Musk Ox Farm

About Musk Ox Farm

The non-profit Musk Ox Farm is dedicated to the domestication of the musk ox, an Ice Age mammal that once roamed the earth alongside saber-tooth tigers and woolly mammoths. Known to Alaska Natives as “Oomingmak”, which means “The Bearded One”, this once-endangered animal produces an annual harvest of qiviut (kiv'-ee-ute), the finest wool in the world.

We welcome visitors to the farm for a close up experience of these magnificent ruminants with guided tours, engaging exhibits, a gift shop featuring some of the worlds only gently hand-combed qiviut fiber, qiviut yarn, and qiviut garments. We also host community events throughout the year. Visit our picturesque farm surrounded by the majestic Chugach and Talkeetna mountains.


Farm hand

April 2019 - September 2019 Palmer, AK
“I loved working with the animals (herding, combing, and feeding) and getting to be outside.”
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