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Workin On It Ranch from Dayton, TX
Workin On It Ranch

Farm Name: Workin On It Ranch

Year Farm Established: 2000

Location: Dayton, TX

Years I’ve been farming: 15 years

Animals I raise: Watusi cattle

Crops I grow: none

Hobbies I enjoy: Outdoor life.

Club/Associations memberships: World Watusi Association

Pets: 1 Rhodesian Ridgeback and 2 mini dachshunds.

Farm Motto: Treat other folks like you like to be treated.

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Now I call that a Texas Longhorn if I have ever seen one! Good picture!

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03/04/2013 11:55.06 AM Report This Comment  
beautiful pic.. OMG! Love the horns....

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  Love those horns!
Oh my goodness! What truly impressive horns on that animal! Simply gorgeous Watusi!

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04/20/2011 07:21.41 PM Report This Comment  
  My mom sees these beautiful creatures all the time! What a fantastic picture of one!

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09/02/2010 02:57.19 PM Report This Comment  
Watusi is an African trbe. So methinks they are the breed of cattle the Watusi raise in Africa. Hopefully the are useful against predators.

As to bulls: I'm no cattle expert but I know bulls are not the meekest animals. Even cows can be obstreperous.
Consult with your county farm agent. He might suggest a ring in the bull's nose . Maybe a good strong working cattle dog would be an asset.

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06/21/2010 12:43.36 PM Report This Comment  
What a cow! I have heard of these cows before but this is such a good pic of one!

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05/03/2010 01:24.11 AM Report This Comment  
  What a picture!
I've never heard of this breed, but those horns are incredible. It looks like it shouldn't even be able to lift it's head!

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03/22/2010 06:25.19 PM Report This Comment  
  That's a beautiful picture! I love it! You should really post more!

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03/18/2010 05:04.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Very nice picture!
I live in Cleveland, Tx, not far from ya'll! I've never heard of Watusi cattle, can you give a little more information? We don't have room for cattle, as we only have 4.5 acres. But I'm interested in raising goats! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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12/30/2009 02:16.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Where does the breed come from?
I love how amazing those horns are. I have never heard of Watusi Cattle, where are they from?

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09/07/2009 07:12.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Where is my Bull?
If you've been reading the blog thus far you know that we have 4 Angus cows - three steers and one bull. (We had two and two but, after a rather traumatic vet visit, were left with three steers and only one bull.) They have been progressing quite nicely, growing and maturing. Sorry to say they won't be around too much longer - and after Monday's events, if it were up to me, the bull may not be around much past this weekend.Our field's fence line runs the length of our property and borders our neighbor's field completely on that one side. Our 4 cows are penned off the front of our property (where the horse is located), but they still have access to about 1000' of the neighbor's fence line. And, the neighbors just happen to have two very cute, fuzzy, sweet, pure-bred Scottish Highland heifers that our young boys (particularly the bull) think are very, very pretty! One can see where this is going....Todd got the call Monday morning. "Your bull is in our field." So, he headed for home where my dad met him to help wrangle the bull back in to our pasture. By the time they arrived, however, the bull was quite upset because due to an obvious miscalculation on his part he had pushed through the fence and landed in a pasture completely devoid of other bovine. He was one pasture down from the girls and one over from his boys. And pissed apparently. He tried pushing back through the fence he came through but gave up after he got tangled (more pissed). I mean, you don't just walk up to a 1200lb bull and slip the halter on him and head back to the farm! From what I understand my dad had a can of grain trying to seduce him through the gate in the back of our neighbor's property, into the un-fenced woods and through the gate back into our property. The bull got pissy with my dad and charged at him but, Eventually gave in and followed the grain back to our field. Now, when I found out what had happened everything had already been taking care of. My response was to shoot the bull. #1: He's just getting to be too big to "play like I'm going to charge you" and #2: In my opinion: once a fence wrecker - always a fence wrecker. Todd has a certain softness for the bull and convinced me "It's not his time yet." I was under the impression we had just bought a pure bred Scottish Highland cow about to calve a 1/2 Scottish, 1/2 Angus calf. Mmm. Sounds expensive. Had it not been for the obvious, glaring ineptitude of our cow we may have bought one of those. I've always insisted that any animal that can (and does!) put it's own tongue all the way up it's own nose may not be the brightest bulb in the box, ya know? Looks like my intuition may have paid off this time. We had a few minor fencing repairs that evening - most notably the fact that we didn't have power down that side of the fence - and we're 3 days with no escapes. We all lived...this time.

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08/03/2009 07:18.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Do they not ever swing their horns at you ?

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07/11/2009 10:10.53 AM Report This Comment  
What a graceful, huge set of horns! Would love to see other photos of your cattle.

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05/25/2009 09:03.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Holy horns!
that is probably the most beautiful cow i have ever seen!

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04/08/2009 12:26.18 PM Report This Comment  
We also have two rhodesian ridgebacks and lost our first one just a few months ago. He was about 135lbs and the gentle giant of the family. Do your dogs try to heard your cattle. Ours think that when we let our goats out to run and play they need to herd them back to the pen. God Bless and you have beautiful cattle.

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03/18/2009 10:36.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Love your Watusi!
I had no idea cows grew horns like that. I've seen them on steers but those are truly impressive!

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03/06/2009 01:48.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Big Big Horns!!
Wow I can't believe the length of those horns! WOW

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03/05/2009 11:04.26 AM Report This Comment  


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