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Today’s yak.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

International Yak Association (IYAK) is poised to triumph! The 8 year growth trend continues. North American Yak Registry (NAYR), IYAK membership and Conference attendance is up! Yak prices have never been better and demand for yak meat is at an all time high. 

Our members are saying "We're selling out before the calves are even hitting the ground." and "It's a great time to be getting into Tibetan yak." 

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The IYAK Winter Conference was a success.

January 23 - January 26, 2019

The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is the biggest event in the livestock industry and it is our biggest annual event. IYAK’s Winter Conference is an opportunity to show our animals, buy and sell yak and products, and meet our friends. This was the place to be in January!

The National Western Stock Show office-admin (NWSS) received more calls and emails inquiring about yak and the IYAK halter show, than any other species! This is why NWSS approached us again to highlight yak and include IYAK in the 2019 parade and the rodeo. IYAK has moved fast in 2018 and we had exciting news to report at the 2019 Winter Conference. We had a banner year in 2019 with new energy and exciting new seminars! Already looking forward to 2020!



Stay tuned for videos and powerpoints!

9:00 Micronutrients Vitamins, Minerals & Yak Nutrition by Stephanie David & Steve Hill

9:30 Safe Facilities for Every Budget by Chris Butz

10:00 Farm to Table by Chris Butz and Doug David

10:30 Blue Ribbon Halter Showing by Carlice Cutright

11:00 Reading your Genetic Report by Nicole Porter

11:30 Genetic Yak Traits by Nicole Porter

12:00 Yaks in Tibet by Tenzin Bhagen

12:30 The Wonderful World of Yak Fiber by Wini Labrecque

1:00 Marketing your Yak Online by Jason Kohut

1:30 Caring for your Herd by Dr. Julia Herman DVM

2:00 IYAK Q & A Hour by Daniele Petee, Dr. Herman, Claire Roberts, Chris Butz and Steve Hill