Elk farms can be for game hunting or raising elk as livestock. Farming elk has increased in popularity due to their velvet antlers, which have medicinal purposes. Elk are also used for their meat.
Elk can be used for game hunting or raised as livestock.
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Elk farms require an eight-foot fence, so the elk are unable to jump over it. They stay outdoors for the winter and do not typically come in close contact with the farmer unless they are getting tested, being weighed, or getting vaccinations.
Elk will live outside in the winter.
Elk will escape unless the fences are at least 8 feet tall.
Elk are kept in separate pens and rotated throughout the year. The males are kept in one pen and females in another, and then one left empty. This way farmers can monitor and regulate mating and ensure each pen has time for regrowth between herds.
Males and females are kept in a separate pen for most of the year.
Elk Antler Buttons
Elk Antler Jewelry
Elk provide us with meat and velvet antlers. Velvet antlers have been used as a dietary supplement and for medical uses. The antlers can be used as decorative items, or as jewelry and buttons.