In Qinghai, the tents used by herdsmen are made of yak hair. A male yak can shear its hair once a year, grab its hair once or twice, and cut two or three kilograms of hair a year. The dense and thick hair of cattle is a good material for sheltering from wind and rain. Nowadays, Qinghai yak's wool also forms an industry. Yak's wool has soft luster, strong elasticity, slippery and waxy handle, which is warmer and softer than wool. In recent years, it has been applied in the field of garment production and has become another high-grade textile material after cashmere.
Qinghai Yaks full of treasures
Yak milk can also be made into yogurt, butter, cream residue and other foods. May, June and July are the most beautiful seasons of the plateau grassland. The sky is clear and the air is fresh. This is also the time when yaks produce the most milk and have the best quality. The best cows can produce 6-7 kilograms of milk every day for these three months.
Yak dung can also be used. After natural air-drying, it can be used as fuel for heating and cooking for herdsmen. Maybe you will find burning cow dung ugly and disgusting, but Qinghai yak is grazing and breeding, eating natural tender grass, drinking mountain water, so Qinghai yak dung is not very stinky, which is also famous for Qinghai yak beef.
Yak beef is also the first-class beef. The meat is tender and refreshing. It is not only delicious, but also convenient for preservation. It is suitable for people who travel to fill their hunger. Yak bone is also a treasure. Bovine bone is rich in collagen and calcium, which plays an important role in strengthening the body.