Meet the team


Kelly & Felicia Bennett


Don & Anne Bennett












Our Motto



"Upgrade to the World's Best" is a claim that we take seriously. Antler genetics are highly heritable. Our 40 years of targeted breeding, enhanced by the latest technologies, give rise to our world class trophy sires. We bring the best in the deer industry to the world, and the best returns to our clients. 





Our History





Well known in the NZ and International Deer Industry father and son team Don & Kelly (with over 65 years experience between them) breed industry leaders, such as 6 of the previous World Record SCI stags, all of which came from Deer Genetics NZ. 

We supply the NZ and International markets and also provide deer farming and genetics advice.  Kelly has been involved in the deer industry all his life, has exceptional knowledge of deer genetics and consults for the deer industry worldwide.

The Deer Genetics team work hard in the season to keep their clients updated with their stags’ progress by regularly uploading latest photos and videos of the stags onto the website and giving personal views of the Sire Stags and Sale Stags.




Come to the Source




Our farms are located in the beautiful South Canterbury, New Zealand (see map below).

South Canterbury is famous for its grassy plains, clear lakes and snow-capped mountains.

Our farm landscapes range from grassy flats to valleys and hills, which provide the deer with appropriate habitat and terrain they need for development and growth.  If you are interested in what you see in our website, send us an email or give us a call


Contact Us




Contact Us


Kelly Bennett

Phone: 0274 324 215


Don Bennett

Phone: 0274 955 007


Wendy Farnell (Office) 

Phone: 03 281 3525




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