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.
We are pleased to announce that we have volunteers that are taking over programs for the Association. We have many new, young members and are hoping that their energy and enthusiasm will be infectious.
Rachael Moore of Cameron, Missouri has taken on the job of producing a newsletter for the association. Any personal story or bragging to be done about your livestock or just something that might catch your interest could be shared with our members through the newsletter and this website. If you have any contributions or photos or stories feel free to contact Rachel at 816-645-7461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A small organization like ours can always use more help in fund-raising, and our new volunteer Lissa Pabst of Hotchkiss, Colorado is up to the task! Any suggestions that you might have for fund raising can be run past Lissa. We have promotional items for sale at the WWA office in Texas. Lissa may be contacted at 970-201-5525 email@example.com.
King Louis was a large red bull sired by the famous Valentino of the Busch Gardens, Tampa Florida breeding program and out of the cow Fraulien who was an imported cow from the Frankfurt Zoo in Germany. Louis shows up many times in bloodlines of the World Watusi Association records. Although he was used on a few foundation pure cows he was ultimately used extensively on percentage animals by Liar’s Lake of Sparta, Missouri producing over 200 offspring.
Liar’s Lake Kenya Jim was born at Texas Safari in 1988. He has been used extensively as a sire by Liar’s Lake having produced over one hundred calves. Jimmy was sired by Heinz, of the Catskill Game Farm breeding lines, and out of Kathy, one of the highest selling Watusi cows of the last decade. Kathy was from the Rare Animal Survival Center, Ocala, Florida.
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.
Masterpiece was Grand Champion Foundation Pure bull at the Colorado State Fair multiple times, a well deserved honor. Masterpiece was one of the largest bulls in the breed weighing in at 2305 pounds at the age of 5 years. He was the product of the Great Adventure Park in Jackson, New Jersey in 1980. He was used extensively by the Zavislan Ranches in Pueblo West, Colorado mostly on percentage animals.
The World Watusi Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of African Ankole- Watusi cattle.