thinking about possible profits from selling home grown deer meat. *I have heard that "normal" farms (produce, cows) lose quite a bit of money each year. *Are there any room for profits through farming deer and selling them for their meat? *I do not have a ton of money but I am always interested in ways that I can add to my income as well as add to my quality of life (I love being outdoors but never get to do it enough). *If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it.


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Thanks,




Venison sold in stores is not whitetail. It is either fallow or red deer. Both traditionally have a much lower cost of raising as far as feed input.
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Old Jul 30th 2014, 07:09 AM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

Cervid: Deer Farming
The profit is Whitetails is not in meat, but in hunting. Either running your own hunting preserve or selling deer to hunting preserves.
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