WWA Spring Fling!
April 12th, 2018
Come and join us for a fun Auction, great food and lots of Watusi Talk in Macon Missouri!
Alternative Livestock & Taxidermy Sale April 11-14
Contact Lolli’s for Early Consignment.
704 Main Street – Suite A * Macon, Missouri 63552
Telephone # 660-385-2516 * Fax #660-385-2843
Dominic 660-651-4024 * Frankie 660-651-4040 * Tim 660-651-3496
Calendar of events
4-11-2018 ~ WWA Meet, Greet & Eat! Following is our Fun Auction!
• 6:00 pm Comfort Inn 1817 North Missouri St ~
• Phone # 660-395-8000
Don’t forget to donate a fun item for the auction.
4-12-2018 ~ Watusi, Bison, Water Buffalo, Yak, Zebu.
Years ago we had a board member, Gersh Lundberg. He began breeding watusi and was hooked. Through the years he has moved across the country and yet still hauled his little herd with him. Gersh was always interested in upswept horn and quality. His original animals were native pure and he has not kept up his paperwork through the years. He still has a small group of 9 head, but would like to outcross as all of his are very closely related.
Per Gersh, “Thank you for the info. Not sure I want to go back into registration. I had hoped the WWA had abandoned the purity thing, and was willing to let the animals stand on their own merits. But I do understand the underlying motivation.
Right now I am happy with my small herd, except that…
1) They are all closely related. That isn’t necessarily a problem, unless there are bad recessive genes, which I haven’t seen in my herd.
2) I still love tall-horned.”
To this end he would love to trade a few animals or purchase some that are not outrageously priced. Gersh can be contacted at: email@example.com
We will soon be posting an updated version of our Rules and Regulations to include all changes that have been implemented in recent years. The majority of these changes have to do with our registration procedures regarding the Hardship program, photographs, qualification for registration and fees. As always, if there are any questions regarding any of the association’s procedures feel free to contact any member of the Board or the office at any time. All of these contacts are listed on the website.
Good morning. We all had a great time at Macon and got quite a bit of work done. It was great to see so many watusi lovers. The Board of Directors voted to retain the percentage hardship program and we are continuing to receive applications on some very nice animals. We discussed at length the differing opinions on this program prior to making our decision. If you were hoping for a different result, please don’t feel we ignored your concerns. Any questions, suggestions or such for this or ANY of our programs and procedures are welcome and encouraged from everyone at any time.
More boring information from the Association….LOL. Many more registration applications keep coming in which is very exciting. We have new members, it is spring and we are getting new calves on our farms. Some of us are trying to catch up on long neglected paperwork (oops, guilty!). We can use snail mail to send in our applications, money and registration photographs but many of us have discovered the wonderful convenience of using email or texting to submit our photos. This is so wonderful and helpful from the old methods, BUT…
When sending in these photos please remember to include your name and the name of the animal that is in the photograph. Robin never wants to sound picky or pushy, but despite all of her wonderful qualities being psychic is not one of them. I personally, consistently forget to tell the sex of my calves (and horses and donkeys…). I have yet to find anyone that can guess without some input as much as I may try.
As we go through our days we never know where something will get our attention from social media. One of our Board members, Don Morgan, shared a photo on Facebook asking if anyone knew where it was taken.
I checked it out and contacted the photographer to answer the question and see if he would allow us to publish it. “Hi Clint, Someone shared your lovely photos of watusi (ankole longhorn cattle) on Facebook. Where were these taken? Would you mind if we published them on the World Watusi Association website (www.watusi.org). If so do you have any story you would like to share with us? Cindi Darling”
“Hi Yes no problem. The fotos were taken in Western Tanzania. Unfortunately because of medicines and vaccines and poisoning of natural predators the herds are getting to big and they are being taken into the National parks and Game reserves to graze and now the herds men r poaching the wildlife. Very sad. Fotos were taken just outside Kigosi game reserve. It also seems they r immune to the tsetse fly carried sleeping sickness or Nagana as I know it.”
I hope this email finds everyone well. I’ve owned my bull “Bar G Kato” for 1.5 years and have thoroughly enjoyed him. I’m down to only 2 breeding cows, I’m going to sell one of those soon (BWS Miss Tuli), and I have a lot of young heifers. So now that blood tests have confirmed both of my big cows are bred, I have decided to sell my big bull and let my heifers grow up and use a young bull. I have attached a couple recent pictures of Kato, his pedigree, and a few of the calves he’s had so far. Duane Gilbert owns a 2015 son out of Kato, I own a 2016 son, and Pat Burnett has quite a few 2016 calves out of him this year after leasing Kato from me last year. Kato not only looks great, he produces great too. He’s ready to work your cows now to bring color and horn to your offspring.
He’s a registered Foundation Pure Watusi Bull, the pictures of him were taken 10-11-16, his DOB is 8-25-11. His sire “Bar G Kulow” is a very successful Watusi bull owned by Duane Gilbert (Bar G) in Utah. His Dam “Dixie Star” is a full sister to the famous TW Bwana who produced outstanding offspring over the years. Bar G Kato has bred everything in my pasture so I’m going to offer him for sale for $7,000. He’s proven and makes colorful babies. He’s slow moving and will eat out of my hand but he can still act “bully” occasionally. Located in Bullard, Tx just south of Tyler, Tx but delivery is available and negotiable. I travel all across the US so don’t feel that you’re too far away. Please email or call with any questions and be sure to check out my website. Thanks for your time! Will Ross (903) 987-1399 or email RossRanchHorns@gmail.com www.rossranchhorns.com
We are pleased to announce the results of our election for the Board of Director’s for the 2016 through 2017 year. We are excited to welcome two new members to our Board, Sheri Gurr of Roosevelt, Utah and Matt Moffatt of Piedmont, Oklahoma. Pat Burnett was reelected for another three year term. We are all excited to start another year and look forward to further supporting our little association and these wonderful cattle.
In addition to the general election we have elected a new slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year. Our new (re-elected) President is Pat Burnett of Wills Point, Texas; our new Vice President is Garett Judd of Edmonton, Kentucky; our new (re-elected) Secretary is Pam Jackson of Water Valley, Kentucky and our new Treasurer is Sheri Gurr of Roosevelt, Utah.
We want to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to our outgoing board member, Richard Jackson who has been an invaluable member of this association and board for many, many years. We would also like to thank Joy Rider for serving as our Treasurer for the past few years. We know our association will continue to depend on both of these valuable members for years to come
To all members and watusi owners. We regularly receive a number of questions regarding our registration procedures and rules. A complete copy of our rules is located on this website. If you have any specific questions always feel free to contact Robin at our office or any of our board members, we promise that we will find you an answer.