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Elk, also known as wapiti, are not commonly raised as livestock. Elk are a type of deer native to North America and Eurasia, and are typically hunted for their meat and antlers. However, some elk are raised on private game ranches for hunting or trophy purposes. Elk farming is a relatively niche industry, and the production of elk meat and antlers is limited compared to more traditional livestock species. Elk meat is considered a healthy alternative to other red meats, as it is low in fat and high in protein, but it is not widely available in grocery stores or restaurants. Elk antlers are used in traditional medicine, and are also used to make decorative items, such as knife handles and furniture. However, the use of elk antlers is regulated in many countries, and the collection and trade of elk antlers is carefully managed to ensure sustainable populations.