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.
This is a reminder to all of our Annual Members that our Membership period runs from January 1 through December 31. Your 2012 membership will expire permanently on March 1, 2013 if renewal has not been received.
Your membership fee should be forwarded to Robin at the World Watusi Association office, P. O. Box 2610, Glen Rose, TX 76043. This is also a great time to notify us of any changes you might have in your address, phone contacts and web information.
WWA Board member, Rodney Barnhart, submitted this photo with the caption “I guess that I wasted all that money on a fancy longhorn squeeze chute…” Well that might be the case, but at minimum wage the cost of 1 hour of this operation would exceed $150.00, might make that chute seem more reasonable.
A beautiful pair from J Heart Farms, Richard and Pam Jackson. Email them here.
The results are in. The winners of our 2012 election for the Board of Director’s are Vernon Base, Duane Gilbert and Rodney Barnhart. These members will serve a three year term.
In addition the new Officers of the Association were elected: President, Vernon Base; Vice-President, Richard Jackson; Secretary, Pam Jackson and Treasurer, Joy Rider.
All of these members as well as members of the Board may be contacted at any time if a member has a question, suggestion or problem. Contact information can be found under the WWA Information Menu.
Tribesmen in Africa have a close relationship with their cattle.
The number of head and the quality of the animals defines social status in the tribe. Herdsman spend a large percentage of their time with their livestock.
The World Watusi Association receives forwarded photographs from time to time from various members. We will be posting a variety of those received that reflect the background in Africa of the Watusi Ankole cattle. We do want to extend a special thank you to the hard work in collecting and forwarding these great items to all that send them in. We have a particular thank you for Rodney Barnhart, Alex Geremia and Darol Dickinson for their contributions.
The votes are all in and we are officially opening/merging a new Corporation for the WWA in the State of Delaware. We have all voted on a few changes in the ByLaws and the Board of Directors has been spending long hours overhauling the Rules and Regulations. We will post it all up on this site when it is ready. Meanwhile, let’s keep getting those calves registered and keep building this wonderful breed.
Bigelow Exotic Cattle is the home of Ron Potts in Arkansas.
Visit them on the web at http://bigelowexoticcattle.com/home.