Lance & Brenda Hartkopf — 320-543-3664
Splendor Ridge Elk Farm
Lance & Brenda Hartkopf — 320-543-3664

About Us

About Splendor Ridge Elk Farm Splendor Ridge Elk Farm began operating in 1993 with 3 heifer calves on 5 acres of land as we set out to create a farming lifestyle for our young family. Now, 25 years later, our elk herd has grown to 180 animals on 75 acres of land near central Minnesota. Though our kids are now grown, they continue to be an integral part of the farm operation.

From the beginning, we have focused heavily on quality breeding stock to not only produce the highest quality breeding cows and bulls, but to also produce big bodied animals for the meat market, high producing velvet bulls and early maturing trophy bulls. We were one of the first farms to utilize artificial insemination over 20 years ago and we continue to bring in the best genetics North America has to offer to complement our herd genetics to reach our goals for each end market. We also now sell semen from several of our own breeding bulls to compliment genetics in other herds as well!

Consultation Available

Besides offering excellent quality breeding stock for sale, we also offer consultation services providing pre-sale and post-sale assistance with 25 years of experience in the elk industry. Whether assistance is needed with business planning, farm layout, marketing, nutrition, etc, we can help.

Contact us today to learn more about starting or enhancing your elk operation!
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