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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The WWA Fall Social and Annual Membership meeting will be held September 26th 2018 at 7PM at the Comfort Inn Confrence Room , 1821 N Missouri St, Macon, MO 63552; (660) 395-8000. This event will feature a catered meal, lots of watusi talk and a fun auction. We will need to get a head count for the meal closer to the time. Any donations to the associations for the fun auction are always greatly appreciated. All items are welcome, it does not have to be expensive or large. All proceeds go to support your association. We will also have WWA merchandise and T Shirts for sale at the meeting.
The Board of Director’s will meet at the Macon Comfort Inn at 5:00pm on Wednesday September 26. Any member that wishes to may attend.
Cattle will sell on Thursday September 27 at the Lolli Bros. livestock market. Cattle consigned can be viewed at World Watusi Association Online Auction on Facebook.
The World Watusi Association just finished our ‘Spring Fling ‘ meeting and auction at the Lolli Bros Exotic Sale and our April board meeting. 39 members attended the World Watusi Association meeting representing 9 different states.
We addressed several pending issues as well as revisited some previous ones. The new up to date revised Rules and Fee Schedule are posted on this website. Some of the items are the controversial Hardship program that has been wildly successful. Although there are differences of opinion on the matter the Board of Director’s has extended the program indefinitely. We have recovered a number of quality animals into the breed as percentage animals as well as new enthusiasts and members from this program. The board examines any evidence and photographs of each individual animal submitted and determines if it qualifies as a percentage watusi or not.
As an incentive for membership we have continued and extended the program to award a free one year membership to any person or entity that has never been a member of the WWA that purchases a registered watusi at the Lolli Bros Exotic Animal Sale, Macon, Missouri; Triple W Exotic Sale, Cookeville, Tennessee; or at the Sycamore Springs Ranch Sale, Locust Grove, Oklahoma . Further we are offering a program to award $200.00 to the seller of the highest selling registered watusi steer at each of these sales.
As the registry only offers registration to Foundation Pure and Native Pure bulls and no hardship on any bull. We are encouraging steering of as many males as possible. Registration is available for percentage steers or Foundation Pure steers at $10.00 from birth to 24 months of age and $20.00 over 24 months. Steers sell very well and can be shown in sanctioned shows. We do allow hardshipping of steers.
The Board has approved a new program of keeping records of horn measurement. This will be fleshed out as time goes on, but the objective is to catalog horn length and breadth for future generations. Through this method we hope to establish a system by which an animal’s total scores measure up against the rest of the breed. The form is available under ‘Forms and Documents’ on this website to be downloaded and viewed. There will be two systems of records listed on the site, those submitted by the owner and the official score as submitted through Official Measuring Committee members.
More from Africa from Darol Dickinson.
A rose roan.
An Ankole bull belonging to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa sold for R640 000 at the Ntaba Nyoni auction on Wednesday, near Ermelo in Mpumalanga.
The auction, of Ankole and Ankole crossbreeds, was the first of its kind in South Africa.
Ramaphosa’s Lot 35, NANK10-115, with a right horn length of over 110cm, was the highest-priced bull at the auction.
It’s left horn length is more than 114cm; from tip to tip the horn length is over 129cm.
Ramaphosa owns the Ntaba Nyoni herd, one of very few in the country. At the auction, he said he first saw the Ankole during a visit to Uganda.
He said he had approached the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to import the breed, but was told it was not permitted, as Uganda’s veterinary services could not guarantee the animals were healthy.
Ramaphosa then approached Dr Morné de La Rey, a veterinary surgeon and embryo transfer specialist, who travelled to Uganda with him to bring embryos to South Africa.
Ankole is now registered as a breed and is administered by the Afrikaner Cattle Breeders’ Society of South Africa. Its meat is naturally low in cholesterol and high in polyunsaturated fatty acids.
The two traits are governed solely by genes; they cannot be attained through development or feed.
The Ankole is also popular with game farmers, who buy the bulls for hunting and use the horns as trophies. Hunting bulls sold for between R15 000 and R50 000, depending on the size of their horns.