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Information about Watusi cattle from all over the world.

Foundation Pure Ankole Watusi 1 year old heifer

Foundation Pure Ankole Watusi heifer is available. Beautiful One Year old heifer that has the total pedigree

to become huge horned.

She is out of a daughter of the giant horned bull “Diego” JB Jacques from Canada. Sire is Star B Vesuvius who has giant horned genetics going back to Man Dingo.

Located in Pierce City, Missouri

La Llorona Cattle Company on Facebook

Asking $3500

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Foundation Pure Ankole Watusi 2 year old heifer

Foundation Pure Ankole Watusi heifer is available. Beautiful two Year old heifer that is
already putting on excellent horn growth and has the stacked horn genetics to become huge.
She is out of a daughter of the giant horned bull “Diego” JB Jacques from Canada. Sire is out of BWS Popeye genetics. Located in Pierce City, Missouri
La Llorona Cattle Company on Facebook
asking $3500
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Foundation Pure Ankole Watusi Herd Sire

SCS KING TITUS Registration WWA FP 4713
Foundation Pure Registered Ankole Watusi Herd Sire Bull.
6 years old. Currently located in Pierce City, MO. Current on vaccines, deworming, Asking $4900 OBO.

Herd reduction sale. This beautiful bull has been our main herd sire for the last few years. His genetics are excellent and he has great conformation and demeanor. He is easy to work with and has consistently given us very nice healthy beautiful calves with lots of color.
La Llorona Cattle Company on Facebook

(903) 305-1041

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Watusi for Sale – Virginia

Hello,
We are slimming down our herd. Please see attached PDF for info on available animals.
All cattle are registered or can be registered. All of age cows are bred to a registered black bull or a registered white bull. I can provide pictures of dams and sires as well.
2 Bulls 2018 Born: $3000.00 each OBO, Foundation Pure
3 Adult Cows (See pdf for ages): $4000.00 each OBO, Foundation Pure
1 Yearling heifer: $2000.00 OBO, Foundation Pure
Please let me know if you are interested or would like more info. Thank you.
Sarah Friedel
Director
General Curator
Virginia Safari Park
229 Safari Lane
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Sarah@zoofariparks.com
(540) 291-3205 ext. 105
(240) 566-6119
click above link for PDF

September Membership and Board Meeting

On September 25 the World Watusi Association Board of Directors held their annual reorganization meeting in conjunction with the Lolli Bros. Exotic Animal Sale in Macon, Missouri.  We had a packed list of agenda items to address.  The results of the election for the Board were announced with the winners being Pat Burnett, Matt Moffat and Brian Sims.   We all want to extend our congratulations to each member.  The annual election for the Officer’s for the 2019 through 2020 year resulted in Blake Edwards, President:  Garret Judd, Vice-President:  Cindi Darling, Secretary and Barry Retchloff, Treasurer.  All the contact information for the Board and Officers can be found on this website.

We wish to thank Pat Burnett for his previous years of serving as our President and Sheri Gurr for her tireless service as our Treasurer and director.   As you all know this is a volunteer organization of non-compensated individuals and we are very lucky to have all of these people willing to serve and donate their time.

We will be covering all of the items addressed at our various meetings and will be addressing possible By Law changes that all of us must agree upon with our next vote.

One of the major items that was passed at this meeting is a temporary change in the Lifetime Membership fees.  This fee is presently a one time charge of $500.00.  The Board was asked to address this item and  has implemented a new one time  fee of $250.00 to be in effect from September 25, 2019 through February 1, 2020.  When you receive your reminder of 2020 dues we will remind all members of this option.  We sincerely hope that many of our members will take advantage of this opportunity.

 

 

 

 

Knuckling & Contracted Tendons

Dickinson Cattle Co, LLC


 

DCC Ranch eNews #170 – 5-29-2019

by: Darol Dickinson

In 1987, Dr. Ben Carson was the lead neurosurgeon of a 70-member surgical team that separated conjoined twins, Patrick and Benjamin Binder, who had been joined at the back of the head (craniopagus twins); the separation surgery held promise in part because of the hopeless existence had Carson not operated.

Conjoined twins are identical twins[1] joined in utero. An extremely rare phenomenon, the occurrence is estimated to range from 1 in 49,000 births to 1 in 189,000 births, with a somewhat higher incidence in Southwest Asia and Africa.[2] Approximately half are stillborn, and an additional one-third die within 24 hours.

Whether it is human, animal or hatched fowl, deformities and mutations happen. Of course no one wants these unusual beings, but every effort is usually made so they will have a normal life.

Every now and then calves are born with a condition called contracted tendons. It results in the calf not being able to straighten out its front pasterns so they can put their hooves flat on the ground.

Calves that have this end up walking with their front hooves turned back. Some people refer to this also as knuckling.The most often mentioned theory revolves around insufficient room in the uterus for extension and growth of the tendons. Most believe it more often occurs in older cows and in bull calves who form a ball in the uterus. For long periods the ankles are bent back and the tendons do not stretch pre-birth.

Some say it may be mineral related. The minerals that may be involved are manganese and selenium. Vitamin D and E also play a part in muscle and tendon growth in the infantile calf.

Unfortunately, this condition does not have a well-defined cause or solution that I’ve been able to find.

Recently on Facebook this photo was published with questions about the why and how of the issue. What causes it and what does an owner do?

Certain plants ( lupine, locoweed, bluebonnet, and poison vetch), if eaten by the pregnant female at just the right point in gestation may contribute to the problem.

The affected calf may straighten out after hobbling around several days, depending on the severity of the knuckling. It’s important in the first few days to make sure the calf nurses. Keeping the cow and calf in a smaller area is advised.

Many years ago at DCC a Buelingo calf was born knuckled. We let her attempt to correct and it was not humane. She began to get sores on the front of her ankles above the hoof from walking on the skin.

We carved two small boards about a foot long and rounded the corners. Both legs below the knee were wrapped with cloth. A big ball of cloth was placed on the joint above the ankle. The lower leg was stretched straight to where the calf could walk on the hoof correctly. Then the whole thing was wrapped with vet wrap. She immediately began to run and play.

In a week or so the splints were removed and no one would ever know that was a problem.

From veterinarian articles no appearance of genetic future occurrences were recorded.

Hopefully this will help when or if you ever have one. You don’t have to call Dr. Carson, just do it yourself. DD

Election for Board Members

We are accepting nominations for candidates to the Board of Directors of the World Watusi Association for the fall 2019 election.  There are 3 positions available.  If you are interested or know of someone who would be please contact any member of the Nominating committee.  Chairman; Garett Judd, garettjudd@yahoo.com, 270.670.7787:  Vernon Base, vernonbase@gmail.com, 620-747-0798: Cindi Darling, watusi@liarslake.com, 417-634-4115.  All nominations should be submitted by June 15, 2019.  The 3 year positions up for election are those currently held by Pat Burnett, Sheri Gurr and Matt Moffatt.

New USDA labels for watusi and yak meat

FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS:

Hello Members,

At Dr. King’s® Natural Meats & Carolina Bison®, we are excited to announce our new USDA labels for Yak and Watusi meat. As many of you know, we have been in the meat industry and raising bison and Watusi since 1985. This industry is part of our mission, because wild meats offer such tremendous health benefits. We supply natural meats to thousands of retailers, and we’re now happy to expand our meat offering to all of our partners in the industry to buy at wholesale prices. We are offering all cuts of Watusi and Yak, including but not limited to: ground, rib-eye steak, strip steak, sirloin steak, and filet steak. In addition to all the health benefits of Yak and Watusi meat, both offer unique, quality flavor profiles. Our pricing is comparable to our bison meat; please see attached Watusi and Yak meat prices. Providing these quality meats on your farm and website will help build your business and promote these very special breeds. It is our intention to work together as a unified force to best grow these specialty industries. It is essential to have an uninterrupted, seamless supply of product to build a business. We have approximately 1,000 head of Yak and Watusi available for harvest. Our theme is, “It takes a team to fulfill the dream.” Check out our website www.drkings.com/farms for more info about our meats and also our available inventory. Or call (828)236-1659. Thank you It is a great honor to serve and be a part of these budding industries.

Dr. King’s Farms offers a broad selection of healthful bison and elk products for sale under our Carolina Bison and DK Natural Meats brands, as well as having some of the most impressive breeding stock of Bison and Watusi in the country
DR. KING’S NATURAL MEATS – AFRICAN WATUSI
ALL NATURAL PRODUCT, NO ANTIBIOTICS, NO GROWTH STIMULANTS
ALL ITEMS 1/4″ TRIM, USDA INSPECTED, ALL PRICING FOB
ALL PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE D
9.06.2018
BOXED SUBPRIMALS
ITEM DESCRIPTION NAMP # PRICE LB PC/CS AVG CS WT
TOP INSIDE ROUND 1/4 TRIM 168 $9.51 2 30
TONGUE $4.97 20
CHUCK ROLL N/O 116A $9.51 1 25
BRISKET 120 $9.51 2 30
SHORT RIBS 123A $5.65 8 25
STRIPLOIN 0X1 180 $18.96 2 17
RIBEYE LIPON 112A $18.96 2 20
TENDERLOIN 189A $26.52 4 15
FLANK 193 $10.68 12 25
INSIDE SKIRT STEAK 1121D $10.52 14 60
CASE READY
RIB EYE STEAK 1112A $22.10 8 5
FILET MIGNON 1189A $33.74 8 3
TOP SIRLOIN STEAK 1184 $16.25 8 5
NY STRIP STEAK 1180 $22.10 8 5
1 LB GROUND $9.44 12 12
FOODSERVICE
 5 LB GROUND $9.25 2 10