By giving your Elk-Wapiti cows the best semen they’ll deliver the best progeny – consistently heavier animals with top velvet from bloodlines with proven inheritability enabling you to capitalise on strengthening venison and velvet markets – without increasing your workload or your feed bills.
Today deer insemination is a straight-forward procedure that’s no more difficult than inseminating a dairy cow. The success rate is similar – at 60 and 75 percent for Elk, or 80 to 90 percent for their more fertile red cousins.
Export-quality Mayfield Elk semen is available either from our farm or directly from Xcell – New Zealand’s leading artificial breeding company. Xcell will carry-out on-farm programming of selected Elk cows, and follow up with artificial insemination – so all you have to do is identify the cows and pick your preferred sire.
Cut 7.6kg velvet as a 2-year-old, and 10.2 kg a year later to gain a New Zealand heavy-weight record and remains 3rd in the world. His trophy head presides on the wall of our sale centre and Wapiti-Elk handling complex.
He was cutting 5.2kg as a 2-year-old, 10kg as 3-year-old, and a massive 13kg as a four-year-old and grew into a 480 SCI rack.
A son of 4-Play this incredible Elk was bred for greatness. He holds the record for New Zealand’s top trophy antler 561 SCI. As a 4-year-old he cut 15.8kg of velvet, and each year improved his velvet to 21 kg.
Another son of 4-Play, has been a top velvet producing bull. Best velvet was 22.5 kg. He grew a 500+ SCI 2014/2015.
Another top son of 4-Play, best velvet to date is 23 kg, an awesome body and velvet bull.