The most common questions that I am asked by deer and elk producers have to do with whether these animals must be inspected in order for the meat to be sold within the state, nationally or around the world.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection . . . → Read More: Venison Inspection Requirements
Over the last year or so, I have been helping the local bison and elk associations to obtain funding to undertake marketing campaigns to sell their bison and elk meat.
Here are some of the things that these associations have been doing that have proven to be successful. These strategies and activities should be . . . → Read More: Strategies for Deer and Elk Venison Promotion
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The domestic market for venison consists of health conscious consumers seeking a red meat alternative to beef or pork that is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories. Industry estimates for Canadian consumption of venison in 1995 were about 175,000 kg.
In 1996 about 6,500 deer were slaughtered in Canada. In . . . → Read More: Analysis of Venison Markets