Welcome to the Ontario Deer & Elk Farmers Association

Our Objectives:

  1. To act as an industry association in presenting deer and elk farming interests to the government and to government agencies and to work closely with them, as required, furthering the deer and elk industry in Ontario.
  2. To act as a forum for identifying common issues and developing strategies for dealing with them as a group.


CCA – Canadian Cervid Alliance 
OACC – Ontario Agriculture Commodity Council
OMAFRA – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
COHA – Canadian Outdoor Heritage Alliance 
AAC – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 
OFA – Ontario Federation of Agriculture 
OFAC – Ontario Farm Animal Council

ODEFA is an umbrella organization for:

  • Ontario Elk Breeders Association (OEBA)
  • Ontario Red Deer Association (ORDA)
  • The Ontario White-tailed Deer Producers’ Association. (OWTDP)

Elk, Fallow Deer, Red Deer, and White-Tailed Deer are the types most commonly farmed in Ontario.


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