SCIENCE NEWS: IYAK Genetically Outperforming Tibetan Yak
IYAK genetics: Remarkable, exceptional and wild!
Our registered animals are out-performing the Tibetan domestic and wild-types on several genetic and phenotypic fronts. Its a very special population in the world. IYAK is a truly unique and valuable herd. UINC estimates indicate Tibetan wild yak are "Vulnerable" and dropping 2% per year (2014), and new counts suggest wild yak may already be endangered. IYAK may soon be the last strong hold of the original, ancient and pure genetics (if we continue to protect it)!
LDR Super Lock Yak, Bull (male) | Imperial Black DOB: 5/30/2008 (10 yrs)
Superlock is an Imperial Tibean Yak bull who has sired most of our calves. He has a commanding presence, a gorgeous head with a super wooly top knot and that beautiful square shape that we try to breed for. His horns are thick (10 inches diameter at the base) and what we like to see in a breeding bull. His hump and overall conformation is excellent.
GLR Rastamon Yak, Bull (male) | Imperial IYAK - Foundation# 2C019 | DOB: 6/6/2015 (3 yrs)
GLR Rastamon is going to make someone an awesome herd bull. He is sired by Superlock and his mother is Rena, one of our very favorite cows on the ranch. Rena has produced solid conformationally sound calves with excellent coverage and fiber characteristics and the wonderful personality that she wins every visitor over with. Rastamon will be two on June 6th and ready to be put to work soon. He has a gorgeous and big horn base and an awesome wooly head. He ought to make some killer calves coming from two Imperial parents!
Eva Gabor Imperial Trim, DOB June 6, 2017; Zsa
Eva Gabor or “Eva”, is a black trim Imperial heifer with a heart shaped star on her forehead. She’s already got quite a coat. Such a sweetheart, I can't wait to watch her grow up.