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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

Spring Fling Update – reprint for information

The World Watusi Association just finished our ‘Spring Fling ‘ meeting and auction at the Lolli Bros Exotic Sale and our April  board meeting.   39 members attended the World Watusi Association meeting representing 9 different states.

We addressed several pending issues as well as revisited some previous ones.  The new up to date revised Rules and Fee Schedule are posted on this website.  Some of the items are the controversial Hardship program that has been wildly successful.  Although there are differences of opinion on the matter the Board of Director’s has extended the program indefinitely.  We have recovered a number of quality animals into the breed as percentage animals as well as new enthusiasts and members from this program.  The board examines any evidence and photographs of each individual animal submitted and determines if it qualifies as a percentage watusi or not.

Part of the WWA Board meeting. Duane Gilbert, Vernon Base, Garett Judd and Blake Edwards
WWA Board meeting. Duane Gilbert, Vernon Base, Garett Judd and Blake Edwards
WWA Board of Directpr's meeting.
WWA Board of Directpr’s meeting. Blake Edwards, matt Moffatt, Sheri Gurr and Pat Burnett.
A table of Judd’s from Edmonton, Kentucky. Brett, Kristie, Calvin, Brianna and Garett

As an incentive for membership we have continued and extended the program to  award a free one year membership to any person or entity that has never been a member of the WWA that purchases a registered watusi  at the Lolli Bros Exotic Animal Sale, Macon, Missouri;  Triple W Exotic Sale, Cookeville, Tennessee; or at the  Sycamore Springs Ranch Sale, Locust Grove,  Oklahoma .    Further we are offering a program to award $200.00 to the seller of the highest selling registered watusi steer at each of these sales.

Randy Gurr and Garett Judd handling the ‘Fun Auction’ and a very valuable rum cake

As the registry only offers registration to Foundation Pure and Native Pure bulls and no hardship on any bull.  We are encouraging steering of as many males as possible.  Registration is available for percentage steers or Foundation Pure steers at $10.00 from birth to 24 months of age and $20.00 over 24 months.   Steers sell very well and can be shown in sanctioned shows.  We do allow hardshipping of steers.

Garett Judd and Blake Edwards present the proper new WWA standard for measuring horns.
Garett Judd and Blake Edwards present the proper new WWA standard for measuring horns.

The Board has approved a new program of keeping records of horn measurement.  This will be fleshed out as time goes on, but the objective is to catalog horn length and breadth for future generations.  Through this method we hope to establish a system by which an animal’s total scores measure up against the rest of the breed.  The form is available under ‘Forms and Documents’ on this website to be downloaded and viewed.  There will be two systems of records listed on the site, those submitted by the owner  and the official score as submitted through Official Measuring Committee members.

Fun Auction
Just a few items offered at the ‘Fun Auction’, the cute picture now adorns the waiting room of Dr. Cree Sisneros in Mt. Pleasant, Texas; the beautiful WWA stainless steel logo is on display at Mariposa Ranch in Aubrey, Texas. The rum cake was a real winner.

 

A Sad Story With A Great Ending

Another great story written by Darol Dickinson – it is specifically about longhorns, but fits all breeds.  Thank  you Darol for sharing with us.   https://www.texaslonghorn.com/
DCC Ranch e-News #146 – 8-17-18
by Darol Dickinson

The beautiful DCC cow Jam Packed gave birth to several calves in her young life including Drop Box, Real Jam and Full Pack. Jam Packed was ITLA International Champion Non Halter, and 2017 Horn Showcase Champion, now well over 90″ T2T.

Full Pack, age 18 months, was shown by Kara Dickinson at the 2017 ITLA Championship and won Champion Jr Heifer. In this photo she was well along pregnant to the promising young Jet Black son, Jet Lag.

In the Spring of 2018 Full Pack was growing a large mid-section. New things were going to happen in the life of this special age 2 heifer. She has never been a mother before.

A beautiful Jet Lag heifer was born, yet only lived a few normal days until something horribly unknown happened. When I checked pastures this innocent, beautiful heifer had her right front leg flopping out in a 45 degree angle with a crunching sound as she tried to hop along and keep up with her mother. Her leg was cleanly broken apart.

The good vet, Dr. Harold Kemp, with his professional-experienced hands, tenderly-moved the broken leg around and set it into the correct position.

A special type cast was constructed to hold the leg in the correct placement while she takes a long induced nap.

A lot of helping hands made it all fit perfect. She never felt a thing as she slept.


Everything was placed right where it was supposed to be, she wakes up. Now to control her activity so she takes it easy for slow-solid healing. She is placed in a clean stall and her loving mother can spend quality time with her several times every day.


A different cast was changed to fit this growing heifer. She still isn’t allowed to run
and play like the other calves. She wants to be a calf running over the DCC hills.


Today, here she is, one month later. She had her cast removed and is walking the last few days on the corrected problem leg. Her leg is not strong. The tendons are not stretched the correct length. Yet, she is up and going. Unfortunately no one can tell her to be careful. She will remain in the stall for another week or so then hope, hope – all goes well. Every red and white spotted life matters. The goal is to save every young life at DCC. Come say hello to her at the 51 Annual DCC Customer Appreciation day on September 29 — more on that next week.

Unique bull For Sale

 Young ,  colorful Native Pure Bull for sale.
River Oaks Mpuunga
River Oaks Mpuunga
 River Oaks Cattle Co., has decided to offer for sale this young bull.
Mpuuga DOB 7-24-2017. Sire : Entebbe, WWANP4793    Dam: Wood Chip, WWAFP4018.     Mpuuga is the only living grandson of Ankole #5.   This is a rare opportunity to acquire a young herd sire with these genetics.   Selling Price $2500.00.
For additional information contact Richard Broker 910-464-5244 or email riveroakscattle.com.

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

 broker show 3
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
broker show2

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