NADeFA News

07-03-2015
If one word could summarize the state of the Canadian elk industry, it would be "shortage." American customers are desperate for elk meat, but Canadian ranchers have been unable to satisfy the de-mand as elk numbers plummeted over the last decade.   Ian Thorleifson, an elk rancher from Minnedosa, Man., said one of his American clients would double his order if more Canadian elk were available...
07-03-2015
By Bill Cochran, Special to The Roanoke Times A mother deer and her three fawns walk along a hill on a farm in Salem. Last season, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries asked deer hunters to voluntarily refrain from using urine-based scents to attract deer or to mask their own scent.   This year, the agency has cranked that up a notch, telling hunters that beginning July 1 it will...
07-02-2015
AUSTIN - A two-year-old white-tailed deer in a Medina County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in captive white-tailed deer in Texas. CWD was first detected in Texas in 2012 in free-ranging mule deer in the Hueco Mountains in far West Texas.   The Medina County tissue samples submitted by the breeder...
06-30-2015
Source: Joe Knight   A 7-year-old white-tailed doe from a Fairchild area deer farm that died June 8 had chronic wasting disease, according to state veterinarian Paul McGraw.   The CWD detection announced Wednesday was confirmed recently by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.   The deer farm, Fairchild Whitetail, is quarantined - live deer cannot be removed unless they are...
06-02-2015
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation’s leading voice for the cervid industry, commends Michigan’s measured and responsible response to the state’s first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a free-ranging whitetail deer. The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) are working closely with...