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Old Oct 7th 2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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  Oct 2016

Cervid: Deer and Elk
Hello from Wisconsin

Hello everyone, just found this site and am excited to join the community. I've grown up around deer my whole life, but I'm somewhat new to deer farming and have a lot to learn. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Oct 7th 2016, 11:01 AM   #2
  Oct 2016
  nevada, ohio
Welcome! Give me a call with any questions you might have 419-561-0787. In Ohio.
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Old Oct 7th 2016, 11:25 AM   #3
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Hi Jim, welcome to the Deer Farmer family! Happy to have you here with us!
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Old Oct 8th 2016, 07:50 AM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

Cervid: deer
Jim the best advice I can give you is do not spend money in deer thinking you will get a return. It simply will not happen any longer.
That said, if you insist on having some deer shoot me an email. I can sell you some cheap priced but great producing does.

As for as vets go. No vet knows everything about deer. The hardest part is finding a vet who actually wants to work with deer. Plover WI has a great vet office. Doc Johnson and his staff are excellent.
The worst part about treating deer is that a lot of treatment has to be done in a way that is hands off. Because you can't work directly with them like a cow or dog. Also they disguise their illness very well. It is part of their natural instinct for survival.

As far as feed goes. Feed a grain/pellet all year round. Feed hay along with the grain or pellet through the winter months. Do NOT fall victim to the idea the fat level should be so low as many commercial feeds claim. It should stay around 5% to 5.5%
Also protein levels need to be set according to the overall feed intake available. High protein pastures means the grain/pellet in the feeders need not be as high in protein. Shoot for a total intake of about 16%-17% protein.

Everyone has their own ideas and their own success and failure stories. What works for one farm does not always work for another farm. Find what works best for you.

I figured it would be easier to answer your three posts at one time.
Good luck!
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Old Oct 8th 2016, 05:28 PM   #5
  Feb 2015
  Black Creek, WI
Hello. Welcome!

I recently started a deer farm in Wisconsin. Feel free to call or text with any questions.

(920) 450-3536
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Old Oct 11th 2016, 05:12 AM   #6
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  Columbia City, IN
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Old Oct 12th 2016, 05:58 AM   #7
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  Dec 2012
  Plainfield, WI
I am a deer farmer in central Wisc. and would be happy to help you in anyway. Check out Whitetails of Wisconsin's website for some good information. There are members all across the state and I am sure most would welcome a visit. Feel free to give me a call or stop in anytime.

Brad Heath
Orion Whitetails
Plainfield, WI
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