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Where's the Beef? Watusi

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Hidden : 08/24/2016
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Cows have been with us since the early Neolithic period, occupying an important role in our development as a society and culture. This is in tribute to that ubiquitous bovine that has made such an important contribution to the history of the wild, wild, west, including some of history's more famous mavericks .

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Also known as African Ankole-Watusi, this breed traces its ancestry back more than 6,000 years, where long-horned domestic cattle were established in the Nile Valley. They are even pictured in Egyptian pyramid pictographs. Later, this giant-horned strain of cattle was owned by Tutsi kings and chiefs. Their horns, which can reach 12 feet from tip to tip, led them to become popular in European zoos.
These medium-sized animals have small calves, which makes Watusi bulls useful for breeding to first-calf heifers or other smaller breeds. They tolerate weather extremes, and do well in very hot climates. Their large horns actually cool them down by circulating blood, cooling it, and returning it to the body. Watusi cattle also produce low-fat, low-cholesterol beef.

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