Our clipping process ensures the health and welfare of our elk, as well as the safety and high standard of our products. Like any farming trade, producing a high-quality product requires years of experience, knowledge, and passion for the product. Our onsite veterinarian places particular attention to the harvesting process making certain the needs of the elk are met. The elk are never harmed and feel no pain during the clipping process.
The timing and methods we use to harvest the antlers are second to none. Each year, during late spring, we harvest and collect the raw material of the velvet extract by clipping the antler while they are in their cartilaginous state. This time of year is their accelerated growth period, giving us the highest level of nutrients available. Over the course of the following year, the antlers are regrown making our products renewable and environmentally friendly.
Again, our process is completely pain-free for the elk. On top of not wanting to cause harm to the animal, we know that a stressed out elk will not be as healthy, which leads to an inferior product. At BioProtein Technology, we strive to keep our animals as healthy and happy as possible.