What is the KCBA?
The KBCA is the member association for all the elk and deer breeders in the state. In 1995, the KCBA was formed to represent the voice of cervid breeders at the state and national level. It connects its members with other breeders, markets, and news. The KCBA is guided by a five member board of directors. The KCBA works with Kansas state agencies and other livestock and cervid associations across North America.
What are cervids?
Cervids are all members of the deer family. This includes elk, moose, and all breeds of deer. Male elk and deer grow and shed antlers every year.
Why do people raise elk and deer?
Farmed elk and deer are viable industries in Kansas and dozens of states across the nation. Farmed elk and deer have been in Kansas since the 1980's. The KCBA has members that raise cervids for many purposes utilizing markets or companionship.
What are the markets?
There are several markets for elk and deer breeders to utilize.
Who regulates farmed elk and deer?
Farmed cervids are under the jurisdiction of the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Animal Health Division. This has been in effect since 1993 when the original domestic deer language passed the Legislature. (KSA 47-2101)
What kinds of elk and deer are raised in Kansas?
There are several different breeds of deer that are raised on cervid ranches in the state. Elk and Whitetail Deer are the most common cervids raised. Other common breeds of deer include Fallow Deer, Sika Deer and Red Deer.
How do you handle cervids?
Any person that has land to raise elk or deer may do so by constructing the correct type of facilities. Facilities must have 8' high-tensile wire fence used as perimeter fences due to the nature of their ability to jump. Gates and alleyways are commonly used to move animals. Elk and deer can be hauled to new places by an enclosed stock trailer.
How do you care for cervids?
Cervids are usually wormed two to four times a year. Elk and deer are feed corn, grain, or a deer pellet purchased at a local feed supply. All animals must have two forms of identification. Many animals are DNA matched to sire and dam.
Are elk and deer prone to disease?
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