Industry contacts


Joubert, Sue  (WA)     

Venison Processors

Hahndorf Venison  (SA)
DeLaine, John     
Mandagery Creek Venison  (NSW)
Hansen, Tim     
Onkaparinga Venison  (SA)
Tuckwell, Chris

Velvet Antler

Hahndorf Venison  (SA)
DeLaine, John     


Tuckwell, Chris  (SA)     
Mulley, Rob  (NSW)

Industry Organisations and Associations


ABC Rural
Agricultural news, events, weather, programs, podcasts, message board and blog

Australian Bureau of Statistics  
Provides statistics on the agricultural industry, agricultural exports data and characteristics of Australian farms

Australian Deer Research Foundation (ADRF)
A non-profit organisation established to promote research into the biology, ecology and management of wild deer in Australia.

Information on climate, environmental monitoring, pest management, pollution, salinity and acidity, waste management, water, animal products, farm management, pastures and more.

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Farming Ahead – Kondinin Group  
Contains news, market information, research, articles and a small landholder section.

FatCow (Australia’s Local Farming and Agricultural Directory)
Fatcow is an online business directory offering free and paid listings to Australia’s farming, agricultural and horticultural sectors.  It provides a comprehensive online source for the latest product, supplier and industry news updates.

Land Management (Department of Environment and Energy)

National Farmers Federation (NFF)
National body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia.

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
Created by the Australian government to work closely with Australian rural industries on the organisation and funding of their research & development needs.


AgResearch (NZ)
An independent pastoral sector research & development organization, owned by the New Zealand government. The organization publishes two relevant agricultural magazines: the monthly Intouch magazine, and the quarterly AgResearchNOW.

Deer Industry New Zealand (NZ)
Represents the deer farming industry in New Zealand.  Good newsletters and notes.

DEEResearch (NZ)
A joint venture between the New Zealand deer industry and AgResearch (N.Z.) with representation from all deer industry sectors and all deer research providers.  The website contains extensive research information.

The Royal Society of New Zealand (NZ)
An independent, national academy of sciences, a federation of some 60 scientific and technological societies, and individual members.

British Deer Farms and Parks Association (UK)
The nationally recognised body representing the deer farming industry to government and other national bodies.

Federation of European Deer Farmers Associations (Europe)
Represents the deer farming industries of the following 18 countries: Austria, Benelux (including Belgium and the Netherlands), Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

North American Deer Farmers Association (US)
Represents the deer industry by working closely with state and federal legislators and regulatory agencies to develop rules and regulations that govern the deer industry.