The ballots have been mailed to all members in good standing of the World Watusi Association. There are three positions available and six candidates. All ballots must be postmarked back to the CPA on or before August 10, 2019. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact any board member or candidate.
Sheri Gurr, Roosevelt, Utah 435-722-7699 RockingGwatusi@gmail.com
Matt Moffat, Piedmont, OK 405-205-0435 MattMoffat@ymail.com
Cree Sisneros, Pierce City, MO 903-305-1041 DRSISNEROS@LIVE.COM
Barry Retchloff, Fordland, MO 563-663-0840 Barry@Retchloff.com
R. P. ‘Pat’ Burnett, Wills Point, Texas 903-288-3334 email@example.com
Brian Sims, Seminole, Ok 405-200-6339 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are accepting nominations for candidates to the Board of Directors of the World Watusi Association for the fall 2019 election. There are 3 positions available. If you are interested or know of someone who would be please contact any member of the Nominating committee. Chairman; Garett Judd, email@example.com, 270.670.7787: Vernon Base, firstname.lastname@example.org, 620-747-0798: Cindi Darling, email@example.com, 417-634-4115. All nominations should be submitted by June 15, 2019. The 3 year positions up for election are those currently held by Pat Burnett, Sheri Gurr and Matt Moffatt.
Under our FORMS menu we have available the submission form for measuring the horns of our animals. This is not a requirement, but we are attempting to build a data base with this information. Horns are obviously the most prominent feature of this breed and by setting up records we can use this information for marketing and breeding.
The fee for submission of this form to our office is $20.00 to cover the entry of the information on our database. The owner is welcome to submit their own measurement, however we do offer an Official measurement by qualified representatives. One representative can measure and submit the information on a live animal. A skull requires two representatives. We do have representatives available at our sanctioned auctions. Presently they will be at the Macon sale at Lolli Bros.
If there is an interest Blake Edwards is willing to offer a class at the Macon auction. Contact Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 580-430-5050.
Robin Hancock our registrar wants to let our members know that there are new Registration Forms on the website as well as an updated Fee Schedule. She would like to remind all members that you can submit your photos of your animal to her by email, but that she needs to have THE ORIGINAL, SIGNED application sent in to the office with your payment. All too often she is receiving scanned copies by email and just the check in the mail.
Once again we are on the short haul to the spring sale at the Lolli Bros. Alternative Livestock sale in Macon, Missouri. www.lollibros.com
Many different species are offered at this sale over it’s four day duration. Our watusi cattle will be available in the ring on Thursday April 11. Be sure to attend.
We will also have our annual Spring Fling meeting and dinner as well as the spring meeting of the WWA Board of Directors The get-together’s including the Board meeting will be held in the community room at the Comfort Inn, 1821 N Missouri St, Macon, MO 63552. Board meeting will be at 4:00pm. All members are welcome. In addition to regular business items we will be discussing a revamping of our website. At 7:00 pm we will meet for our get-together and dinner. Once again we will be catered by Nolands with a taco and baked ham buffet. It would help if you are going to attend that you contact Garret Judd at email@example.com or (270) 670-7787 • Mobile with the number in your party.
After dinner we will have our Fun Auction of donated items. Please be creative and bring an item and your checkbook to buy. See you there.
It has been brought to our attention that some of our members are unclear on the instructions when submitting their applications for registration and photographs. Any missing information or incorrectly submitted information can result in a delay in your registration not to mention causing a backlog to our registrar.
All the spaces on the application need to be addressed each line is numbered and has instructions on the form. They are pretty self explanatory, but if you have any questions please feel free to call the office.
#1 We do still identify our animals by their gender. It is either an intact male, neutered male or female. Check the box.
#2 Name your animal. You can check online in our pedigree pages to see if a name you choose is available. No matter how much you like Daisy, there can only be one Daisy. Using a herd identifier is the best solution as you can still use Daisy. If you choose to utilize a herd identifier i.e. BSR for Big Sky Ranch be sure to count those letters and/or numbers in the total of 24 spaces allowed for the animal’s name.
#3 & 4 Physical identifying marks. Our registry does not require either holding brands or tatoos, although we do highly recommend their use. If you have any of these on your animal described them and their locations on these lines.
#5 & 6 Sire and Dam: All of this information is also available in the Pedigree section of the website for the sire the dam and their sires and dams.
#7 Your WWA membership number, you name and address. The name that you list is how your registration certificate will be recorded. This can have legal ramifications so be certain to think of that status prior to submission.
#8 Your signature
#9 Date of Application
#10 Type of birth. Natural, AI or Embryo.
#11 Number at birth single, twin or multiple. Although our form does not currently call for it, you should list the number and sex i.e. 1 bull/1 heifer.
#12 Description of color and pattern.
Parts of Animal Abbreviation
Color. When giving color descriptions, begin with the most dominate color. The description should be as short as possible and remain complete. For example, red with white spotted sides should be abbreviated as “RD w/ WH Sptd sides.”
Dun, Dull Grayish Brown DUN
Photos are one of the major problems all of us seem to have. It is a pain to have to take three different photos, but it is very important especially when we are not branding and/or tatooing.
These photos may be sent in physically or emailed to the office. There are some importance items to pay close attention to:
- The clearer and closer the photo the better.
- Only one animal should be in the photo.
- A total of three photos are required; One from the right side of the animal, one from the left side and one from the front.
- These photos should be submitted in an individual email titled with the name of the animal and only one animal per email.