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"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."

George Washington Carver

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A cervid is a ruminant from the family Cervidae: deer, elk, moose, caribou, reindeer, and related species. Along with sheep, goats, and camelids, cervids are considered " small" ruminants. In many countries and states, commercial deer farming is increasing. On this page, links pertaining to cervids are arranged alphabetically according to topic or information source: associations, general links, health and diseases (including chronic wasting disease), publications, and research.


Alberta Reindeer Association
Alberta Whitetail & Mule Deer Association
British Deer Farmers Association
Canadian Cervid Alliance (CCA)
Deer and Elk Farming in New England
Deer Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) recommended link
Elk Breeders Home Page (
Federation of European Deer Farmers Associations
Idaho Elk Breeders
Minnesota Elk Breeders Association
North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA)
North American Elk Breeders Association (NEABA)
Ontario Deer & Elk Farmers Association
Texas Deer Association
The United Elk Farmers Association (TUEFA)
Whitetails of Wisconsin (WOW)
Wisconsin Commercial Deer & Elk Farmer's Association

General links

Deer and elk web site - Ontario, Canada
Deer, Elk, & Reindeer Discussion Forums
Deer and Elk Farmers' Information Network recommended link
Deer farming: guidelines on practical aspects - FAO United Nations
Deer Industry New Zealand
DeerTracking Magazine
Deer (venison) ranching - AgMRC
New Zealand Deer Velvet
Non-native deer and elk production - Texas A&M University recommended link - an info source on reindeers

Health and diseases

[PDF] Bacterial diseases of farm deer and bison - Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz.
Causes of mortality and diseases in farmed deer in Switzerland
DeerVet - Deer Industry Association of Australia
Disease Information: Deer -
Diseases of sheep, cattle, and deer - Te Ara New Zealand
[PDF] Fenceline contact between wild and farmed White tailed deer
Johne's Disease Deer & Elk FAQs - Johne's Information Center
Parasites and deer - Ontario, Canada
Saskatchewan Specialized Livestock Research Program

Chronic wasting disease (CWD)

Chronic wasting disease blog
Chronic wasting disease - Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
[PDF] Chronc wasting disease in deer and elk in North America
Chronic wasting disease - USDA APHIS

Chronic wasting disease fact sheet- Texas Parks & Wildlife
Chronic wasting disease alliance (
Chronic wasting disease - National Wildlife Health Center
Chronic wasting disease of elk and deer - Alberta, Canada


[PDF] Deer and Elk Farming - Rutgers University
Deer, elk, and reindeer library -
Deer farming - Tasmania, Australia
Deer resources - Deer Industry Association of Australia | Handbook
[PDF] Elk production - Penn State Ag Alternatives
[PDF] Fallow deer production - Penn State Ag Alternatives
[PDF] Raising deer and elk - Cornell University Small Farms
Raising deer in Florida
Red and Fallow Deer - North Dakota State University
[PDF] Red deer production - Penn State Ag Alternatives


Australian Deer Research Foundation Ltd.
Deer Industry R&D Program - RIRDC Australia
Elk Research Institute
Reindeer Research Program - University of Alaska
Specialized Livestock Research & Develpment Program - Saskatchewon

Deer with goats
   Cervids include deer, elk, moose, caribou, and reindeer.