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The Gilbert Family Business: Bar G Ranch

Located in the central area of the state of Utah around 150 miles Southeast of Salt Lake City is the small historic community of Castle Dale.  Nestled between  the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the Cedar Mountain Recreational Area this sparsely populated area of the state offers an abundance of natural beauty.  The area offers spectacular scenery including the Little Grand Canyon, Moab,  Sid’s Mountain and more.  Like other communities in this area known as Castle Country,  the major economic base is farming and livestock raising as well as coal mining.  The rugged natural beauty of this desert landscape blends well with the lifestyle of the rugged individuals that live there.

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Please don’t kick me…

Derrick Passey has updated us on Tax Day (at least there was some good news on April 15) to show us the heifer that he gave to his 7 year old son, Decker.    Decker is supposed to take care of this ten month old heifer to sell and raise money for his future education.  Derrick says that Decker was driving him crazy to get her in the barn so that was the night.  In this photo he is petting her with a broom “so he could keep his teeth.”

This nice heifer is out of Sarah Serendipity and TW Booger.

A heifer from Derrick Passey's herd
A heifer from Derrick Passey’s herd

Get Well Wishes

Angela Base, long time member of the WWA and wife of WWA President, Vernon Base, has just recently had surgery.  We hope that we can all extend our warmest wishes to them for her speedy and safe recovery.  If anyone wants to send a card or note they can be reached at Coon Creek Buffalo, 1133 North Alamo Road, Newton, Kansas 67114.

Lolli Bros. Exotic Sale

Spring is one the way, or at least that is what they keep telling us.  Regardless of the weather the Spring Sale at Lolli Bros. Exotics in Macon Missouri will be held from April 10 through April 12, 2013.  Watusi cattle will sell on Thursday, April 11 after the buffalo sale in the morning.  Here is an opportunity to purchase a variety of animals and meet with other watusi enthusiasts.

The World Watusi Association has reserved room at the Pizza Hut, 2004 North Missouri Street, Macon, on the 10th of April from 6:30 p.m. on for the WWA Spring Social Get Together.  Although no formal meeting is planned watusi lovers will exchange their stories and information prior to the sale on Thursday morning.  We hope to see you all there.

Reminders

Hi everyone.  As we all look excitedly towards the change of seasons we should mark our calendars with our coming watusi events.

Watusi are sold at a number of different venues, including exotic animal sales all over the country.  The largest of these that usually carries the largest number of animals is the Lolli Bros Exotic Sale held in Macon, Missouri.  The Watusi will sell on Thursday, April 11, 2013.  Plan to attend early.  For more information go to http://lollibros.com/ExoticSales/tabid/55/Default.aspx.

Keep in mind that summer and fall will bring shows, such as the Kansas State Fair and Colorado State Fair.  It is never too early to start deciding who you want to show off.

Also remember that we elect 3 members to our Board of Directors each year.  If you are interested or know of someone else who might be interested in running, feel free to contact the office, our Secretary (Pam Jackson) or any board member for further information.

A Death in the Family

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.

Will Ross

http://www.rossranchhorns.com

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Annual Memberships Due January 1, 2013

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.