NADeFA News

11-03-2016
The effort to manage a fatal brain disease in deer and elk is taking significant steps forward thanks to a partnership between researchers, government experts, and American deer and elk farmers. Researchers from Midwestern University, Colorado State University, the Colorado State Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture were part of a unique study aimed at...
11-02-2016
United States Department of Agriculture's APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) has released the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Program Standards Working Group Summary Document for review and comment. This document summarizes the work of a 12-member working group that included representatives from the farmed cervid industry, State animal health and wildlife officials, a prion science specialist, and VS...
11-02-2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a bid by Friends of Animals to review a rule allowing the hunting of three endangered species of antelope if the animals are captive-bred, leaving in place a D.C. Circuit decision that a 2014 spending bill rider mandating the rule is constitutional. In 2005, the FWS had listed the scimitar-horned oryx, addax and dama gazelle as endangered, but also...
10-31-2016
Arby's is testing out a new meat in their sandwiches-venison! The fast food chain will begin testing venison in select markets at the end of the month as part of their campaign "It's Meat Season," the company announced on Tuesday. The venison sandwiches feature a thick-cut venison steak, crispy onions, and a berry sauce on a toasted roll. The sandwich will only be offered for a limited time at a...
09-20-2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri Deer Association is pleased to announce the favorable court ruling that supports the private property rights of Missouri farmers and ranchers. The court ruling in Donald Hill, et al. v. Missouri Department of Conservation, et al. held that deer farmers retain full and private ownership of deer born and raised on their property. “We are very pleased the judge agreed...