What Is A Yak?
Yaks are native to the high plateaus and mountainous regions of the Himalayas in Tibet. They are a very hardy, sure footed animal with a long, shaggy coat, a horse-like tail, large horns and a hump at their shoulders. The males are bigger, have larger, wider horns and a larger hump than the females. Yaks are very slow to mature weighing between 800-1500lbs when fully grown.
Yaks have been domesticated for thousands of years and are a multi-purpose animal, being used for pack/trek animals in the mountains and for their meat, milk, wool and hides.
Why Yak Meat?
Yak meat is very tender, juicy and fine grained with a rich, flavourful almost sweet taste having no gamey or greasy after taste.
Yak meat is one of the healthiest meats you can eat. It is:
- High in protein
- Low in fat, cholesterol and triglycerides
- High in omega 3 oils, CLA’s, oleic and stearic (good) acids
- Low in palmitic (bad) acids
Our yaks are out on green pasture, 100% grass-fed and finished. They are not fed any grains and we do not use any growth hormones, steroids or antibiotics.