North Dakota Elk Growers
American Elk Product Foundation


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.
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