The Alberta Elk Commission (AEC)
The Alberta Elk Commission (AEC) is an association of individuals, farms and corporations actively supporting and developing the elk farming industry in Alberta. The AEC was founded in September of 1988 as the Alberta Gamer Growers Association. In 1993, it changed its name to the Alberta Venison Council (AVC). At the end of 1994, the Alberta Venison Council had 123 members in its Association. In Novermber 2002, the Association became The Alberta Elk Commission. From its humble beginnings, the AEC has grown to include 200 members farming over 10,000 domesticated elk in Alberta.
CRITICAL WORK. SUSTAINABLE STEWARDSHIP.
What we do
The Alberta Elk Commission is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We're constantly working on several fronts to help improve the lives of our animals, and to internationally promote the many benefits of our products.
There's every reason to be proud of Alberta's quality elk and the unsurpassed standards to which they're raised. Traditional medical practitioners in China, exotic meat vendors in Europe, safari ranches in Canada and the United States - the AEC tirelessly promotes Alberta's quality elk products around the global.
A big part of the AEC's mission is to provide funding and support to government research centers and universities, allowing us to continually better our understanding of our amazing animals. The more we know, the greater the benefit to everyone.
The AEC is committed to ensuring a high quality of life for our animals and safe, wholesome products for the public. Disease prevention is a serious business, and as members of the Alberta Farmed Animal Care, we've implemented protocols and surveillance programs which have made Alberta's elk industry a world leader.
The AEC advises its members in all facets of elk ranching, ensuring best practices and the most beneficial production methods for producers and their animals alike. The result is a humane and thriving world-class industry right here in Alberta