January 18, 2003

Dickinson Cattle Co. LLC (DCCI) of Barnesville, Ohio announces that the well-known Foundation Pure Watusi sire "Mr. Immambo" passed away on January 9, 2003.

Mr. Immambo was bred by the Lubee Foundation of Gainesville, Florida. Following owners included Jon Porter, Rushville, IN.; Don Zavislan, Pueblo West, CO.; Bob Russell, Star, NC; Roger Swihart, Quinter, KS, and lastly Darol Dickinson, Barnesville, OH.

The deceased was a son of Spotted Bull by Grand Duke and out of JCS Heather by Saab. All of his original ancestors were imported from Africa.

He was selected by Dickinson in appreciation of his dark brown color with a flamboyant spot pattern and wide sanga flat-out horn. He measured 76 3/4" tip to tip. He sported an arrowhead forehead design color with a downward pointing tip which was transmitted to many of his progeny.

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Mr. Immambo Caption: The famous African Watusi sire, Mr. Immambo passed away January 9, 2003. He was owned by Darol Dickinson of Dickinson Cattle Co., Inc., Barnesville, OH. His 76 3/4" horn spread attracted hundreds of admirers during the summer ranch tours. The deceased has registered Watusi sons and daughters in nearly every state. Through the miracle of cryogenically preserved semen, more calves are anticipated to be born after his passing than during his life on earth. Please do not send cards, flowers or memorial contributions.

Mr. Immambo was born on March 15, 1991 and is survived by numerous foundation and native pure progeny.

He was most appreciated by tour attendees at DCCI when the buses would do the Watusi historic pasture stop. He bawled and bellowed racing toward bus loads of guests with his huge horned head down as if he were preparing to roll over the entire bus. The aggressive sounding bus greeting only amounted to his desire to consume grain treats provided by the guests and tour guide. He was kind and gentle.

Semen is available at $20 per straw from Mr. Immambo. His calves will run and play for years to come due to the miracle of frozen semen and artificial insemination.

The deceased spent his last month in a declining condition due to a spinal tumor. His impressive horn spread and skull will be polished and retained in the permanent collection at DCCI for perpetual viewing.

Memorial contributions are not encouraged, but each person who respected and appreciated the deceased may perpetuate his unique genetics through use of his cryo preserved semen.

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