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Old Dec 6th 2018, 02:06 PM   #1
  Dec 2018
MCF question

I am looking at starting a deer farm but my property is only about a 1/4 mile from a sheep farm. With the fear of MCF what are this groups opinions? Thanks!
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Old Dec 7th 2018, 09:12 AM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
I have both sheep and deer and have for over thirty years. We used to run deer first in a pen and then would use sheep to eat the rest of the grass. I did that for ten years with no sign of MCF. I then started to run my whitetail with my male sheep and have done that for twenty plus years. Both my sheep and deer have been a closed herd since 2000. I assume my sheep are not carriers of MCF as we have no die off that would look like MCF. I would think you would need nose to nose contact with sheep that had MCF to get your deer sick. Just an opinion.
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