Choosing genetics

What do we consider when choosing stags?

We are making an investment – spend today in order to earn income in the future                                                                                  Choosing Genetics

Objective – we need to decide what the main income earning stream is for the herd and choose stags appropriately.

  • Venison
  • Maternal genetics
  • Terminal genetics
  • Velvet

 Triggers to consider

  • What business am I in?
  • What are my performance goals?
  • What am I currently achieving?
  • Are genetics limiting my production system?
  • Where do I need to improve my genetics?

First select a breeder that has the same goals as you, and who is recording genetic progress. DEERSelect is purpose built for the deer industry to assist breeders make good genetic gain and provide evidence of that gain.