We all know that most animals produce around an equal number of males and females over time. Because in breeding situations the number of males needed is exponentially less than females one solution is to steer some of those extra males.
Will Ross of Ross Ranch Horns in Brownsboro, Texas rossranchhorns.com submitted to us this information on his young steer, BWS Old Red. This is a four year old steer with phenomenal growth and bloodlines. Talk about a pasture ornament.
Here is a photo to share of Will Ross’s, Ross Ranch Horns, 2011 heifer BWS Miss Speck. We are hoping to hear great things about her in the future. Miss Speck is by BWS Holy Moses and out of Princess Hillary
Watusi are registered in multiple percentages from half blood up to foundation pure. This example from Will Ross of Ross Ranch Horns shows off one of his newest 1/2 blood heifers out of one of his longhorn cows and the foundation pure Watusi bull BWS Captain Butler. Will calls his babies Long-tusi. If you like color, percentage may be the way to go.
Contact Will Ross by email here or by visiting his website here.
The time has come to change herd sires, so now that I’ve secured his replacement, I’m putting BWS Captain Butler up for sale. He just turned 8 years old, DOB 4-18-05. He’s a Foundation Pure proven herd sire having multiple calves on the ground in the US, most of which I have pictures if requested. He’s a Sea Wolf son and out of O’Hara, which links him to Catskill Thunder and a double dose of Rambo, all great producers in the breed. Sea Wolf really gave Butler a lot of muscle that he’ll pass to his offspring, especially in the back end. I attached 3 pictures of him by himself, as well as his full pedigree I mapped out, and a comparison picture of him with a new born bull calf and my 3 year old (at that time) cow. The pictures don’t do him justice, he really is a large meaty bull, especially for a Watusi. His horns measured 69″ tip to tip & 23″ base circumference at the hair line on 7/30/12, and that was the only time he was measured at RRH. You can check my website for measurements on other cattle I own if you’d like to compare. Butler will add both body and horn to your herd, and he’s very good at his job as a bull. He’s located in East Texas and can be delivered anywhere for some fuel cost. I’m asking $2,500 for him, he comes with registration papers, and I can supply any info on Butler or his offspring via email, phone, or mail. Butler is a lot of bang for your buck, and I’m sure others will agree. Feel free to contact me anytime, and also feel free to spread the word around, I’d sure appreciate it!
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.