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1 for the money, 2 for the show, 3 to get ready, now go, yak, go

News: Aug 02, 2010
by Betsy Marston

WYOMING
For the last eight years, John and Laura DeMatteis have raised a small herd of yaks on their 300-acre ranch in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. “I needed an ag exemption on my property,” he told the Casper Star-Tribune, “and didn’t want to do cattle, and bison are kind of a pain. So then somebody suggested yaks … and it made perfect sense with my property.” “Perfect” is hardly what the neighboring ranchers would say, though. They’re ....cont.

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