Deer Oh Deer

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Deer Oh Deer

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  • 1. 
    During breeding a group including a stag with lots of hinds is called a____________ (all lowercase)
  • 2. 
    Which of the following are appropriate things to do when handling or yarding deer 
    • A. 

      Never separate a deer from the herd- as it is more likely to fly

    • B. 

      Always yard deer in large groups

    • C. 

      Make erratic movements to get them to speed up

    • D. 

      Make sure the deer can see each other at all times

    • E. 

      Have circular yards as deer want to get away from you and thus move fast around corners

    • F. 

      Have a narrow race to separately safety during loading

    • G. 

      Have trees and coverage along runs so deer thing is is an escape route

    • H. 

      Follow a routine

    • I. 

      Work with their flight distance

    • J. 

      Do not use feed or supplements as this will cause deer to stop to graze

    • K. 

      Have netting over the gate to stop deer running through it

    • L. 

      Work on deer during the breeding season when females are placid

    • M. 

      Use a pushing gate to get them into the crush

  • 3. 
    85% of farms in NZ have
    • A. 

      Red deer

    • B. 

      Wapiti

    • C. 

      Fallow

    • D. 

      Sika

  • 4. 
    40% of our venison is exported to 
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      Asia

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 5. 
    What is the killing out percentage 
    • A. 

      The number of deer from your herd that you cull each season

    • B. 

      The number of deer in your herd that die from injury/ illness etc.

    • C. 

      The edible part of the carcass

  • 6. 
    Deer are mostly killed young or post rut  because
    • A. 

      The cost of feeding then becomes too high

    • B. 

      They have lower fat distribution

    • C. 

      Breeding is over and the males are no longer required

  • 7. 
    Select all of the correct answers. what can farmers do to get deer up to target weight before a year of age
    • A. 

      Later calving

    • B. 

      Use of large terminal sires

    • C. 

      Select for superior growing sire

    • D. 

      Modify the growth pattern artificially

    • E. 

      Stop using AI

    • F. 

      Increase feed in the winter

  • 8. 
    Bruising of the carcass is a big issue with deer transporting
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Who do we sell most of our velvet  too
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      South Korea

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      North Korea

  • 10. 
    Deer are long day breeders
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Deer begin breeding at how many months
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      18

  • 12. 
    Deer produce a calf every 
    • A. 

      Year

    • B. 

      1.5 years

    • C. 

      2 years

    • D. 

      2.5 years

  • 13. 
    Deer calf in 
    • A. 

      Winter

    • B. 

      Spring

    • C. 

      Summer

    • D. 

      Autumn

  • 14. 
    Deer gestation is 
    • A. 

      10 months

    • B. 

      9 months

    • C. 

      7 months

    • D. 

      8 months

    • E. 

      12 months

  • 15. 
    Deer offspring are weaned at what age/ season
    • A. 

      2-3 months summer

    • B. 

      2-3months autumn

    • C. 

      2-3 months winter

    • D. 

      2-3months spring

  • 16. 
    The breeding life of a hind is about
    • A. 

      7-10 years

    • B. 

      5-6 years

    • C. 

      10- 13 years

    • D. 

      15-17 years

  • 17. 
    When is the optimal time for velveting of red deer
    • A. 

      24 days from casting

    • B. 

      35 days from casting

    • C. 

      46 days from casting

    • D. 

      55 days from casting

  • 18. 
     what is the missing tines? (all lowercase)
  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Wapiti

    • C. 

      Sika

    • D. 

      Fallow