This week’s featured video highlights a unique type of livestock operation that is gaining popularity very quickly in Florida, Deer Farming. The video is actually an episode of Keith Warren’s TV Show called Deer & Wildlife Stories.
The video features 2 deer farms raising deer with much superior genetics to the native deer population. Bontrager Whitetails, Marianna (Jackson County), and Sweetwater Plantation, Rock Bluff, (Liberty County) are utilizing high-tech science such as artificial insemination (A.I.) and embryo transfer (E.T.) just like elite registered cattle operations to develop superior breeding lines.
These farm operations are also utilizing high quality forages such as perennial peanut and forage soybeans to provide a high plane of nutrition to these superior animals. You just have to watch this video to see what these two deer farms are producing from their white-tailed deer breeding herds.