NADeFA News

08-17-2015
A Missouri state court has entered a ruling blocking enforcement of new state regulations that threaten the existence of the state's growing farmed-deer industry by preventing the importation of privately owned cervids into the state.  In a 33-page ruling entered today, Judge Robert D. Schollmeyer of the 20 th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri granted Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary...
07-30-2015
HONDO - The state of Texas euthanized 34 deer Tuesday at a breeding ranch in Medina County where a buck had been found with chronic wasting disease last month.   "It's heart-wrenching. It's devastating," Bob Patterson, owner of Texas Mountain Ranch, said of losing the white-tails that he valued collectively at $280,000. "It's tough all the way around."   A positive test in June there marked the...
07-20-2015
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a second case of Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in a deer in Meridian Township. This second case is a 2-year-old male found less than a mile from the initial positive female deer, confirmed this past May.   It's not known if the deer are related in any way and genetic testing is being done to determine if there is a...
07-06-2015
When government regulations go so far beyond rational disease prevention and animal husbandry practices that they actually work to eliminate an industry, the regulations are most often based on propaganda and not science. Such is the case with the recent regulatory inquisition over deer scent products which incorporate deer urine. Prions — the protein presumed to transmit Chronic Wasting Disease...
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...