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Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals that comprise the family Cervidae. Species therein include white-tailed deer, such mule deer as black-tailed deer, elk, moose, red deer, reindeer (caribou) fallow deer, roe deer and chital.
In the industrial and business context, "deer" may refer to the animal itself, but it could also refer to various products, services, or industries related to deer hunting, deer farming, or deer-based products. Here are some examples:
- Hunting: Deer hunting is a popular activity that generates revenue for many industries, including hunting gear, outdoor apparel, and tourism.
- Food industry: Deer meat (venison) is consumed by humans and is used in pet food. Deer antlers are also used to make supplements, such as velvet antler capsules, which are believed to have health benefits.
- Biomedical industry: Deer antlers are used in traditional Chinese medicine and are believed to have medicinal properties. They are also used to make supplements for joint health.
- Agriculture: Deer farming is a niche industry that involves raising deer for meat, antlers, and hides.
- Wildlife management: Deer are a part of the natural ecosystem, and their populations are managed to ensure ecological balance and to prevent damage to crops and other natural resources.
Other similar terms used in the context of wildlife and agriculture are:
- Game animals
- Wildlife conservation
- Hunting and fishing equipment
- Animal feed and supplements
- Agricultural machinery and equipment
- Land management and conservation
- Wildlife tourism
All of these terms refer to aspects of wildlife management, agriculture, and related industries that are important considerations in many businesses and organizations.