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.
As most of our members know, Watusi cattle are occasionally offered for sale at auctions, and because of the uniqueness of the breed these offerings are quite often at exotic animal sales.
Probably the most well-known of these sales is the Lolli Brothers exotic sale held every season in Macon, Missouri. Watusi and their enthusiasts can usually be found here, particularly in the spring and fall.
One of our newer members is Don Morgan, Keystone Heights, Florida. Recently he took delivery of a shipment of animals from various farms, Heiken’s Ark, Des Moines, Iowa; Matt Moffat, Piedmont, OK; Black Walnut Springs, Highlandville, MO; Barry Retchloff, Rogersville, MO and Liar’s Lake, Sparta, MO. Don has shared some photos of his beautiful animals with us. CLICK THE PHOTOS TO MAKE THEM LARGER. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lolli’s Spit Fire is a wonderful example of close line breeding producing an outstanding individual and a beautiful calf of Foxfire. His horns measure 26 inches in circumference at the base, making him one of the largest horned individuals in the breed. He was used for a few years by the Lolli Brothers of Macon, Missouri prior to finding a home with Heiken’s Ark in Des Moines, Iowa.
The World Watusi Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of African Ankole- Watusi cattle.