OtherGround Forums Why don't we farm venison?

27 days ago
1/1/01
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Is there a reason venison isn't farmed like beef or pork?

27 days ago
12/15/11
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Would need a really tall fence.

27 days ago
3/20/15
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It's wild man....wild.....

27 days ago
7/29/13
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I wish we farmed elk. Makes me want to make some tonight. 

27 days ago
1/13/04
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It's because BearStare and his cohorts have pretty much up taken out the top notch venison nationally..

27 days ago
2/28/03
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Probably too expensive 

27 days ago
6/21/07
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MojoSoDope -

I wish we farmed elk. Makes me want to make some tonight. 

We have Elk farms here in Alberta, as well as Bison. 

27 days ago
11/10/18
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First answer nails it. It’s ok for sausage or spaghetti sauce but it’s not very good. I have it every year and I prefer it all be jerky. 

27 days ago
8/9/16
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Because it's disgusting...

27 days ago
3/20/15
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ABCTT_Disco Dracula - 

Because it's disgusting...


Definitely needs pork added....

Edited: 27 days ago
11/9/05
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There are venison farms, but it's a niche business.

Makes sense considering the limited domestic demand and associated expenses. 

There are places outside the US with a healthy venison industry, though.

 

Edited: 27 days ago
4/7/10
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Because Beef tastes better

27 days ago
1/1/01
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A place near me serves venison tartare and it is fantastic.

27 days ago
1/12/10
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You need a lot more room to do it than other meats. 

27 days ago
3/20/15
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Weird thing is, it's greasy and dry at the same time..... And wild. If nobody's tasted wild meat, it's definitely an aquired taste.

27 days ago
2/12/14
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you really have to care for the meat. and cook properly. I prefer beef and elk over it all day. I end up giving my venison away. except backstrap and sausage that is made with pork mixed in. 

 

it is pretty good in hot links too. fits the flavore. 

27 days ago
3/16/10
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Mulie can be gamey, whitetails are awesome.

 

 

 

 

I have no issues shooting spike mulies because they taste better.

27 days ago
1/1/01
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There are venison farms, as others have mentioned.

Venison need a fair amount of space and they often prefer to graze.  They can be fed alfalfa and hay to supplement.  They take a long time to grow, and there isn't that much meat on them per month of growth (compared to cows or pigs).

Cattle and pigs on the other hand can be fed or finished in feed lots at high density, where they fairly efficiently convert a lot of food into a lot of meat quickly, and they're pretty easy to process.

Edited: 27 days ago
8/20/15
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MrSmokalotapotamus -

Yes, it tastes like shit.

Ot would taste very different farmed than the wild game does.

Ever had wild Turkey(the animal)? Had Turkey in the store?

I shouldn't have to explain this to an adult.

27 days ago
8/20/15
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Tenderloin, and minute steak from venison is wonderful if you know how to cook it.

27 days ago
7/29/13
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KMMA -
MojoSoDope -

I wish we farmed elk. Makes me want to make some tonight. 

We have Elk farms here in Alberta, as well as Bison. 

Can you go buy elk at the normal store? 

27 days ago
7/13/09
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Vecause most people don't like the taste of deer and it's expensive to raise compared to other meat animals.   If there was a market for it.  

27 days ago
6/21/07
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MojoSoDope -
KMMA -
MojoSoDope -

I wish we farmed elk. Makes me want to make some tonight. 

We have Elk farms here in Alberta, as well as Bison. 

Can you go buy elk at the normal store? 

I don’t know about that. I’ve never seen it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not available.

27 days ago
8/15/07
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Because you touch yourself at night, OP.
27 days ago
8/20/03
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We have deer farms here.