All About Ankole Watusi Cattle

Breed Spotlight: Watusi Cattle, the Cattle of African Kings

All About Ankole Watusi Cattle
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes By Klaire Bruce, Missouri – Ankole Watusi are known as the “Cattle of Kings.” Their unmistakably large horns can spear a lion. The tribes of Africa that rely on them for survival call them sacred. They are built to survive in harsh conditions with sparse forage. What are these wonder cattle? What Are Ankole Watusi Cattle? Ankole Watusi are part of a list of exotic cattle breeds that stands out from all the rest. A medium-sized bovine (cows range from 950 to 1,200 pounds and bulls from 1,200 to 1,500 pounds), Ankole Watusi come in solid or spotted colors, with dark red being the most prominent. Their long legs, made for outrunning and out-jumping predators on the African savannah, give them outstanding athletic ability. The cows sport a small, tight udder that produces a high-quality, butterfat-rich milk for their calves. And let’s not

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