Story: Deer and deer farming

Mating season

Mating season

Most deer farmers graze a stag with a mob of hinds during the mating period in autumn. However, artificial insemination techniques are being developed to provide a greater range of genetic material for herd improvement.

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - Breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 March 2024)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008