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.
This is a reminder to all of our Annual Members that our Membership period runs from January 1 through December 31. Your 2012 membership will expire permanently on March 1, 2013 if renewal has not been received.
Your membership fee should be forwarded to Robin at the World Watusi Association office, P. O. Box 2610, Glen Rose, TX 76043. This is also a great time to notify us of any changes you might have in your address, phone contacts and web information.
Tribesmen in Africa have a close relationship with their cattle.
The number of head and the quality of the animals defines social status in the tribe. Herdsman spend a large percentage of their time with their livestock.
The World Watusi Association receives forwarded photographs from time to time from various members. We will be posting a variety of those received that reflect the background in Africa of the Watusi Ankole cattle. We do want to extend a special thank you to the hard work in collecting and forwarding these great items to all that send them in. We have a particular thank you for Rodney Barnhart, Alex Geremia and Darol Dickinson for their contributions.
The votes are all in and we are officially opening/merging a new Corporation for the WWA in the State of Delaware. We have all voted on a few changes in the ByLaws and the Board of Directors has been spending long hours overhauling the Rules and Regulations. We will post it all up on this site when it is ready. Meanwhile, let’s keep getting those calves registered and keep building this wonderful breed.
King Louis was a large red bull sired by the famous Valentino of the Busch Gardens, Tampa Florida breeding program and out of the cow Fraulien who was an imported cow from the Frankfurt Zoo in Germany. Louis shows up many times in bloodlines of the World Watusi Association records. Although he was used on a few foundation pure cows he was ultimately used extensively on percentage animals by Liar’s Lake of Sparta, Missouri producing over 200 offspring.
The World Watusi Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of African Ankole- Watusi cattle.