"Soak up the pasture lifestyle: get milking" Naryn Oblasty Things to Do Tip by Eish

Naryn Oblasty Things to Do: 5 reviews and 7 photos

  Milking yaks
by Eish
  • Milking yaks - Naryn Oblasty
      Milking yaks
    by Eish
  • Milking the horses - Naryn Oblasty
      Milking the horses
    by Eish

In the morning we woke up at about 6am to watch the yaks being milked. The yak calves are tethered at night so that they do not drink their moms' milk before the humans get it. They are untethered briefly to suck for literally 30 seconds to start the let-down reflex, then retethered while their mom is milked.

In the evenings the horses were milked (second pic).

Address: Tash Rabat, Kyrgyzstan
Directions: But I suppose could be any pasture

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  • Written Oct 28, 2007
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