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South Africa to the Lone Star State

"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together"

- African Proverb

Hi, we are John & Lauri Abraham, founders & owners of Bambanani Ranch, home of the finest Ankole - Watusi Cattle. I grew up in South Africa, my wife joined me over 30 years ago, and we built a career around wild African Safaris. We know A LOT about African animals & Watusi are no exception. Both our sons went to Texas A&M, married, and settled down in Texas. We made the jump across the pond to the USA several years ago and began raising Watusi on our land. These beautiful animals have enriched our lives with treasured memories and fun times with our growing family. Bambanani means "Togetherness" in Zulu, an African language dear to our hearts. We decided to name our cattle business "Bambanani" because God has used this land to reunite our family, to bring us closer together. At the end of the day, our priority is our faith, family, and... raising the finest Watusi for you and your family to enjoy together. 



We are committed to doing what is right first & foremost. We live by Biblical principles that define our morals and guide us as we lead our family & grow our business. Proverbs 28:6

"Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways"


We are convinced every person has immeasurable worth & value, commanding our utmost respect. We adhere to the Golden Rule found in Luke 6:31:

"Do to others as you would have them do to you"


We believe trust is invaluable & must be earned. We are dedicated to earning each client's trust by displaying honesty, transparency, & fairness in every interaction. Proverbs 12:22

"The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy."


We abide by the pursuit of excellence in all our efforts & ventures. We aspire to do our best & continue discovering ways to improve, delivering exceptional quality every time. Colossians 3:23

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters"


We are dedicated to serving a greater purpose & counting others as more significant than ourselves. God has called us to found Bambanani Ranch to serve & bless others. Matthew 20:28:

"Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many"

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