A number of special interest groups are affiliated to the New Zealand Deer Farmers' Association
NZ Fallow Deer Society
Promoting the interests of Fallow farmers, the society has been successful in establishing marketing arrangements for Fallow venison through a national pool system. A Fallow forum is held annually and a newsletter is published six times a year.
President: Ian Bristow
Telephone: 027 497 9876
Fax: 09 420 2506
NZ Warnham and Woburn Society
The society promotes deer that are derived from Warnham & Woburn parks. The society operates a recording scheme and publishes a herd book, newsletters and leaflets. The society holds a conference annually.
Secretary: Harry Robinson
Telephone: 03 230 4962
Fax: 03 230 4962
Elk and Wapiti Society of New Zealand
The society promotes the interests of Wapiti and North American Elk breeders. It has been successful in establishing marketing arrangements for venison and velvet from this type of animal. The society holds conferences sales and field days annually and also operates a registration scheme for animals which are blood typed as purebred. The society publishes regular newsletters. The society celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2017. Click here for Founding Member Tony Pearse's address to the society, celebrating the achievements and personalities of the first 30 years.