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Supporting breed integrity, education and sustainability.


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Today’s yak.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

International Yak Association (IYAK) is poised to triumph! The 8 year growth trend continues. North American Yak Registry (NAYR), IYAK membership and Conference attendance is up! Yak prices have never been better and demand for yak meat is at an all time high. 

Our members are saying "We're selling out before the calves are even hitting the ground." and "It's a great time to be getting into Tibetan yak." 

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2019 YAKapaloosa

The IYAK Winter Conference was a success. Now join us for the Yakapaloosa Eastern Conference 2019

August 22 - August 25, 2019



Stay tuned for videos and powerpoints!

Thursday, August 22nd
After 12 (noon) - Check in & arrivals

Friday, August 23rd
8 am to 11 am - Check in & arrivals 12 (noon)- Fiber Judging
1 pm – Meat Tasting
3 pm - Yak Chute Demos
4 pm – Fiber Arts Judging
7 pm – BBQ & Silent Auction

Saturday, August 24th
10 am – Pen Show Judging

1 pm – Meat Tasting
2 pm – Seminar TBA
2:30 pm – Seminar TBA
3 pm – Seminar TBA
3:30 pm – Seminar TBA
4 pm – Yak Q & A Session
7 pm – Meet & Greet The Loft @ Vesper Hills Golf Club 7:30 pm – Dinner at The Loft
8:30 pm – IYAK membership meeting

Sunday, August 25th
8am- 11am – Check Out & Departure9:00 Micronutrients Vitamins, Minerals & Yak Nutrition by Stephanie David & Steve Hill