Domestic Game Farm Animals - Wapiti
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This collection of 10 factsheets on wapiti farming and related subjects is part of the Domestic Game Farm Animals production guide. It explores reproductive management, the principal diseases, feeding, wapiti meat and the production equipment used for wapiti. Business startup, genetic improvement, preventive medicine and the marketing of game products are also discussed.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Domestic Game Farm Animals - Wapiti 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
Introduction 13
Genetics and enviromental factors 13
Definitions 14
Step-by-step selection process 15
Speed of genetic improvements 18
Artificial insemination 19
Cross breeding 20
Bibliography 20
Reproductive Management of Wapiti 22
Seasonality of reproduction 24
Introduction 24
Management of natural mating 26
Gestation and calving 27
Artificial insemination 29
Suggested reading 31
Conclusion 31
Marketing – Overview 34
Introduction 35
Farmed game meats 35
Breeding stock 37
Agritourism 38
Velvet antler and hard antler 38
Hunting activities 39
Marketing strategy 39
Survey of legislation applicable to marketing 40
Cervid Meat – Overview 41
Introduction 43
Marketing 43
Effectiveness of the value chain 45
Visual qualities of the meat 49
Sensory qualities 50
Health benefits 51
Product 52
Bibliograhy 53
Conclusion 53
Preventive Medicine – Overview 55
Introduction 57
General rules 57
Wild boar 57
Cervids and bison 60
Conclusion 63
Bibliography 63
Principal Diseases of Red Deer and Wapiti 64
Bacterial diseases 66
Introduction 66
Parasitic diseases 69
Viral diseases 70
Other diseases 71
Reportable diseases and immediately notifiable diseases 72
Conclusion 73
Bibliography 74
Livestock Production Equipment for Cervids –Key Concepts 75
Cervid behaviour 77
Introduction 77
Paddocks 78
Feeding 79
Corral 85
Gates and latches 93
Conclusion 94
Bibliography 94
Basic Principles of Feeding and Nutrition 95
Nutrients 97
"Dry matter", "As fed", "Voluntary dry matter intake" 97
Introduction 97
Conclusion 102
Bibliography 102
Feeding and Nutrition – Red Deer and Wapiti 103
Seasonal physiology 105
Digestive system and feed intake 105
Introduction 105
Nutritional needs and feeding 106
Conclusion 114
Bibliography 115