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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