The New Zealand deer industry commonly uses "Wapiti" type deer as terminal sires mated to "red" hinds in venison production systems. The terms "Elk" and "Wapiti" are commonly used almost interchangeably in the New Zealand deer industry to describe subspecies of red deer originating in North America (Cervus elaphus subspecies manitobensis, roosevelti and nelsoni). These subspecies are approximately twice the mature body size of "red" deer ...Continued
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 68, Brisbane, Australia, 172-173, 2008
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