OUR HERD

In 2015, we branched out from cattle into raising domesticated yaks. We bought our starter herd from Spring Brook Ranch in Kalispell, Montana. We also bought our first yak from Pack River Yaks in Sandpoint, Idaho. We are grateful to both ranches for getting us started, and for their assistance in breaking into the wonderful world of yaks!

The Bull Pen

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 2D090 Herman

Royal bull 

DOB: 4/11/2016

N024 Lurch x T085-B0 Dumb Girl

SV Ramble

Royal Bull

DOB: 4/11/2020

2D090 Herman x T078 Dreadlock Millie

SV Peanut

Native Trim Bull

DOB: 7/25/2018

Y114 Willy x T078 Dreadlock Millie

SV Needs a Name

Native Trim Bull

DOB: 4/22/2019

B116 Kayak x B010 Tammy

The Ladies

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S104 -B1 Baby 

Imperial Trim cow

DOB: 6/6/2009

I34 x Unknown

Sierra Valley Yaks Amelia

T120-GO Amelia 

Native Black cow

DOB: 6/19/2010

Unknown x Unknown

Sierra Valley Yaks Eleanor

Z173-GO Eleanor

Native Black Trim cow

DOB: 3/26/2012

Unknown x Unknown

2C238-GO Betsy

Royal cow

DOB: 7/13/2015

Unknown x S104-B1 Baby

Sierra Valley Yaks Lily

A170-GO Lily 

Imperial Trim cow

DOB: 7/15/2013

Unknown x Unknown 

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2D086 Kinnzie

Royal cow

DOB: 6/1/2016

T165 Buck x H064 Helga

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2D081 Tausha

Royal cow

DOB: 4/7/2016

Z159 Oscar x M027 Maggie Mae

B244 Princess

Royal cow

DOB: 2014

P018 LDR Alaska x P026 FW Finesse

Eleven

Imperial cow

DOB: 7/20/17

B116 Kayak x T121-GO Susan

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Maxine (Mad Max)

Native Black cow

DOB: 9/2/17

B116 Kayak x 2C041 Matilda

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Sprite

Native Black cow

DOB: 7/22/17

B116 Kayak x Z173-GO Eleanor

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Sally 2

Native Black Trim cow

DOB: Unknown

Unknown x Unknown

Sierra Valley Yaks Tammy

B010-B1 Tammy

Native Black Trim cow

DOB: 5/21/2014

P112 Chet x Q080-B0 TT Bar

Sierra Valley Yaks Clara

Z171-GO Clara

Native Black cow

DOB: 3/16/2012

Unknown x SBR N056

T121-GO Susan

Imperial cow

DOB: 6/6/2010

Unknown x Unknown

Sierra Valley Yaks Sandra

Z174-GO Sandra

Native Black Trim cow

DOB: 4/1/2012

Unknown x SBR 525

Sierra Valley Yaks Sally

Z172-GO Sally

Native Black Trim cow

DOB: 2012

Unknown x Unknown

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2D082 Serena

Royal cow

DOB: 4/10/2016

T165 Buck x M037 Shelby

2C041 Matilda

Native Black Trim cow

DOB: 5/8/2015

L076 Escalade x T152 Maureen

2D083 LuLu Belle

Imperial Trim cow

DOB: 4/16/2016

N024 Lurch x K82-B0 Kamey

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Levi

Native Black cow

DOB: 8/6/17

B116 Kayak x SallyZ172-GO

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Nancy

Native Black cow

DOB: 8/13/17

B116 Kayak x Z171-GO Clara

Squirt

Native Black cow

DOB: 7/22/17

B116 Kayak x Z173-GO Eleanor

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T078 Dreadlock Millie

Native Black Trim cow

DOB: 4/13/2010

SB N025 x  4T2B Carley's Royal Gold

Calves are Cute!

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Glory

Honorary Yak

DOB:7/4/2014

 

In Memoriam

Sierra Valley Yaks Kayak

B116 SBR Kayak 

5/14/2014- 1/30/2022

P112 Chet x Y102 Cher

Kayak is the foundation of our herd. He got us started in 2015 and sired many of our best yaks. He was the most perfect bull we could ask for.  He was gentle and sweet with not a mean bone in his body.  He was always up for treats and would be patient until it was his turn.  Kayak was born in Kalispell, Montana but he became a true California gentleman.

We miss him so very much.  

Y114 SBR Willy 

5/5/2011-9/17/2019

SBR Royal Gold Allante x SBR K011

We rescued Willy in the summer of 2018.  He was living in a very hot part of northern California with a small herd and the owners contacted us to ask if we would take them.  When we arrived at the ranch, we were shocked by his grandeur.  Willy was a stunning bull- large with a huge horn spread and a big, beautiful blocky head. He quickly fit in with our herd.  We were able to research his lineage and realized he was a foundation bull.  As soon as we determined who he was, we immediately made him part of our breeding program. 

 

His legacy lives on in our breeding bull SV Peanut, who is equally stunning.

SV Kali

10/22/2016-8/26/2018

B116 Kayak x Z174 Sandra

Kali was the first yak born on our ranch and of course, she was born while we were in Kalispell, Montana picking up a load of yaks from Spring Brook Ranch. As we were pulling into our driveway, we looked over by the creek and saw SV Sandra with a tiny black blob standing by her.  Greg slammed on the brakes and we both looked at each other in shock. We had a baby!