FALLOW DEER are a
species which originated in the Mediterranean
and Near Eastern areas.
They are smaller
than the Whitetail with 18 month old
bucks dressing out at 55 to 70 lbs.
hanging weight. The venison is
very tender, fine grained and mild
flavored, and is prized by gourmets.
to be flighty, experience raising them
in a farm environment has shown that
they will tame down considerably with
good handling procedures and repeated
exposure to their handlers. Their
high natural disease resistance and
ability to both graze and browse make
them a low maintenance animal with
modest labor requirements.
RED DEER and ELK
are native to most of the northern
hemisphere. Included in the
species are the European Red Deer, the
North American Elk (or Wapiti), as well
as several Asian subspecies. They
are one of the larger members of the
deer family, and produce venison which
has a texture similar to beef, with a
mild game flavor. The velvet
antler of the Red Deer and Elk is highly
valued by the oriental medicinal market
with a growing following in Western
animals, they are generally calm and
easy to handle with a little experience.
requirements are similar for these
animals and may be subject to state