HOW WE GOT STARTED
The Birth of UDFoM
The original association started in 1994 and was called “The Michigan Deer Farmers Association”. There have been three name changes to the association over the years. UDFoM was created when a few farmers on the West side of Michigan felt that farmers from the East side were not meeting their needs, so two associations were created but the state agencies would not acknowledge both groups so we all agreed to blend the boards together and UDFoM was created.
KEY FACTS ON
The economic impact of deer and elk farms
Over 22,100 deer raised on Michigan deer farms
Average deer farm has invested $265,500 in Michigan
Some 355 deer and elk farms with 43% of farms created less than 10 years ago
Deer farming is an $87.5 million industry in Michigan
Deer farming generates 1,898 jobs for Michigan
Michigan deer farms invested over $37 million of capital breeding and other deer animal stock in 5 years
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