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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Here we are marching through spring already, my how time flies. There are only two weeks left to submit your bid for the center place on our promotional TShirts or to arrange for one of the smaller spots surrounding the big ad. Please contact Robin at the office in Texas 254-797-3032 or at Watusicattle@outlook.com.
Also if all members could take a moment to update your membership records to include any email, cell phone and URL addresses. You can send this information to our Secretary, Pam at email@example.com.
We had active participation in our Spring Fling for dinner and our fun auction. We were thrilled to actually meet our Registrar, Robin Hancock and her husband. We had several newer members there such as The Deline family from Michigan and the Edward’s family from Oklahoma. A good time was had by all and as always we enjoyed the great food from Nolands Catering. We want once again to thank the Comfort Inn in Macon from donating the meeting room it was greatly appreciated.
The World Watusi Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of African Ankole- Watusi cattle.