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Information about Watusi cattle from all over the world.

Ankole products

Don Morgan advised us of this unique company.  Very interesting concept and use of horns.  A visit to their website tells their story.

“The more product I buy … the more I sell”
says Courtney Beachaump, store owner of Tiny Finch at the Pearl – San Antonio, TX

Courtney has been our go-to client, helping us test the market with new products and prices. She has increasingly invested in Ankole, placing larger orders every 2-3 months. She tries to represent the line fully with 3-5 pieces of each item on display. The Tiny Finch is known for having Ankole in stock so they have repeat customers who buy for themselves and for gifting! “Our customers love the story!”

Keys to Success:

#1-Train sales staff to tell the Ankole story

#2-Design a full table around the ANKOLE line

#3-Invite us to come participate in an event at your store to bring awareness and draw attention to the line.

http://www.ankoleliving.com

 

Mother Earth News Expo

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We have attached some pics of our exhibit at the 2018 Mother Earth News Expo in Asheville, NC. We had a steady stream of people for two days asking questions, taking pictures and just admiring the majestic Watusi cattle. Our goal was to promote the breed and I believe that was accomplished. Our exhibit was recognized as best booth in the livestock exhibits. We have been invited back again next year and the entire family is looking forward to the trip. We have also been invited to the South Carolina State Fair in 2018 but have not made a decision on that event at this time. Thanks to everyone in the association that made this expo very special.
Respectfully
Richard L. Broker
River Oaks Cattle Co., http://riveroakscattle.com
Robbins, NC  910-464-5244
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Foundation Pure Bulls For Sale

JHF KY COLONEL
JHF KY COLONEL, WWAFP2805 born April 20, 2008 by JHF Orambo Thunder out of JHF Barbie
2017 unregistered bull calf, Titan by JHF Colonel out of Bar G Spotted Tanza
2017 unregistered bull calf, Titan by JHF Colonel out of Bar G Spotted Tanza

I am looking to move out my  foundation pure older bull, JHF KY Colonel WWA FP2805, and my foundation pure young calf born last year. The bull is a proven breeder and is in good health. He has bred all of our cows every year and all calves have been healthy. He has a great gentle temperament and very easy to work around. He is 10 years old. The bull calf was born last January. Adult Bull is registered, young bull is able to be registered and will come with the registration application, his sire is JHF KY Colonel, WWA FP2805, dam is Bar G Spotted Tanza, WWAFP2080. We are asking for $5000 for the adult bull and the yearling $1500. If interested please contact Sarah Friedel at 240-566-6119. Thank you.

Sarah Friedel
Corporate Collections Manager and Registrar
General Curator
Virginia Safari Park
229 Safari Lane
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
scurator@virginiasafaripark.com
(540) 291-3205 ext. 108
(240) 566-6119

Auction Report – Macon, Missouri and Sycamore Springs Ranch, Oklahoma

Native Pure cow 'Firefly' Native Pure cow sold at Macon sale
Native Pure cow ‘Firefly’ Native Pure cow sold at Macon sale`

The sale of watusi at the Lolli Bros. Exotic Sale was held in Macon, Missouri on April 12, 2018.  A total of 43 head of registered watusi were offered, 4 percentage animals and an additional 9 head of grade animals.
Top Selling Foundation Pure cow:
RR Daisy $6500
Top Selling Foundation Pure Bull: $2700
Bar G Candy Man (top bid on a Foundation Pure bull was $8100.00 for BWS Redman, no sale)
Top Selling Foundation Pure Heifer $5,000, Holy Smoke
Top Selling Native pure cow:  $2700 Firefly
Top Selling Native pure bull $2500 Buster
Top Selling Native pure heifer: $3000 Lucy
Top Selling Foundation Steer $1650
(Top Bid Steer: $4900 No sale – Hocher)

Foundation Pure Heifers:Prices ranged from $5,000-$1250
Foundation Pure Bulls :$2700-1200
Foundation Pure cows $6500- $2750
Foundation Pure Bull calves $1650-$500
Foundation Pure steers $1650-450

Native Pure Heifers $3000-$1250
Native Pure Bulls $2500-$1100
Native Pure Cows $2700
Native Pure steers $4900NS- $300
Native Pure Heifer calves $1600-500
Native Pure Bull calves $ 975
Percentage Animals $1100-650
Grade watusi $1400-450

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There was an exotic sale at the Sycamore Springs Ranch in Locust Grove, Oklahoma on April 21, 2018 which offered 6 grade watusi.  The prices realized were pretty good for grade animals in a small sale.  We hope that in the future more animals and registered stock will be offered at this facility.

6 grade Watusi sold.
1 – 3 yr old mean black bull $950
1 – 2 year old nice black heifer $1500
2 – 1 year old red heifers around $700
1 – 3 year old red cow bred to Longhorn bull $850
1 – 1 year old black bull $460

We thank Garett Judd and Blake Edwards for this submission.

Show schedule

it is never too early to start planning for the fall show season.   Plan on which animals you plan on showing and mark the dates on your calendar.  Show books may not yet be online, but you can contact the WWA showperson for information.

COLORADO STATE FAIR, PUEBLO, COLORADO
https://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/exhibitors/351
Show is on September 3, 2018.. Entry deadline is August 1, 2018

Contact:  Duane Gilbert, 435-749-9334

KANSAS STATE FAIR, HUTCHINSON, KANSAS
http://www.kansasstatefair.com/p/exhibitors/671
Show is on Friday September 15, 2018.  Entry deadline August 15, 2018

Contact:  Vernon Base, 620-747-0798

TULSA STATE FAIR, TULSA, OKLAHOMA
https://www.tulsastatefair.com/p/getconnected/livestock-and-horse-shows/344
Show is on September 28, 2018.  Entry deadline is September 1, 2018

Contact:  Brian or Cindy Sims, (405) 200-6339 or (405) 664-4278

MACON REMINDER

Don’t forget that this is the week for the Macon, Missouri exotic animal sale and the World Watusi Association Spring Fling.

The Spring Fling is on Wednesday evening, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm (we erroneously said 6:00 in previous posts) in the conference room of the Comfort Inn,  1817 North Missouri St.,  Macon, Missouri.  We will have a catered meal and our “Fun Auction” for fund raising.  Bring your donations and your checkbook.

The sale of cattle will be on Thursday April 12, there are a number of  very nice animals consigned.  Come early, stay late, bring your checkbook.  Representatives of the World Watusi Association will be on hand if you have any registration questions.

We will have a meeting of the Board of Director’s at 5:00 pm on Wednesday April 11 also at the Comfort Inn prior to the Spring Fling.  All members are, of course, welcome to attend.

 

Spring Fling Reminder

Just a quick reminder to all of our members and other Watusi enthusiasts.  The WWA will have its annual Spring Fling get-together on Wednesday evening, April 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the conference room of the Comfort Inn,  1817 North Missouri St.,  Macon, Missouri.  This is a great opportunity to share your stories, photos, brochures, animals for sale and such with others.  We will have a meal catered by Noland’s in Macon and will offer our Fun Auction fund raiser.

We will accept all donated items for our auction and usually receive many fun items such as skulls, artwork, food items, hot sauce, candy, local items from your home state, your imagination is your limit.  We often have African items and Watusi related materials.

Any questions of items that are of interest can be discussed.  Any suggestions to help our association run more favorably are welcome.

Watusi animals will be at auction on Thursday, April 12 so bring your checkbooks.  This year the WWA is offering a free membership to any first time buyer purchasing a registered animal at this sale.