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Rounding up the Golden Royal Herd

Yesterday we rounded up the Golden Royal Herd. Beautiful day it was and went very smooth. Separated the mommas from their babies with no problem. They enjoyed the little bit of a break, while we tagged their babies. We have 7 new babies; 4 Golden Royals, 2 Black Royals with a gold gene, and 1 Golden Trim. 3 are Bulls and 4 are female.

We brought home the 2 Black Royals to bottle feed. They are doing great today and have made great friends with Kota, the ever present border collie. She makes a great mom.

We also pulled our halter trained Golden Trim Cow, Golden Fire. Time for a little refresher course. It won’t take much. She already proved out in the pasture that she will follow us anywhere, as she kept getting in the way when we were sorting babies and mommas. Little rascal! We ended up putting her in the stock trailer just to get her out of the way.

She will be going to the wool show with us in October, along with the two bottle babies and possibly Whitey. Old Friends, those two.

Will keep you updated!

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Back from the National Western Stock Show

We are back from the National Western Stock Show! We had a great time talking with everyone who visited with us. Thanks for your support of Yaks and DELYAKS!

We took 8 of our own Yaks to the Stock Show. We entered 5 of them in the Halter Show and all were entered in the Pen Show. Our Black Royal Yak Bull (I prefer to call him our White Royal Yak Bull) won First Place in the Pen and Halter Show.

We had two bottle baby Yaks we took to the Stock Show. They would curl up to one another during the day. Aren’t they soo cute. The Black Trim ended up going to a new home at the end of the Stock Show.

All in all, we had a great time!

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National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado

The National Western Stock Show is fast approaching, and we are getting ready to attend. DELYAKS will be there January 21st until the 23rd. Will you be there to watch the Yak Halter Show on January 22nd or perhaps try some delicious yak meat? How about taking some home for the whole family to try. DELYAKS will be selling Yak meat to the public. Come talk to us about Yaks and Yak Products.

National Western Stock Show Schedule for Yaks is as follows.
Subject to change

THU 1/21

FRI 1/22

SAT 1/23

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Video of Yak meat Burger and how it tastes

Yak meat is a naturally ultra-lean dark red meat (95% to 97% fat free overall) and is still very juicy due to it’s high percentages of Omega 3 oils, CLA’s ( Conjugated Linoleic Acids ), Oleic Acids,and Stearic Acids, (35% higher than beef as a percentage of fats that are good for us). At the same time, Yak meat is very low in Palmitic Acid which is bad for us (30% less than beef as a percentage of fats, and 120% less than beef as a percentage of meat).

If you cook Yak meat right (medium rare to rare) you will taste the exquisite flavor and tenderness that is Yakmeat.

In this video, you can see that the Yak meat is well done. Do not try Yak meat this way, no matter the cut! It ruins the flavor and experience. In our experience with blind taste test, Yak meat always won over other quality meats. Yak meat is a sweet and delicately flavored red meat. Yak is juicier than buffalo and elk, and never gamey. It is lighter tasting than beef, never greasy. This all-natural premium lean meat is never bland or mushy. You will love it……… But only if you are willing to try it!!

Yaks Meat. from andre 3000 on Vimeo.

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Eye On Sports: Yak Racing

“Every now and again at some festival in central Asia, these polite, patient yaks let some dudes dress them up in a fancy costume, jump up on them and race them.”

This is a very cute article about Yak racing in central Asia with great photos. Thank you thefeistysweetheart for this great article. If you would like to read the whole article, which I advise you to do, Click Here

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Nutritional Qualities Of Yak Products Drives Industry Expansion In China

The Hongyuan Dairy Company wants to expand their facilities in southwest China in order to meet increasing domestic and international demand for nutritional products derived from the yak. Yak products are organic and offer many healthly benefits.

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High cholesterol? Try yak meat

Have high cholesterol? Scientists at the National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) have found very high omega-3 fatty acid in the meat of yak. Omega-3 fatty acid is made up of eicosapentaenoic acid, docosohexanoic acid and α-linolenic acid. Along with Yak meat being high in Omega-3 fatty acid, it is also high in conjugated linoleic acid – helps combat cardiovascular diseases by keeping cholesterol in check.

Omega-3 fatty acids are part of a healthy diet that helps lower the risk of heart disease. Increased intake of EPA – eicosapentaenoic acid has beneficial effects on coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis. DHA – docosohexanoic acid is essential for the proper functioning of our brains as adults, and for the development of our nervous system and visual abilities during the first 6 months of life. ALA –  alpha-linolenic acid and other omega-3 fatty acids may help treat a variety of conditions. The evidence is strongest for heart disease and problems that contribute to heart disease, such as high blood pressure. CLA – Conjugated linoleic acid is a good fat that may be a potent cancer fighter. Possible benefits of CLA are:
Increases metabolic rate
Decreases abdominal fat
Enhances muscle growth
Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
Lowers insulin resistance
Enhances immune system

Wikipedia – CLA, EPA, DHA
University of Maryland Medical Center – EPA, DHA, ALA

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Couple raises yaks in Berthoud for their traits superior to those of cattle

Article By Pamela Dickman
Loveland Reporter-Herald

The Gillettes started with three yaks — Max, Maddie and Maggie — and plan to expand. Eventually, they hope to sell babies, meat and specialty wool online and at farmers and wool markets.
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New Yak Babies

They have arrived. Here are some of our new Yak babies. Enjoy the pictures.

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Hollywild Baby Yak Needs a Name has posted a article about a new baby yak born in the Hollywild Animal Park in Inman, SC. They are looking for name suggestions. To view the article, please go to Hollywild Baby Yak Needs a Name

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