Bill Langley of Highlandville, Missouri displays the skull of Immaculate’s Doll, a Sea Wolf daughter. She’s now on display on Sanibel Island in FL with a plaque promoting the Watusi breed.
These are some of the animals offered at the Lolli Bros. Fall 2013 exotic sale in Macon, Missouri. Lolli Bros usually has a nice selection of registered watusi at each of their four sales per year.
Matt and Laura Moffat of Piedmont, Oklahoma have only been in the Watusi world for the last two years. They submitted some photos of a portion of their herd not only to brag, but also to exhibit the temperament that can be seen in Watusi. They are raising their two daughters, Reese and Gentry Rose that they are raising right with the cattle and now they are working on number three of their own. Our next generation of Watusi enthusiasts in the making. (Click photos to enlarge)
The WWA annual Membership meeting, meal and get-together will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Noland’s Catering, 3002 Jims Road, Macon, Missouri, (660)-395-9141. This is the night prior to the cattle sale. Please plan to attend…. good food, great company and a fun auction. All proceeds go to help support your association.
All too often we tend to forget that nature usually balances itself out and we have a basic 50/50 breakdown of the sexes. Watusi breeders sometimes seem to forget that one of the most popular reasons that people buy watusi cattle is as a sort of decoration. To this end we should all consider the alternative of steers. Not all males can or should be herdsires, they don’t have to be dinner either. Seeing what people like Tom Ward of Norman, Oklahoma have done with some of their excess males should open our eyes to one of these alternatives.
Part of the World Watusi Association Board of Directors in the 1990s. From left to right:
Don Zavislan, one of the foremost breeders of Watusi cattle. Don’s contribution to the breed and the Association can never be measured. He is gone, but not forgotten.
Duane Gilbert (looking like a kid), has served in many positions for the Association including President. Duane is presently on the Board of Directors. Duane and his wife own and operate Bar G Ranch in Castle Dale, Utah.
AC Parsons owned and operated Texas Safari a large drive thru park. AC raised many quality Foundation pure animals including TS Cody. He is gone, but not forgotten.
Jurgen Schulz, whose grandfather and father are responsible for the original animals being exported from Africa. Jurgen owned and operated Catskill Game Farm, famous for its contribution to the watusi breed. Jurgen and his wife presently split their time between Texas and Costa Rica.
I regret to inform everyone that Princess Hillary has passed away. She died Friday 1-11-12 at 18 years and 2 months old at my place in East Texas. I’m sure most of you are familiar with this great cow as she has calves from Texas to Canada and in between. From what I’ve learned in my short time dealing with Watusi, I think it’s safe to say she positively impacted the breed with great magnitude. Her last calf born was a heifer calf and is currently happily eating hay in my pasture. It was a sad day at the ranch and she will be missed. Her loud unique bellow will only be heard on YouTube from now on. I hope all is well and that you’re all having a great new year.