Domestic Game Farm Animals - Red Deer
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Cette collection de 11 feuillets techniques fait partie du guide d’élevage Les grands gibiers domestiques et s’intéresse aux critères d’évaluation en vue de la reproduction, à la gestion de la reproduction, aux principales maladies, à l'alimentation, à la viande et aux installations d’élevage du cerf rouge. Le démarrage d’une entreprise, l’amélioration génétique, la médecine préventive et la commercialisation des produits de grands gibiers sont également abordés. Ces feuillets sont aussi offerts à l’unité.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Domestic Game Farm Animals - Red Deer 1
Introduction to Game Farming 3
Introduction 5
Nine steps to setting up a game farm 6
For more information 10
Basic Principles of Genetics 11
Genetics and environmental factors 13
Introduction 13
Step-by-step selection process 15
Speed of genetic improvements 18
Artificial insemination 19
Bibliography 20
Cross breeding 20
Evaluating Red Deer for Breeding 22
Introduction 24
Species definition and other considerations 24
Purchasing animals 25
Genetics perfomance 26
Temperament 27
Body condition 29
Conformation 30
Bibliography 35
Conclusion 35
Reproductive Management of Red Deer 37
Introduction 39
Seasonality of reproduction 39
Management of natural mating 40
Gestation and calving 43
Artificial insemination 44
Conclusion 47
Suggested reading 47
Marketing – Overview 48
Farmed game meats 50
Introduction 50
Breeding stock 52
Agritourism 53
Velvet antler and hard antler 53
Marketing strategy 54
Hunting activities 54
Survey of legislation applicable to marketing 55
Cervid Meat – Overview 56
Introduction 58
Marketing 58
Effectiveness of the value chain 60
Visual qualities of the meat 64
Sensor qualities 65
Health benefits 66
Product image 67
Conclusion 68
Bibliography 68
Preventive Medicine – Overview 70
Introduction 72
General rules 72
Wild boar 72
Cervids and bison 75
Bibliography 78
Conclusion 78
Principal Diseases of Red Deer and Wapiti 79
Introduction 81
Bacterial diseases 81
Parasitic diseases 84
Viral diseases 85
Other diseases 86
Reportable diseases and immediately notifiable diseases 87
Conclusion 88
Bibliography 89
Livestock Production Equipment for Cervids –Key Concepts 90
Introduction 92
Cervid behaviour 92
Paddocks 93
Feeding 94
Corral 100
Gates and latches 108
Conclusion 109
Bibliography 109
Basic Principles of Feeding and Nutrition 110
Nutrients 112
"Dry matter", "As fed", "Voluntary dry matter intake" 112
Introduction 112
Conclusion 116
Bibliography 116
Feeding and Nutrition – Red Deer and Wapiti 118
Seasonal physiology 120
Digestive system and feed intake 120
Introduction 120
Nutritional needs and feeding 121
Conclusion 129
Bibliograpy 130