Milk Production – Firebird Farms

Milk Production

Milk production is not a trait that is typically verified in most breeding programs. Because most ranchers are not milking their yak cows, there is no way to tell precisely how much they are producing. However, if you are looking to raise a female yak to milk, chances are the rancher will be able to identify good candidates based on how well their dam grows a calf, and temperament. For a milk yak, you will want one that has the ideal temperament. They should be calm, social enough to learn to be touched all over, halter trained and trained to go into the stand daily. You can expect anywhere from one quart to one gallon of milk per yak, per day. It is a big time investment but oh, how fun!

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