Welcome to Texas Yaks!

Texas Yaks is family-owned and operated in Weatherford, Texas. Our yaks are grass-fed and have free range of approximately 300 acres.

Yak meat tastes like beef, but better! Buffalo and elk meat are both lean and tend to dry out when cooked. Yak meat is also a lean meat; however, it remains juicy when cooked. Overall, yak meat has a delicate taste to it and it isn’t gamey or greasy. If you’re still not sure if you’ll like the meat, try some ground and cook it as you would ground beef. It is naturally very lean as the fat is located primarily on the outside of the carcass and is easily trimmed off resulting in low marbling which makes yak some of the most heart healthy meat on the market today.

We now have a printable flyer to advertise our yaks and yak meat.

Yak meat is:

  • A dark red meat
  • Very low in fat and cholesterol and around 95-97% lean.
  • Lower in calories than beef, bison, elk or even skinless chicken breast.
  • High in Omega 3 oil, Linoleic acid, Oleic acids, Stearic acid and poly-unsaturated fats.
  • Remains very juicy when cooked unlike most game or other exotic meats such as buffalo.
  • Higher in protein, minerals and vitamins than beef.
  • Lower in saturated fats, cholesterol, and triglycerides than beef.
  • Lower in fat than salmon and most other fish.
  • Sweet and delicately flavored, juicier than buffalo and elk; and never gamey.

Latest News

Yak meat at Buda's ViUDA Bistro
The footsteps of harried chefs squeaked across the kitchen floor of Buda’s newest bistro last Thursday. Grills sizzled and steam whooshed. In the dining room, forks and knives clinked like tiny music against the china.....

Grassfed Texas yaks are a healthy alternative to beef
Weatherford is a long way from Tibet. But outside the North Texas town about 30 miles west of Fort Worth best known for growing peaches, you'll find a herd of long-haired yaks that look like they could have been plucked straight from the vast, cold plateau of Tibet.....


"LOVED our rib-eyes tonight. Grilled just right (rare) with spinach sauteed in garlic and olive oil, some Sweetish Hill Bakery Baguette and sweet corn."

"We made some yak burgers on the grill this week and we all agreed the best burger (compared to any meat) we have ever had!"

"We had Yak burgers today, and they were fabulous! Your description of the meat was dead on – lighter than beef, not gamey at all – delicious!"

"We are now yak converts! Thanks for bringing this wonderful meat to our area!"

"Just made yak meatloaf with the ground. It was great! My fiance said it was delicious, which is high praise from him."