Yakkin’ with a new herd

Yakkin’ with a new herd

Tibetan plateau native creates niche market in Colorado
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Lucy Butler scratches the chin of a yak cow on her and her husband’s Mesa View Yak Ranch in Montezuma County. Yaks are raised for their meat, hides, wool and for show.
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Yaks graze in fields on Tom and Lucy Butler’s Mesa View Yak Ranch in Montezuma County. Yaks are described as good all-around livestock, smarter than cows, friendlier than bison.
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Tom and Lucy Butler inspect Yaks grazing in a field on their Mesa View Yak Ranch in Montezuma County.
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Tom and Lucy Butler inspect a Yak grazing in a field on their Mesa View Yak Ranch in Montezuma County.
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A yak bull nicknamed “007” keeps an eye on visitors in a field on the Mesa View Yak Ranch of Tom and Lucy Butler outside of Mancos.
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Lucy Butler rubs the side of a yak cow as its young calf stands near on her and her husband’s Mesa View Yak Ranch.
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Lowdown on the yak

The yak, a native of the Himalayan region and as far north as Mongolia, is a member of the bovine family, the same as cattle. Wild yaks remain, but they are a vulnerable species, the result of hunting.
Most yaks have been domesticated through...

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