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To Preserve, Promote, and Protect Yak through Policy. These committees are focused on creating public policy for IYAK and making decisions to develop a thriving IYAK community for the future. Steering Committees decide on the priorities or order of business of an organization and manage the general course of its operations.
To Preserve, Promote, and Protect Yak Health. These committees are concerned with the health and well being of the IYAK herd and are interesting in educating the community and preserving the quality of living for yak, the breeders and their consumers.
Yak Health Committee
Larry Richards (Chair) Living Diamonds Ranch
Meat Nutrition Committee
Melodee Smith, Clear Spring Farm
Wini Labrecque, advisor
Dr. Mike Heaton, USDA, GeneSeek,
Hasan Khatib, PhD, Chair, Animal Science, University Wisconsin Madison
Jessica Petersen, PhD, ANSC Animal Genetics and Genomics Lab, University Nebraska Lincoln
John Buchweitz, PhD. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Michigan State University.
To Preserve, Promote, and Protect Yak through Outreach. These committees focus on outreach to members, media and the population in general. They are concerned with providing resources that will help educate everyone on this special animal, our unique yak population and its global significance.