Gilbert Family Earns Top Honors with Watusi Cattle


By Sara Price

Yearly, representatives from the Gilbert Ranch enter the World Watusi Show at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colo. This year’s show took place on Labor Day.

Duane Gilbert’s grandsons, Kade Richens 6, and Ethan Stinson 7, had a chance to show off the cattle at this year’s event.

The family has been raising Watusi cattle since 1982. This year they won Grand Champion Cow with a cow named Sanora, Reserve Grand Champion with a cow named Funny Face, Grand Champion Bull with a bull named Thunder, as well as Premier Exhibitor.

Gilbert stated that the competition is stiff with participants coming from all over the country to compete.
Watusi cattle have distinctive long horns that originated in Africa. Some horns can reach up to eight feet long and can weigh up to 1,600 pounds.

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