Antler Ridge Elk Ranch
Contact: Karen, Bob and Chris Thuerauf
Address: 194 Rogers Grove Rd Ely, IA, 52227
Email Address: email@example.com
We are a family owned and operated farm. We started raising elk in 2001 and have been selling meat, leather and antler products from our home and at farmers markets in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids for many years. Elk meat is a healthy red meat. It is low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein and iron. The taste and texture is similar to beef. You owe it to yourself to try it!
The elk are on pasture and we add hay as needed. We raise our own hay and adjust the type of hay and how much cracked corn and oats we feed by what they need at that particular time of year and by whether it is bulls, cows, yearlings or calves. The small amount of corn and oats provides the vitamins and minerals they are not finding naturally as well as gives us a chance to be up close and friendly.