Did You Know
- Elk farming provides the sole income for many American and Canadian families.
- Most elk farms are family operations. Many of these farms are second and third generation owners.
- Domestic elk can be raised on marginal land that could not otherwise be useful for cattle or farmland.
- Elk meat is fast growing red meat alternative. It is high in protein, low cholesterol, low fat, and sold in many local venues.
- Elk burgers and steaks are commonly sold in local farmers markets and restaurants.
- Velvet antler is harvested from farmed elk bulls that are used to make medicines to help relieve arthritis and other muscle ailments.
- Farmed elk produce many commodities that are exported bringing new dollars to our economies.
- Hard antler, which is re-grown every year, can be sold and used to make dog chews.
- Elk farmers are proud advocates of private property rights.
- Farmed elk and deer are routinely vaccinated, wormed, and well fed every day making them the healthiest cervids in the state.
- Because of our industry, there are thousands more elk that exist in North America.
- The biggest threat to our farmers and their businesses is over-regulation and inaccurate information.