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Some useful templates and data sheets for deer farmers

Basic Farm Description - A template for new Advance Party participants, or any farmers, to record their farming and deer objectives, plus simple farm descriptions.  This can act as a guiding document when considering what actions can be taken to improve the performance of deer, and referred back to to measure any changes over time.

Deer Industry Key Performance Indicators - A set of spreadsheets that could be used to record production data and calculate some key performance indicators.  Worksheets have been produced for Spring Finishing, R2 Hind Growth, Hind Reproductive Performance and Velvet Production

Venison Finishing Growth Curves Poster - and click here for a calculator that will calculate gross income from venison finishing operations.

R2 Hind Growth Curves Poster - And click here to go to an online calculator that will display expected conception rates based on liveweight.

Winter Feed Cost Calculator - A comprehensive spreadsheet to calculate cents per kgDM consumed of winter feeds.


Documents for Advance Parties

AP Project Template - To help describe a change that can be made and how the impact of the change can be observed.

Advance Party Meeting One Agenda - For new APs, this is the standard format of a first meeting, designed to give participants an idea of what an Advance Party is for, and the commitment farmers need to make if they want to join.

Advance Party Facilitator Guidelines - For facilitators and AP Chairs to read to understand the purpose of an Advance Party and the role and duties of the paid facilitator.

P2P Regional Workshop Guide - For facilitators, Chairs and all AP members to understand the requirements of a P2P Regional Workshop.

AP Chairs Duties - What are the duties of an Advance Party Chair.