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10/29/2017

Topic: AI

Guest

Guest
Topic: AI
Is Yak Semen available for AI? Who has it? How can I get it? How expensive is it?
5/7/2017

Topic: Steers

somewhere southern
Posts: 1
somewhere southern
Posts: 1
Topic: Steers
What is the best age and the best way to steer a bull calf?
11/29/2016

Topic: Yak Meat Wanted

whiskeybravo
Posts: 2
whiskeybravo
Posts: 2
Topic: Yak Meat Wanted
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
11/29/2016

Topic: Yak Meat Wanted

whiskeybravo
Posts: 2
whiskeybravo
Posts: 2
Topic: Yak Meat Wanted
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.
7/27/2016

Topic: Yak Meat Wanted

theyakboys
Posts: 2
theyakboys
Posts: 2
Topic: Yak Meat Wanted
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.
7/27/2016

Topic: Yak Meat Wanted

theyakboys
Posts: 2
theyakboys
Posts: 2
Topic: Yak Meat Wanted
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.
1/3/2016

Topic: new herd startup

rio hondo yaks
Posts: 1
rio hondo yaks
Posts: 1
Topic: new herd startup
Hello, I'm a new member looking to start a small herd this may - april. Would like to begin with 2 young heifers and 1 young bull ... looking for proven breeders with good fiber and meat production potential. If you will have young stock available in that time frame please let me know. Any other advice or information would be appreciated as well. Thanks. Jerome Smith, Rio Hondo Yaks ( check out my farm page )
7/23/2015

Topic: Where did this website come from!?

yakzz.com
Posts: 1
yakzz.com
Posts: 1
Topic: Where did this website come from!?
Yakzz is now proud to offer complete personal farm websites. This means that you can have your own farm website (i.e. www.myfarm.com) and Yakzz is your editing system. Whatever you upload to Yakzz will be synced to your website and onto Yakzz - a real 2 for 1!

Website packages include website hosting, email accounts, and our personal support to help you every step of the way.

All you need for your website is an upgraded Yakzz membership. Designs are included for free. You can see what your website would look like by going to the 'My Website' tab in your Yakzz account, clicking "Designs & Customization," then clicking the design you like. Your site will immediately be previewed and all the information you've uploaded to Yakzz will already be on your website.

If you need a website address (such as www.myfarm.com), we can register one for you (domain registration fee applies).

These are websites designed and built especially for Yak farms, so get yours going today!
4/15/2015

Topic: How to get started

joe
Administrator
Posts: 3
joe
Administrator
Posts: 3
Topic: How to get started
To get started with putting your farm and animals on Yakzz, click the 'Join' tab above, select the plan you'd like and follow the on-screen steps.

Once you've created your account, go to the 'My Farm' tab in your account and click 'Edit My Farm Page' to set up your farm profile.

To start adding animals, go to the 'My Farm' tab and click 'My Herd.'

If you're not sure how to do something or what a certain input is for, look out for the little blue and white info icons next to certain inputs that explain what they're for. If you need help, go to our /support/ page for frequently asked questions and how to get in touch with us.
4/15/2015

Topic: Let us know! This site is for you

joe
Administrator
Posts: 3
joe
Administrator
Posts: 3
Topic: Let us know! This site is for you
Let us know if something could be improved or doesn't work well. You're the experts when it comes to yak, so we want to know if something could be made better for you.

We hope you like the site and all that it offers!
4/15/2015

Topic: Where did this website come from!?

joe
Administrator
Posts: 3
joe
Administrator
Posts: 3
Topic: Where did this website come from!?
Maybe you're excited to have found this site but are wondering how such a nice, fully-featured site could have been put together for a relatively new and small industry such as yaks?

Well, Yakzz.com is a website that runs on a software platform developed by Openherd for many livestock industries and so we were able to bring this platform to the yak industry.

This isn't some generic content management system that was slapped together by a big company. We're very small and everything has been custom-built specifically for marketing farms and animals online. We love what we do and we love serving our members in a very personal way.

So we're sure you'll love this site and how well we take care of our members.

Joe Preston
Yakzz.com | Openherd