NADeFA News

09-02-2009
A few weeks ago, the first known deer with a positive test for chronic wasting disease was identified at a deer farm in Kent County. Since the discovery of the positive test, all of the remaining deer in the herd have been depopulated and have all tested negative for CWD. The deer farm industry in Michigan is pleased to see that the process of lifting the statewide quarantine on deer farms has...
08-01-2009
Glenn Dice Jr. makes the deer on his farm feel right at home. The 39-year-old Chambersburg man has married his love of the outdoors with his knowledge of dairy farming. He doesn't crawl around in camouflage, and he doesn't get up at 4 a.m. to milk. His fences are tall. Dice is among Pennsylvania's 1,069 certified deer farmers. Deer and elk farming "is perhaps the fastest growing industry in rural...
11-02-2008
Renewed testing for chronic wasting disease in 2007 turned up no evidence of the disease, but the Missouri Department of Conservation says it will continue stepped-up monitoring for two more years. CWD is a degenerative neurological malady that affects the deer family but has not been found to afflict any other animals. It was first documented in Colorado in 1967. It has since spread to other...
09-26-2008
While life science classes may read or see pictures of whitetail deer, Steve Porter offers students the opportunity to observe tame whitetail bucks from five feet away. The close encounter has a way of making learning exciting. "What really got their attention was being able to see live, monster whitetails," said Jeff Olson, a science teacher at Roseau High School who arranged for Porter to...
07-02-2008
For the sixth consecutive year, the Massachusetts deer herd has been given a clean bill of health with no evidence of chronic wasting disease after testing in a nationwide monitoring program. A federally certified veterinary diagnostic laboratory has indicated that all the brain, lymph node, and tonsil samples taken from members of the deer family during last fall’s hunting season tested...