New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Exotic animals attract interest
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By JOE G. TAYLOR
Diversification into exotic hoofs-tock production is being considered an income producing alternative from the use of highly adaptable range resource now that the wool incentive payment program is scheduled to terminate after 1994. Exotic production systems arc capital, labor and management intensive and should not be attempted without a complete feasibility and financial analysis of the contemplated system.
Exotic production is attractive to many ranchers since livestock production systems arc already in place and the environment in Texas is very adaptable. Also the price of exotic animals appears substantially higher than the price of cattle, sheep and goats.
In addition, there is a growing consumer awareness of the harmful effects of excess saturated fats in the dict. This awareness implies a potential expansion of markets for game meat products which arc substantially lower in saturated fats.
According to Dr. Charles Ramsey. Wildlife Specialist, there arc over 60 species of hoofstock already present in Texas. The most abundant species include several varieties of clk, sika, axis, red and fallow deer, aoudad and mouflan sheep.
Farming and ranching systems arc the most common exotic production methods. The primary difference in these two systems is the degree of
intensification. Farming practices normally include frequent handling of animals, controlled feeding systems and close daily monitoring and controls. Ranching systems, on the other hand, include no handling or herd health practices and the livestock arc allowed to graze and roam freely on open ranches, but require deer proof fencing.
Despite a substantial number of farms and ranches in Texas and in the U.S. which arc stocking exotic species, deer farming and ranching is still a relatively unexplored industry.
Persons interested in deer farming or ranching should keep in mind that markets for exotic production include meat, breeders and sport hunting. Each of these three outlets require different management skills.
Deer “farming” on a commercial scale has become an established industry in New Zealand, Australia, and England. In addition to start up exotic livestock purchase, deer farming will require major capital investments to prepare land for production, to construct deer proof fencing/cross fencing and water, containment, processing, quarantine, and meat handling (if meat sales arc contemplated) facilities.
In addition, deer farming will require a major labor and management commitment.
A recent survey of fallow deer farming operations in Texas by researchers at Texas A&M University indicated that a 200 female breeding unit deer farm required an initial investment of about SI 16,500 followed by negative
cash outlays for about three years.
The example enterprise accumulated about $138,500 in net negative cash flow over a five year period. When a nominal expected rate of return of five percent on the investment was added, the investment jumped to a negative-. $ 140,500 over the five year period. *'
Deer ranching is not as intensive as deer farming, but would also be con- * sidcrcd capital intensive and require I the intensification of labor and man- I agcment.. . \
A recent survey of deer ranches in ; South-Central Texas indicated that a • combination of several exotic species . required an average investment of ! about $ 1, 100 per breeding female unit I (BFU) and an accumulated negative ; cash flow of about S200/BFU for the » first five years of operation. With a five percent expected rate of return, the investment showed losses of over . S300/BFU over the first five years. The investment generated a rate of. return of about three and one-half per-: cent by year seven.
Friday June 17 8-12 No Cover Christine Albert Band
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By RACHEL A. WILLIAMS
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
The 1994 Spring Garden Show was held on June 11 at the County Extension office. Thirty-three gardeners throughout the county exhibited over 130 entries of fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and potted plants to Judge Gus Person of the Guadalupe County Extension Service
In the adult division, Best of Show in the Vegetable category was awarded to a com entry grown by Oscar Hahn, with the Reserv e Best of Show awarded to a tomato entry' grown by Harold Voges.
Best of Show in the Fruit category'
went to an entry of plums grown by Bobby Kraft and Reserve w'cnt to Oscar Hahn's grape entry
Best of Show' in the Potted Plant category was won by Kenneth Tri-esch, followed by Harold Voges with Reserve Best of Show'
Gene Bishop was aw arded Best of Show' with a rose arrangement in the Cut Flowers class.
Christine Brown captured the Reserve Best of Show title with her entry of magnolia blooms.
The Children’s Garden Division was very competitive, with Tommy-Dalc Fey winning the Best of Show title with his tomato entry'
Justin Taylor won the Reserve Best of Show with his entry of potatoes.
Other participants in the Children’s Garden included Jeff Taylor; Bethany, Rebecca, Kirsten and Kathryn Taylor; Tina, Jcdadiah and Jennifer Bees; and Gabe and Leah.
Front Row l-r: Kathryn Taylor, Kirsten Taylor, Tina Bees, Jedadiah Bees, Jennifer Bees and Rebecca Taylor. Back row l-r: Leah Stewart, Jeff Taylor Tommy-Dale Fey, Judge Gus Person, Justin Taylor and Bethany Taylor.
Funny, ugly, sweet, surprising...send us a photo of your child with a pet! To enter, simply fill out the form below attach it to your favorite photograph/and mail or bring it to The Herald before 5 p.m. on June 20,1994. One entry per child and pet, please.
Ut Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Ten Honorable Mentions
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• Contest Rules -
Herald employees and their immediate families are ineligible for entry and/or voting. All contest decisions are final
I Mail To: Kids & Pets AIIUimI I
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Kids & Pets Photo Contest I
Entrants Social Security Number_
Identification of Child and Pet in Photo_
(Mali or bring ant riot lo the Herald-Zeitung al 707 Lands Street. Entries must be received by 5pm, Oct. 13)
We will accept black and white or color photos of any sire There will be a $5 OO entry tee Please send us only photos that can be replaced or duplicated We are unable to return photos (No polaroids, please )
A Herald designated panel will review the photo entries Their choices will be published in the ‘Kids 5 Pets* spec al edition on Wednesday, June 26, 1994
Winners will be determined by our readers who submit official voting ballots Ballots may be picked up at participating merchants whose ads appear in the *Kide A Pets* section
Official voting ballots must be mailed or brought to the Herald office no later than 5pm Friday. July Sd). Ballots must be complete Only one vote per person, please Ballots wiH be checked at random for duplication
Winners will be published m our Sunday, July 17. 1994 edition of The Herald-Zeitung.
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