Mr Shamurat and his family own two yurts. A large one which they use for sleeping, and a smaller one which they use for cooking, gatherings and food storage. The family kills approximately twenty-five sheep and goats per year for food. He always kills 15 of them in November and hangs the meat in the yurt for the winter before the animals get thin.
Mr Shamurat is always in charge of killing the animals himself by cutting their throats and letting them bleed to death. It's the halal way. He also makes use of the hide which is made into clothes, rugs or accessories for the horses. Even the stomach is used. It is dried, and serves as a container. The best and leanest parts of the animal are usually left to dry inside the yurt for future use, whereas the entrails are used for stew.