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The Deer Research Unit was established in 1980 near the southern end of the Massey University Manawatū campus. The unit is essentially flat and mantled with Tokomaru Silt Loam soils.
Wintering 100 breeding hinds (red deer ), facilities include recently constructed yards and a new deer shed for hosting research. Currently research topics include evaluating different pasture cultivars and investigating the effects of velvet removal. It is also used as a teaching unit for Massey University veterinary students.
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Last updated on Friday 09 March 2018
The Deer Research Unit is located 1km up Sheep Farm Road adjacent to the Massey University campus, approximately 5km from Palmerston North City.
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The Deer Research Unit is managed by Phil Brooks