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Drew Juuti, 15, stands with his bottle baby, EVangeline, a four-month-old yak. Evangeline is mostly yak, but has a little bit of cow in her as well.

It’s a long way from their homeland, but yaks flourishing on Rimbey ranch

Yaks are easy keepers, easy calvers and easy to move, 
but they are so rare, it’s hard to find yak meat and fibre

Shane Juuti can really yak about his yaks. They’re easy keepers, easy calvers, low maintenance, and do well in cold winter months, said Juuti who has been raising yaks since 1996 and now has 225 animals, the largest herd in Alberta. That’s roughly one-quarter of the Canadian herd, which numbers less than 1,000 (there are […] Read more