Welcome to Vermont Yak!
What do you get when a farmer, a businessman, a professor, a hockey mom, a non-profit leader, and their five kids get together?
Vermont’s – and perhaps New England’s - first yak herd, of course.
Yaks are iconic, hardy animals that are currently not being kept or bred in Vermont. They are beautiful to look at (think buffalo with prayer flags), healthy to eat, suitable for use as guard animals for sheep, generous with their cashmere-like hair, and trainable as pack animals.
Vermont Yak Company is introducing this spirited Tibetan animal to Vermont as a way to bring new variety to the local food movement, as a contribution to a holistic farming effort in which pasture-fed yak would fertilize fields and gardens, and as a multi-faceted revenue source – meat, agritourism, and breed stock are our three primary sales arenas.
Be in touch to find out more about our efforts!