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Privately Owned Cervidae Facility Registration

The regulations related to privately owned cervidae were updated in December, 2006. Cervidae include caribou, fallow deer, sika deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, reindeer, and others. If you have, or are interested in having, a facility where animals of this type are held, it is essential that you are familiar with the laws regulating these operations and follow the application procedure to become registered.

Official wording in the law related to privately owned cervidae:
Privately Owned Cervidae Producers Marketing Act (PDF)
Operational Standards for Registered Facilities (PDF)

Privately Owned Cervidae New Applicant Packet (PDF)
    Please call the POC Coordinator before mailing the above packet... 517-284-6184
Initial (New) Registration and Business Plan Application (PDF)
Renewal Registration and Business Plan Application (PDF)
Registration and Business Plan Modification Application (PDF)
Annual Herd Inventory (PDF)
Fence Inspection (PDF)


How to mark your animals:
Identification Options (PDF)

Other important information related to captive cervidae:
Disease Herd Plan Options (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Generally Accepted Agricultural & Management Practices (PDF)
Code of Recommendation for the Welfare of Farmed Deer (PDF)
Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Deer (Cervidae) (PDF)