This is the first Full Watusi embryo Transplant born in North America. It was 1980. Sire was Jimmy the Swede and the dam was a Rare Animal Survival cow. Me on the left and embryologist Za Johnson on the right. This was at our lab at Calhan, Colorado. This calf came at great cost in the early days of embryo transfer. There were only a few.
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. email@example.com
WWA member Joy Rider of Black Walnut Springs farm in Highlandville, Missouri submitted this photo with the following caption: “BWS Holy Cody is a 2011 model (by Sarah Serendipity and TW Booger). This is the little guy I brought to your place at just a few days old that Dianna Rickard used in her petting zoo that season. He’ll be one of my young herd sires for the 2014 breeding season IF we can convince him he’s a watusi.” This great young prospect has already been to five Watusi farms, Black Walnut Springs two times, Fantasy Corral in Woodville, Wisconsin, Matt Moffat of Piedmont, Oklahoma and Liar’s Lake in Sparta, Missouri and now Joy expects him to go to work.
Matt and Laura Moffat of Piedmont, Oklahoma have only been in the Watusi world for the last two years. They submitted some photos of a portion of their herd not only to brag, but also to exhibit the temperament that can be seen in Watusi. They are raising their two daughters, Reese and Gentry Rose that they are raising right with the cattle and now they are working on number three of their own. Our next generation of Watusi enthusiasts in the making. (Click photos to enlarge)
I tried to get a couple of photos of me petting Denali today, she loves to be scratched behind her horns and under her chin. Please ignore my big stomach and bald spot. :)
Rodney Barnhart, WWA Director from Workin’ On It Ranch in Dayton, Texas firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor: This was from 2012, we apparently buried it. Sorry Rodney.