Yaks -are gaining popularity across North America and internationally. There is no more versatile animal for your farm or ranch. Find out why you should choose yaks for your next livestock investment.
Domesticated, full blood yaks (bos grunniens or the grunting ox) are known to be a cross between the wild yak (bos mutus) and various local domestic cattle breeds surrounding the Himilayan Mountains. They have been domesticated for thousands of years and have served as the primary mode of transporting goods through the mountains of Tibet, Nepal, and the surrounding mountainous region.
Yaks have handlebar horns, shoulder humps, horse-like tails and long shaggy skirts hanging nearly to the ground.Yaks often live up to 20 years and more. Cows average about 600-800 pounds and around 4.5 feet at the hump. Bulls average 1200-1500 pounds but can reach over 1600 pounds. Standing 6.5 feet at the hump they can be very impressive. Yaks are a member of the bovine family. They come in several colors or types.
Yaks are multipurpose animals
Yaks in the Market
Yaks can fill a market niche for nearly any cattleman, small acreage owner, or exotic breeder. They provide a source of breeding stock, crossbreeding stock, meat, fiber, milk and dairy products, hides, horns, and they make excellent pack and trekking animals. Yak at a Yak Breeder to learn more!