NADeFA News

07-18-2014
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) announces that, in conjunction with the Cervid Livestock Foundation, it is sponsoring research at Kansas State University to develop an all-new testing protocol for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). A new ‘live test’ will help detect the disease earlier, increase efficiency for deer farming operations, and prevent the needless...
07-11-2014
Check out this special EXTENDED edition of Deer & Wildlife Stories, featuring interviews and commentaries from some of the nation's top deer experts, wildlife biologists and state wildlife agencies. In this episode, they discuss what some say is the most polarizing and political wildlife disease in modern history. Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA0-1LjNNVQ
07-10-2014
A CWD positive captive herd in Pennsylvania has become the first CWD positive herd in the country to have live samples taken for research purposes.  Nic Haley, a Kansas State University (KSU) researcher commissioned by the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), and...
07-10-2014
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA) expresses its profound disappointment in the actions of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who vetoed legislation — SB 506 and HB 1326 — that would have shifted oversight authority of the state’s growing deer industry to the Missouri Department of Agriculture. With the recent veto, regulatory authority over all deer — wild and farm-...
05-01-2014
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association has announced its opposition to recently proposed new regulations in Missouri, which deer industry experts agree are unnecessary and will adversely effect the state economy. On April 28, 2014, the regulations committee for the Missouri Department of Conservation approved nearly 25 pages of new, stricter regulations concerning farm-raised...