Welcome to Taos Mountain Yak

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


After being in the yaks business since 2005 I feel I have experienced almost everything about the yaks business and the yaks themselves. I invite others to converse through this blog concerning anything to do with yaks. Yaks are the longest domesticated bovine in the world.ALL yaks have cattle genes in their gene profile. Yaks do have the ability to live at altitudes of 10000 feet or higher. They are happiest 7000ft or above. They are not plains animals like the buffalo. Yaks are not recognized nor are they monitored by the livestock board. Yaks can be moved from state to state with few if any questions. Yaks are not usually branded in the same way as cattle. Forms of identification can be easily changed removed or replaced. Sheriffs do not get involved in such nefarious activities. Livestock Boards or their inspectors do not get involved in such activities. The yak association is more of a hobby farmers club.Yaks can be registered with the yak association.Anyone can join the Yak Association. However, it provides no protection concerning tracking your animals as the livestock board does for regular cattle recognized by the livestock board. The sole recourse if one has animals stolen, brands changed, or ear tags removed, altered and changed is a lawyer. So this is the start of this blog. I invite all and anyone interested in yaks or owning yaks to join and participate in this blog in the hope that it will contribute to the health care and maintenance of yaks in the USA and to develop protection for those currently owning yaks or about to buy yaks, as pets, fiber producing animals, meat animals or working animals for plow or for trekking and as pack animal.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Los Alamos CoOp has a fresh supply of Yak Meat. Los Alamos Farmers Market is at Fuller Lodge this Thursday.

Yesterday I delivered a fresh supply of both frozen yak meat and Yak Jerky to the Los Alamos CoOp. Remember Taos Mountain Yak Jerky is a healthy snack without nitrates, sulfites or SUGAR! I will not be attending the Farmers Market at Fuller Lodge.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Taos Mountain Yak will not be at the Los Alamos Farmers Market this week. Remember to visit Taos Mountain Yak by joyofyak on Etsy.

Yak meat by Taos Mountain Yak can be purchased at The Los Alamos CoOp. Please contact me by phone or email if you would like a special order of yak meat to be delivered and picked up at the CoOp.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Santa Fe Farmers Market, March 8th, 8am till 1pm. Taos Mountain Yak both feeds and dresses men and women!

Come for our Yak Jerky, in four flavors, Green Chile, Red Chile, Peppered and Lightly Salted.No sulfites or nitrates added.Order frozen yak meat to be sure you get what you want ...ground yak, yak stew meat or yak fajita meat all in 1# frozen packages and USDA Inspected every step of the way. Or come to us for a little natural warmth in our crochet and knitted accessories of yak, alpaca, llama and wool. We also have alpaca roving beautifully cleaned and ready to work with, as well as some remarkable hand spun fibers by Jodi Jurney. Also some very special felted alpaca slippers.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Santa Fe Farmers Market, March1, 2014 Beautiful alpaca roving for spinners and some for felters!

Along with our alpaca roving we have crocheted and knitted accessories in yak, wool and alpaca and llama fibers. Jodi has hand spun some of the alpaca roving in wonderful quick knitting weight. A special thank you to those who ordered their meat ahead of time! We also have jerky in four flavors, lightly salted, red chile, green chile and peppered yak jerky. Jodi will be a market today! Happy Tibetan New Year in he Year of the Wooden Horse! May the year of the Wooden Horse bring good fortune to you all!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Wishing you a Heartfelt Happy Valentines Day!! We will be at Santa Fe Farmers Market tomorrow 8am till 1pm.

To those who have ordered their meat in advance I say thank you .....we also have all four Jerky flavors and a few recipe books left for those who would like to be sure of securing Carla's wonderful recipes.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Santa Fe Farmers Market February 8th, 2014

FAREWELL to Carla: What fun she was!! I do still have available, a few recipe books which include some of Carla's wonderful yak meat recipes! Tomorrow, Jodi and I will be at the Taos Mountain Yak booth between Eloy and Frances with their native tea and dried chile powder AND MILK AND HONEY lotions and Soaps. I will have a selection of yak meat products along with the usual yak, alpaca and llama fiber products. There is still a good supply of Taos Mountain Yak Jerky in all four flavors, Red Chile, Green Chile, Peppered and Lightly Salted.No sulfites or nitrates in our Jerky!