Welcome to the web site of the Yak Daddy
Ranch. Located in Buffalo, Wyoming
at the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, we
raise and sell yaks for meat or live sales
for starting your own herd.
Yaks were first domesticated in Tibet about 1,000 BC. They
are used for their milk, fiber, meat and as a mount or beast of burden. Yaks
were introduced into Europe in the 1800's and into Northern America in the early
People ask us why did we get into Yaks? After losing our Ag
exemption on our property in Wyoming, I knew we had to start raising something.
Friends of ours mentioned Yaks, and after some research we decided they made
perfect sense for our Mountain Ranch. Listed below are several reasons we chose
- Yaks are quiet
- Yaks require no special fencing
- Yaks are disease resistant and cold hardy, they eat snow for water
in the winter (Real important for our Wyoming winters)
- Females calve with ease
- Yaks are very docile and easily
- They are fun and unique
So what are Yak’s like and
would you want to own them?
Yaks are a unique breed with an exotic appearance. They
have dramatic horns and a hump similar to Buffalo. Yaks are intelligent, quiet
animals that live about 25 years. They learn fast and are playful. Bulls weigh
from 1,200 to 1,500 pounds, and cows weigh from 600 to 800 pounds. Yaks eat about a
1/3 of what a cow consumes and are easy on the land. Yaks come in several
colors: Black, Trim (Black with White trim), Royal (Black and White) Golden and
Woolly. Yaks need no special fencing or special feed, and they can mange well off
of good pasture, water, salt and minerals. Yaks don’t need shelter in the
winter. Yaks are easy to move from pasture to pasture (a little grain goes a
long way) using a stick to guide them.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in,
please contact us.
Newest addition to the herd