Exotic Bovids

Texas Longhorn

The Texas longhorn is a type of cattle known for its trademark horns, which can stretch out to 120 inches tip to tip for steers and remarkable cows and bulls in the 70 to 80 inch tip to tip go. Horns can have a slight upward turn at their tips or even triple twist. Texas Longhorns are known for their extraordinary variated shading.

History of the breed

A Texas longhorn cow, the first cattle to arrive in North America and the only type of cattle to develop without human selection, the Texas Longhorn will flourish in lands where no other breed can live; subsist on weeds, desert flora and cactus; go days without water; and remain fit and prolific whether its living in the burning, parasite-plagued tropics or in the bone-dry, below zero winters of Montana.

Longhorns and calf

In different parts of North America this breed is utilized for substantially more. Longhorn cattle have a solid survival sense and can discover sustenance and sanctuary amid times of intense climate. Longhorn calves are exceptionally intense and can stand up sooner after birth than average. Longhorn cattle can breed for quite a while, well over a decade. There have been cows that have reared calves for up to thirty years. A few farmers keep Longhorns for their simple calving. A Longhorn cow will frequently go off alone to a protected place to have the calf before bringing it home.


Most types of cattle fall into beef or dairy. The Texas longhorn is a carcass animal known for its lean meat, which is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than average. The Texas Longhorns are additionally utilized for their phenomenal characteristics including hybrid vigor and simple calving capacities when crossed with different breeds. Be that as it may, they continue representing the sentiment of the Old West and are regularly kept for their majesty and romance.


Bison cow and calf

Bison are the main “steers” local to North America, so it is a definitive “Legacy meat”. However, the essential motivation behind why I think Bison are so unique is that they are still wild and have not been trained and reared for production (like meat cattle have been for a great many years). Since Bison have not been “adjusted” by people, despite everything they are to a great degree strong with their regular invulnerability and strong immune system (for instance Bison aren’t immunized for the respiratory ailments basic in meat and dairy steers). Likewise, Bison were “selected” to be outside in outrageous climate conditions and needn’t bother with covers from snow squalls or horrendous warmth (they grow a thick Winter coat at that point shed it for the Summer). At the point when the Bison cows (rearing females) are raised normally, their profitable life is 3 to 5 times longer than meat and dairy cows (since they are not “pushed” hard for production), and the Bison have their calves normally without human help. The Bison likewise still have the majority of their survival impulses that served them well for a couple of hundred thousand years. What this offers, is that not exclusively are the Bison hereditarily more characteristic than some other meat breed, yet with Bison there are no long-term cumulative problems from anything that agriculturists may have done over thousands of years. For instance; my Bison never get anti-infection agents, and their predecessors did not get antimicrobials, but rather many meat dairy cattle do get anti-biotics when youthful, and their “hamburger” progenitors got anti-biotics, yet their meat can be showcased as no anti-anti-biotics in light of the fact that the animal did not have any promptly preceding reaping it.

Tibetan Yak

Yaks have a classic ‘old world’ appearance, Also known as the Tibetan Bison or the “Grunting Ox”.  In many states, yaks require no exceptional licenses, check with state specialists for specifics. Dairy cattle fencing is by and large sufficient. They are winter strong and illness safe. Calving is simple bringing about a 25-35 pound calf. They require no uncommon feed – grass works genuinely great. At weaning time, you won’t hear a group of bellowing calves as yaks are generally as tranquil as a fish! Yakity Yak simply doesn’t fit. Yaks do make a grunting sound to speak with one another and with their infants.

“Ride, Pack, and Pull – Meat, Milk, and Wool”

Ride/Pack/Pull: Yaks are in charge of the Trans-Himalayan trade routes among Tibet and Nepal transporting untold amounts of salt and different products as the centuries progressed. With proper training, they can convey loads like pack ponies, well more than 150 pounds, and they needn’t bother with extraordinary feed on the trail. Look at these yak trekking locales: The Alaska Yak Trekking, Tibet Yak Treks.

Yak standing ready for the trail ahead

Meat: Yak meat, dark red with minimal fat, is extremely delicate. The flavor is best portrayed as beef like however unique; we find better. We now and again feed little measures of common grains by turn in training or as treats, yet our yaks are for the most part grassfed, and grass finished.

Milk: As a dairy animal yaks they are prized, (sherpas call the bovines naks) yak-butter tea being viewed as a genuine treat with Tibetans. It goes great with grain for breakfast… perhaps. Yak milk is rich in butterfat at around 6% to 11% making it perfect for yogurt, butter, and cheese. Yak cheese is building up an awesome notoriety around the world.

Fleece: The yak’s undercoat, fiber or fleece, is fine, similar to angora and cashmere, Our companion calls it “yakmere“. This sumptuous fiber is utilized to deliver awesome pieces of clothing. The long protecting hair is utilized for several purposes, including ropes, belts, and leads. Yak tail hair is utilized to make showy wigs including each one of those extraordinary clown wigs and even Santa Clause’s facial hair. Yak hide is the staple of Hollywood’s monster motion pictures. Every one of the greats, Cornelius, Dr. Zeus, the Wolfman, and the forceful Chewbacca all wear yak hair when on camera.

Yak-Crosses: Yaks can be crossed with household cows and bison to make “best of” hybrid crosses. As a reward, the F1 terminal steers are sterile taking out the requirement for castration.

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