We all know that most animals produce around an equal number of males and females over time. Because in breeding situations the number of males needed is exponentially less than females one solution is to steer some of those extra males.
Will Ross of Ross Ranch Horns in Brownsboro, Texas rossranchhorns.com submitted to us this information on his young steer, BWS Old Red. This is a four year old steer with phenomenal growth and bloodlines. Talk about a pasture ornament.
We lost one of our WWA members Friday to cancer. Barbara Britton whose husband was Wayne until his passing a few years ago, lost her battle. She fought long and hard and kept her Watusi until the end. Others helped her feed and such, but she always said she wouldn’t part with them until she died. It was important to her, not only because she enjoyed them so much, but also because they had meant so much to her dear husband, Wayne. She promised him she would keep them in his honor and she kept her promises. Barb was a very dedicated and extremely hard working lady who even kept showing her Watusi at the shows when she had to do it all herself and then after Wayne passed. The last few years she had to stop traveling as her cancer was making it an impossibility for her, even with help from others and her family. She promoted the breed all through the years with dignity and conviction and we will miss her. A fond farewell.
Watusi are bred in a wide range of colors and types. We seldom focus on the cross bred animals that many of our members and their customers have raised and continue to raise.
Recently we were contacted by Bruce Cocanougher of Springfield, Kentucky about some of his stock. This is some information on his current breeding project. Bruce can be reached at Buckshotfl33@aol.com
Per Bruce: “Joy (Rider) told me that you once owned this cow and I was wondering if she has twin births in her pedigree. She had RARE twins last year, live births two days apart which vets say they have never seen happen and she looks to be carrying twins again this year. It was very hard getting her to take the second calf last year since she had already bonded with the first one. She is out of Tashina II and by Teflon Kid, and is 13 years old. Joy says she comes from a rather silly acting family as she herself was when I got her but she is a big pussycat now since I spend a lot of time with my animals. She has become a truly lovable cow and is a true pleasure to won, not to mention that she is a traffic stopper out here in rural Kentucky where most people have never seen a Watusi. I breed to an incredible Longhorn x Watusi bull I bought from Darol Dickinson that is tipping the scales at about 3000 pounds as a coming 5 year old. He is a son of Pretoria. A beautiful purple roan. The twin bulls are knock outs. I should have had them steered when small to sell as exhibition steers. Any info you have is appreciated.
One twin has black horn and one has white horn, they are both going to have great horn. The picture of June Bug does not reflect her wide and deep body, she is a big powerful girl and an easy keeper. She is rolling fat now in spite of our cold winter here. Some Watusis get thin in winter. I love the lyre horns. Have you ever seen a Longhorn x Watusi cross as beefy as Kenya? I have him sold as a herd bull but he has not been picked up yet. I will hate to see him go, he is a prince of a guy. Never has given a minute’s trouble and is dog gentle. I will load in him the pasture without gates when they come to pick him up as I do all my animals. People who buy from me can’t believe that I can do that. My bull’s sire is Pretoria who is FP. Also has bigger horns than his sire and still growing rapidly. He is taller than I am.
BREAKING NEWS, 2-16-16: Both heifers have been sold only the steer remains.
From Derrick Passey of Dead Broke Ranch in Canada we have a rare offer for sale. Contact Derrick at 403-330-6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“I’ve never been able to sell anything in a high market in my life, lol. I’m contemplating selling these two great heifers and a young trophy steer. The only time I can make a trip south is in April. It generally takes about a month to get all the testing done.
I’ll haul as far as Utah for free and will deliver the rest of the way for fuel.
Rarely are females with these pedigrees come up for sale.
3 year old DBR Miss Hottie $6500USD
2 year old DBR Sweet Cheyenne $6500 USD
3 year old Trophy steer out of DBR Miss Valentine. $3000 USD
They were exposed to BWS Mr Perfect for 4 months. We have not preg checked and selling as open.”
Just to let The Watusi World know: If you send in registration on a new animal YOU WILL NEED THREE PICTURES instead of one.
ONE PICTURE FROM THE RIGHT SIDE
ONE PICTURE FROM THE LEFT SIDE
ONE PICTURE FROM THE FRONT
Thanks in advance
These photos can be submitted by email to the registrar or by mail.
In our September meetings the Board of Directors has finalized a new registration program for percentage female animals.
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.
The Board of Directors of the World Watusi Association has suspended the membership privileges of North Texas Exotics known as NTE and Keith Fletcher of Sulphur Springs,Texas. NTE also operates from Yuba City, CA. No animals may be registered or transferred by these entities or anyone representing them. Any animal currently registered or purchased from these entities or associates will need to have WWA Board approval before registration or transfer is confirmed. If anyone has any questions, please contact a board member or the WWA Registrar.
The World Watusi Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of African Ankole- Watusi cattle.