Talking about Yaks, there are a longhaired cow that lives in the Himalayas, the Qing-Tibetan plateau and northern Mongolia. Apart from the domesticated population used for breeding, most wild Yaks are very vulnerable.
The female is called Dri or Nak, and Yak is the term for both genders. Yak cows often live in a herd, the long, thick fur on their bodies is the coat for them to cope with the harsh climate here.
Tibetan cowhair is soft and silky with some colors. For example, gray, brown, black and white. These hairs are about 1.2 inches long and are combed or stripped from the cow body and then removed.
The result is that the hairs can be rolled into rolls to weave or knit. Cow hair is made into ropes, carpets and many other products. Their leather is used in the manufacture of leather shoes and bags as well as in the construction of a basket boat.
Domestic yaks are raised primarily for milk, fur, and meat, as well as for plowing or pulling cars. They transport goods throughout the mountain passes to local farmers and traders as well as to expeditions and mountaineers. Cow dung is even burned as a fuel source.
Yak cow milk is made into a cheese called Chhurpi or Byaslag. Butter made from Yak cow milk is also an ingredient in the butter tea that Tibetans love to drink or make statues in religious festivals.
In some places in Tibet, bull racing is considered an entertaining attraction at traditional Tibetan festivals. In addition, spicy beef hotpot Yak, sweet bone and mushrooms are also one of the dishes that keep visitors coming to this land. So Yak cows are really cute and versatile, right?
So you should visit Tibet with majestic natural landscapes and very cute Tay Tang cows.