As most of you should be aware we recently upgraded our website to include a complete listing of all Watusi registered with the World Watusi Association. Members in good standing can access this information at any time by clicking the link at the top of the homepage at watusi.org. Now we are working on our next project.
We would like to make available as many photographs as possible for these registered animals. As you know the registration process provides for photographs to be submitted, however, these are most often taken within the first year of life of the animal. We would request that anyone with more updated photographs of their animals submit them to us and we will place them on your animal’s pedigree page.
Simply send in the photo, give us the animal’s name and if you have it the approximate date that the photo was taken so we can determine the age. Needless to say most of these animals change significantly from birth to death, how they are represented it up to you. This will include all animals, alive or deceased, the more the better.
Every year as our annual membership meeting approaches we prepare for our election of new members to the Board of Directors.
Our membership meeting will be held on September 21, 2016 in Macon, Missouri so we must get our ballots ready by July.
There are three positions coming up for election this year for 3 year terms. If you would like to run or if you know of some other member that would like to run and serve, please contact Pam Jackson, our Secretary, at email@example.com or Cindi Darling, firstname.lastname@example.org or Garett Judd, email@example.com.
This Association belongs to all of our members and as such the determination of our Board of Director’s is important to every one of us. The qualifications are simple besides a desire to serve, one must be an active, voting member in good standing for two consecutive years with no felony convictions. We look forward to more participation.
Duane and Kolene Gilbert http://gilbertswatusiandzebra.com/index.html proudly present this new young bull. Bar G Thunder is an upcoming herdsire just starting his career. His first 4 calves are on the ground and they are taking off running. The future for this guy looks very bright.
Klauss Chief Skull has been the premier herdsire for StarB Texotics for several years. He pretty much speaks for himself. He represents some of the most famous background animals in the bred. He already has 34 offspring to his record and will show his mark on the breed.
We previously reported that in our September, 2015 meeting the Board of Directors of the World Watusi Association approved a new hardship registration program for female percentage animals. This has been a very successful program and many previously lost animals have been added to our breeding pool.
For a period of one year from September 23, 2015 through September 22, 2016 in an attempt to recognize animals that have been lost to the registry the World Watusi Association is offering a special category for the Hardship of mature female percentage animals. During this period a non-refundable $100.00 hardship fee, three (3) photos one each from the left side, right side and the front shall be submitted to the Registrar together with an application as complete as possible including the best estimate of the age of the animal and any known information. The animal will be accepted or rejected for registration based upon the ruling of the entire Board of Directors. The Board shall rule in the following categories: 1) Native Pure 2) ¾ Blood 3) ½ Blood or 4) Not a Watusi. Registration fee shall be $25.00 on animals accepted by the board.
After acceptance and registration of females, calves of the hardship female under the age of 12 months will be eligible for registration under the regular rules in Section 4 and 5.1 of Rules. Prior calves over 12 months of age shall be subject to the hardship rules herein.
Complete the existing Registration Application as much as possible.
Provide three (3) photos of the animal for whom the application is submitted. These photos may be submitted by email or by mail. The poses are to be one from each side and the front of the animal.
Please provide as much information as possible. On a separate paper please state where and when was the animal obtained? Name and address of seller, name and address of breeder if available, Any information provided when animal was purchased. Any photos and/or information on the sire and dam.
Not having any information on the background of the animal submitted for hardship registration does not disqualify it from consideration, but will aid the Board in making a decision.
The World Watusi Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of African Ankole- Watusi cattle.