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Yak Meat Wanted 

Discuss all aspects of yak meat end-product
theyakboys
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7/27/2016
theyakboys
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Needing an outlet for your Yak Meat? We are interested in purchasing Yaks for Meat from existing producers. If you are not or near Colorado, as long as you have a USDA processor reasonably close we can have the meat picked up from your processor.
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theyakboys
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7/27/2016
theyakboys
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We have found that for almost all producers, that unless you have 20+ meat animals to sell per year, or already have a customer base who will buy your meat, it is not worth the time, expense and effort it takes to market your Yak Meat. Web Sites and Farmers Markets are time consuming and can be expensive, Selling to restaurants, small butcher shops.grocers, etc. is tough in small quantities because it generally involves selling some cuts, but not others...then what do you do with the rest? Selling direct to consumer is another option but it does take a lot of time and generally some significant advertising..then there is handling costs, the packaging and spoilage loss...all of these options... do involve some risk. With out a ready, established market it is difficult to make your supply match demand. Additionally, the markup between Retail and Wholesale pricing on Meat is generally not that much, 15 - 25% in most cases. Sure seems like a lot of work and effort is being expended by smaller producers to try and do this, when it is not necessary. Yak Meat is a great product, but most US Consumers have no idea.....so we are happy to help solve this problem for you. I think the Yak Industry has been held back because there has been very limited effort at developing a commercial supply of the Yak Meat in the US....and if we are all going grow, be profitable and develop a sustainable industry it is going to take commercial demand to create more liquidity and profits for all yak producers - and at the end of the day this has to be driven by commercial demand for the meat and other products, making it profitable for producers to raise meat animals and more breeding stock. If you raise cattle...you know you can take them to your local sale barn any time and get paid....and that is because there is a commercial market for the meat. We would like to offer the same type of guarantee with yaks - if you can get quality meat animals to your local USDA processor, The Yak Boys will buy them.
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whiskeybravo
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11/29/2016
whiskeybravo
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theyakboys wrote:
We have found that for almost all producers, that unless you have 20+ meat animals to sell per year, or already have a customer base who will buy your meat, it is not worth the time, expense and effort it takes to market your Yak Meat. Web Sites and Farmers Markets are time consuming and can be expensive, Selling to restaurants, small butcher shops.grocers, etc. is tough in small quantities because it generally involves selling some cuts, but not others...then what do you do with the rest? Selling direct to consumer is another option but it does take a lot of time and generally some significant advertising..then there is handling costs, the packaging and spoilage loss...all of these options... do involve some risk. With out a ready, established market it is difficult to make your supply match demand. Additionally, the markup between Retail and Wholesale pricing on Meat is generally not that much, 15 - 25% in most cases. Sure seems like a lot of work and effort is being expended by smaller producers to try and do this, when it is not necessary. Yak Meat is a great product, but most US Consumers have no idea.....so we are happy to help solve this problem for you. I think the Yak Industry has been held back because there has been very limited effort at developing a commercial supply of the Yak Meat in the US....and if we are all going grow, be profitable and develop a sustainable industry it is going to take commercial demand to create more liquidity and profits for all yak producers - and at the end of the day this has to be driven by commercial demand for the meat and other products, making it profitable for producers to raise meat animals and more breeding stock. If you raise cattle...you know you can take them to your local sale barn any time and get paid....and that is because there is a commercial market for the meat. We would like to offer the same type of guarantee with yaks - if you can get quality meat animals to your local USDA processor, The Yak Boys will buy them.
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whiskeybravo
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11/29/2016
whiskeybravo
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https://www.benawilfarms.com/
I am getting ready to put up another 700 to 900 lbs net weight (weekend of 12/2/2016)
I am going thru a complete dispersal of herd and product.
I just put this website up to help with the dispersal.
Yak products that we have traditionally sold all go locally in a steady but slow trickle.
Will\
driller@sent.com
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