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Axis deer a threat to isle food production

By William Moekahi Steiner

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 10, 2012

~~<p>Kudos to Hawaii County for putting together the 2012 Hawaii County Food Self-Sufficiency Baseline, a vital step in working toward food self-sufficiency.</p>
<p>The sections on grass-fed beef, vegetable production, food safety and issues that affect increased food production particularly caught my attention because of the recent appearance of axis deer on Hawaii island. This is an animal that grew from eight deer introduced onto Molokai in 1868, to 7,000 deer in 1900. A doe will produce four fawns every three years.</p>
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Kudos to Hawaii County for putting together the 2012 Hawaii County Food Self-Sufficiency Baseline, a vital step in working toward food self-sufficiency.

The sections on grass-fed beef, vegetable production, food safety and issues that affect increased food production particularly caught my attention because of the recent appearance of axis deer on Hawaii island. This is an animal that grew from eight deer introduced onto Molokai in 1868, to 7,000 deer in 1900. A doe will produce four fawns every three years. Login for more...



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