Forages for Deer

Deer farming in New Zealand is recognized for its year round grazing systems with a strong reliance on perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)/ white clover (Trifolium repens) pastures. Deer productivity is the outcome of the feed supply and management of perennial pastures, and deficits in these pasture based livestock systems are filled with either forage crops or conserved feed when pasture supply falls below animal demand.

Pastures for Deer

The aim is to provide a set of fact sheets that covers basic information on different forage options

Grasses for deer