From Rachael Moore this great photo and caption:
From Rachael Moore this great photo and caption:
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.
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
Every year as our annual membership meeting approaches we prepare for our election of new members to the Board of Directors.
Our membership meeting will be held on September 21, 2016 in Macon, Missouri so we must get our ballots ready by July.
There are three positions coming up for election this year for 3 year terms. If you would like to run or if you know of some other member that would like to run and serve, please contact Pam Jackson, our Secretary, at email@example.com or Cindi Darling, firstname.lastname@example.org or Garett Judd, email@example.com.
This Association belongs to all of our members and as such the determination of our Board of Director’s is important to every one of us. The qualifications are simple besides a desire to serve, one must be an active, voting member in good standing for two consecutive years with no felony convictions. We look forward to more participation.
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE WORLD WATUSI ASSOCIATION IN GOOD STANDING – PLEASE READ:
As you know your Association operates a website located at www.watusi.org. We routinely post information, photos and such about the Association and watusi cattle. We are embarking on an exciting new upgrade to our site. When finished we will have available our complete ‘Herd Book’ of pedigree records online in a searchable format. This is where our membership enters the picture. Firstly we are offering to publish a membership list online. We want to recognize your input and privacy so we ask that all of you advise the office of your desire to be included or your wish to not be shown.
In the pedigrees the breeder will show, which will include name, city and state. We also have this same information available for current owner as shown on the certificate of registration. If you desire to have more contact information to be shown please indicate on the attached form and return to the office. All non-responses will be considered opt out decisions. The second item we need your assistance with is our photograph project. The registration certificates contain photographs of the animal, however, most of these are as calves. We would like to be able to link as many adult photographs as possible to these pedigrees. If you would like to participate please send your photograph (s) to our office firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify the animal in the photograph.
TO THE WORLD WATUSI ASSOCIATION: Please print out this form, complete and initial your response and send to office.
I would like to opt out of participation in our online membership list. Do not post any personal information. _______________________
I wish to participate in the online membership list. Please list indicated items. _______________
Name: ____________________________ Membership # ____________________
Phone # ____________________________
Cell Phone: #__________________________________
URL (Website) _____________________________
Email address: __________________________
Farm/Ranch Name: __________________________________________________
Any other information you would like listed: ________________________________________________________________________
It is with regret that the Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of our Director Jeff Voss from Briley Farm in Oakland, Florida. Jeff’s contributions to the Association with his tireless participation in our operations as well as his management of his herd of quality watusi cattle have greatly improved our Association. Jeff is not leaving us or the cattle, but business interests are making it difficult for him to put as much time into this endeavor. We want to thank him for everything he has done.
The Board has appointed for the balance of Jeff’s term Don Morgan from the CST Ranch in Keystone Heights, Florida. Don can be reached by email at email@example.com, his phone number is 352-577-4149. We want to welcome Don to the board and look forward to his vibrant participation.
The rules and regulations of the World Watusi Association have provided from the beginning that all animals registered must be permanently identified either by freeze brand, hot brand or ear tattoo. As many display their animals the brands have not been used in many areas. The Board of Directors has determined that the ear tatoo is too difficult to read in adult animals. For these reasons it has been decided to remove the rule for permanent identification at this time. Photos delineating the markings on the hide and shape of horns are alternatives to these methods as well as a documented ear tag system. It is the breeder’s responsibility to keep proper records of breedings, births and sales. Some of our members have started DNA analysis of their livestock, which would solve any potential future disputes. It is not a requirement at this time, but it is encouraged as a practice.
Garrett Judd is notifying all of us of the plans he has arranged for our Fall, 2015 membership meeting.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00pm in the meeting room inside the Comfort Inn, in Macon, Missouri.
The Sale is scheduled for Thursday September 24.
Garrett’s message points out that we are hosting our Fun Auction again. Any and all donations are needed and welcome. If you know that you are coming and if you have any donation for the auction please let Pam know at the office. See you in September.
Hello to All,
Just thought I would run this by everyone again about the fall meeting and sale as its just around the corner.I have the meeting room at the Comfort Inn reserved for the meeting, gathering and fun auction for the Wednesday night(9/23/15) prior to the sale on Thursday. It will be in the same location as it was this past April. Also Nolands catering will be serving the food. Will need to decide on what we want him to serve closer to date and a approx amount expected to attend.I have already approved this by Pat prior to planning this awhile back. Just thought I would run this back by everybody again. Also if anybody has any ideas or donations to help the Association raise money at this event they will greatly be appreciated. Also it would be great to have it on our website and shared around to help with the attendance. Thanks
Judd Watusi Farm
Looking for a snazzy way to promote this great breed? The World Watusi Association offers a variety of apparel items for sale! Shirts, hoodies, hats, jackets, and a tote bag, oh my!
To purchase, please contact Robin at the office (254) 797-3032 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices shown do not include shipping charges.