+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Reproduction in farmed red deer cervus elaphus 1. hind and stag fertility



Reproduction in farmed red deer cervus elaphus 1. hind and stag fertility



Journal of Agricultural Science 95(2): 261-274



The fertility of a stock of red deer kept under farming conditions on hill land for 7 yr was assessed. The stock consisted of 5 cohorts of hinds born from 1971-1975. The fertility of hinds was related to their body weight by the general relationship P = 1-exp(-0.085(W-52)) where P is the probability that a hind will calve and W is her weight in kg at rut time. When body weight was taken into account, age had no effect on hind fertility. Fertility was poor in 1 yr following a rut which occurred in bad weather. Separation of calves from hinds at rut time had no effect on fertility and under farm conditions there was no increase in fertility of hinds which had been barren the previous year above that expected from their body weight. Date of calving was slightly skewed but 63% of all calves were born in the 1st 20 days of June. Smaller hinds calved later; 1 kg body weight increased date of calving by about 0.3 days. Evidence of stag infertility was obtained; 1 stag could effectively mate with 28 hinds so that they mostly calved within 20 days. It was possible to run 60 hinds with 3 stags and obtain calving rates which were similar to those for the hind population as a whole. There were no differences in fertility between matched groups of hinds exposed to 1 or 2 stags. Results are compared with those obtained by observation of wild stocks in Scotland [UK].

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 006315678

Download citation: RISBibTeXText


Related references

Reproduction in farmed red deer. 1. Hind and stag fertility. Journal of Agricultural Science, 952: 261-273, 1980

Hind genotype influences on lactation and calf growth in farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus). Livestock Science 170: 172-180, 2014

Atypical hyperodontia in the upper jaw of a red deer stag Cervus elaphus L Atypische Hyperodontie im Oberkiefer eines Rothirsches Cervus elaphus L. Zeitschrift fuer Jagdwissenschaft. Juni; 462: 110-113, 2000

Interfrontal bone in a red deer stag Cervus elaphus L Interfrontalknochen bei einem Rothirsch Cervus elaphus L. Zeitschrift fuer Jagdwissenschaft. Juni; 462: 114-116, 2000

Bilateral occurrence of mandibular distomolars in a red deer stag Cervus elaphus L Beidseitig ausgebildete mandibulare Distomolaren bei einem Rothirsch Cervus elaphus L. Zeitschrift fuer Jagdwissenschaft. Oktober; 433: 207-210, 1997

Reproductive performance of farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) in New Zealand: II. Risk factors for adult hind conception. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 40(1): 33-51, 1999

Reproductive performance of farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) in New Zealand: III. Risk factors for yearling hind conception. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 40(1): 53-65, 1999

Antler asymmetry in a yearling red deer stag Cervus elaphus with unilateral double-head formation Geweihasymmetrie bei einem Rothirsch-Jahrling Cervus elaphus mit einseitiger Doppelkopfbildung. Zeitschrift fuer Jagdwissenschaft. Marz; 401: 62-66, 1994

Weaning date affects calf growth rates and hind conception dates in farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus). Animal Science 74(1): 111-116, 2002

Repeated formation of two antler sets per year in a wild red deer stag Cervus elaphus L Wiederholte zweimalige Geweihbildung innerhalb eines Jahres bei einem freilebenden Rothirsch Cervus elaphus L. Zeitschrift fuer Jagdwissenschaft. September; 443: 178-183, 1998

Reproduction in farmed red deer cervus elaphus 2. calf growth and mortality. Journal of Agricultural Science 95(2): 275-284, 1980

Reproductive performance of farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) in New Zealand: V. Mob and individual-hind risk factors associated with calf rearing to weaning. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 44(3/4): 189-204, 2000

Reproductive performance of farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) in New Zealand. IV. Biological markers as risk factors for yearling and adult hind conception. Animal Reproduction Science 55(3/4): 239-254, 1999

Symmetrically arranged supplementary premolars in the mandible of a red deer stag Cervus elaphus L, 1758 Symmetrisch ausgebildete Pramolarenuberzahl im Unterkiefer eines Rothirsches Cervus elaphus L, 1758. Zeitschrift fuer Jagdwissenschaft. Dezember; 394: 270-272, 1993

Hybridisation of farmed wapiti (Cervus elaphus manitobensis) and red deer (Cervus elaphus). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 162: 191-198, 1989