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.
Don’t forget that there will be a watusi sale on Thursday, April 5, 2017 at the Lolli Bros Exotic Sale in Macon, Missouri. There are some fine animals consigned. This is one of the rare opportunities to view and purchase a number of registered watusi in one location.
The World Watusi Association will also host their annual Spring Fling on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Comfort Inn in Macon, Missouri. All are welcome. Dinner will be served together with all the watusi gossip you can handle. We will also have our ‘Fun Auction’ of donated items including this year homemade pies. Bring your checkbook and the family.
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.
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.”
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 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
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.
The World Watusi Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of African Ankole- Watusi cattle.