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sarlag
 - young bull - Mongolia

sarlag
(local/other name)

(most common name):
Mongolian Yak
(transboundary/brand name):
• Yak
(local/other name):
• Mongol ulsyn niitleg sarlagiin
• Монгол улсын нийтлэг сарлагийн
also named (English):
• Mongolian Common yak

The sarlag is a domestic yak found in Mongolia.

Whereas wild yak bulls average 170–200 cm (5.5 – 6.5 ft) at the withers, domestic yaks in general are much smaller. Mongolian domestic yak bulls stand 115–125 cm (3.7 – 4.1 ft) at the withers; cows stand 97–125 cm (3.1 – 3.5 ft). Coats range from the dark brown found on wild yaks to all sorts of color variations.

Yaks are a true all-purpose animal; they are used for riding and as pack animals, as well as being bred for beef and milk. Although yak meat has been described as being overly dark and coarse, yaks are raised for beef quite a lot in Mongolia.

(Mongolian) sarlag = yak


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Mongolia and read about other Mongolian cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.