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yak

a large, up to 6 ft high at the shoulder, very longhaired ruminant with a round forehead, widely separated horns, a shoulder hump and a grunting call instead of a lowing one. Hunted for its meat and hair, it is also an excellent draft animal and can survive well at altitudes above 13,000 ft (4000 m). Called also Bos mutus.
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The woman's family trades a yak, a packet of butter and four sheep for buttons, watches, six pairs of socks and some woollen hats.
Residents have also offered to buy the surviving yaks, offering up to 3,500 yuan for adult animals, the report said.
DNA was extracted from gut content of 15 yaks (5 yaks in each age group) using the Stool DNA Kit (OMEGA, USA) according to the standardized protocol.
Despite its foundation in anonymous messaging and basically no sign-up process, Yik Yak has made several changes over the past two years that let users take more ownership of their identity.
While Sheehan doesn't believe Yik Yak is the only social media app helpful to newsrooms, it is a tool in the arsenal.
Created in 2013 by two friends after they graduated from Furman University in South Carolina, Yik Yak has become a huge hit on college campuses nationwide.
Derived from the Yak 18 and the Yak 50 and first flown 24 years ago, nearly 1,800 have been built and is still in production today.
She said: "Standing looking at a herd of yak on a Mongolian mountain, I commented to a friend that their coats would make gorgeous jumpers.
26%), and only young yaks in Qinghai Province were affected.
38% seropositivity for BTV was detected by cELISA in unvaccinated yaks in Issyk Kul (Table 1).
Burleson says, "Sherpas come over and help me with the yaks, so there's this real Nepali kind of feeling; the yaks are all dressed in bells, but it's not overdone.
The Shooting Stars (36th FBS/8th FBG) quickly accelerated out of range, wheeled around in a fast wide circle and came up behind the Yaks, 1st Lts.