The World Watusi Association has started a yearly scholarship to be awarded to a graduating high school senior. Details for applications for the 2018 scholarship will be posted at a later date.
We would like to congratulate our very first scholarship recipient, Olivia Woods, daughter of Lewis and Summer Deline of Reed City, Michigan. She attends Pine River High School.
Olivia received the green hand award along with outstanding junior and proficiency award for exotic animals throughout the FFA along with competing in the job interview competition, and making 4th in the state this year and made it to state last year. She has shown four different Watusi cows.
Olivia plans to attend State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology in Cobleskill, New York, for butchering.
Do any; of us ever wonder what other watusi breeders do in their ‘spare’ time. Richard and Pam Jackson, long time breeders and enthusiasts are just one example. Richard served on our board of directors for many years and Pam is currently our secretary. This is them in their private world.
River Oaks Cattle Co. is offering for sale one of our Foundation Pure herd sires Billy Rae (WWAFP 2637). Billy was born on 4-29-2007.
He is dark chocolate in color, almost black.
Sire: Rockin-A-Lightning, WWAFP1898 by Rockin-a-Thunder Bolt, WWAFP1303 on the top side. Dam: M.R.Coca, WWAFP 2069 who is by Chinquapin, WWAFP1456 and also goes back to Spotted Bull. He has excellent blood lines,great conformation and attitude. He has truly been a pleasure to own and has provided us with great progeny. Our only reason for making this change is to introduce a new unrelated blood line into our herd. Selling price $4000.00 You can also find more stock for sale and see some of our animals at our website http://riveroakscattle.com/
I hate to be the bearer of sad news, but we have lost our beloved Dick Heiken of Heiken’s Ark in Des Moines, Iowa. Dick and Kathy has been mainstays in our little association for longer than they would like to admit. Their contribution to the breed and our association is unlimited. Dick will be missed by anyone who ever met him.
Duane and Kolene Gilbert http://gilbertswatusiandzebra.com/index.html proudly present this new young bull. Bar G Thunder is an upcoming herdsire just starting his career. His first 4 calves are on the ground and they are taking off running. The future for this guy looks very bright.
Klauss Chief Skull has been the premier herdsire for StarB Texotics for several years. He pretty much speaks for himself. He represents some of the most famous background animals in the bred. He already has 34 offspring to his record and will show his mark on the breed.