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Pakistan Yak

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Country: Pakistan

Home tract: Northern areas of Pakistan at altitudes higher than 3000-7000 meters above sea level.

Remarks: As a pack animal it can transport a heavy load up to 20 miles a day. Saddles, whips, boots and other articles are made from its hide. Its meat has a red colour with good tenderness quality. Its hair is useful for making various things like chhara (carpet) and ropes etc. Average annual production of hair per yak is about 5 kg.


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  2. ILRI, 2007 [Web Reference]
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