Saturday, April 2, 2011

Deer For Livestock

Posted: 02 Apr 2011 01:39 AM PDT

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Timor deer (Cervus timorensis) as endemic to tropical animals were able to survive in an area with four seasons.

This animal also has several advantages as livestock, among others, have a high adaptation, and the level of good breeding. Meat products has the advantage, namely the fat content and cholesterol content is lower than beef.

Given the various keungggulannya it, it is necessary to timor deer breeding business as well as conducting research to find the technical coefficients for Deer East for the sake of conservation, and in the form of commercial business.

As long as there is no cultivation efforts during this same deer survival solely depends on the goodness of nature (on forest potensials). Not impossible will become rare fauna along with uncontrolled forest exploitation, especially in 2002, about 7000 deer or equivalent 524.5 tons, were hunted by the person who is not responsible for the meat consumed uncontrollably.

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To overcome these conditions and meet the public demand for meat of deer that continues to increase, it is necessary to attempt to increase the deer population by applying the methods of cultivating new ones.

Captive deer conserve deer species from extinction, save nuftah specific plasma sambar deer as well as the initial domestication in order to cultivate and utilized like any other livestock.

Even in some countries has become a deer livestock industry strong as their export commodities. Deer characteristics sambar deer (Cervus unicolor brookei) belonged to other ruminants, which has the sharpness of hearing, smelling, jumping and running speed is high enough and have no gall bladder.

At the age of large-bodied adult, long legs, dark noses, and a loud screeching sound. Generally black in color and tend to brown to brownish-gray or reddish gray, dark color along the top. The weight of adult sambar deer (10-12 months), females 40-50 kg and males 50-60 kg, body length ranges from 1.5 m and 1.4 to 1.6 m height, birth weight 3-4 kg and weaning age 6 months.

Adult sex aged from 1 to 1.5 years. Natural mating in general ranges from July to September period pregnant (35 days or 7-8 months and calving interval of 10-12 months). By the time will bear deer are always looking for a safe place like a bush. Children will hide for 1-2 weeks and then joined the group.

Children born to get good treatment will show a more benign nature. Meanwhile, the growth of deer antlers in the male only, growing at the age of 14 months. The first horn will only form straight and branched at the next grow horns.

Horn will be pulled out at the age of 10-12 months after the next grow will grow back. Deer old female who was pregnant at times are aggressive and can be dangerous as well as stag horn is aggressive at the time began to harden and the mating season.

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