We were very proud of our Livestock Department after their success at the Livestock Breeders' Show in Nairobi. Ol Pejeta was one of the first conservancies to integrate wildlife and livestock, and to demonstrate that conservation and cattle can be a winning combination.
For months, Ol Pejeta Beef's prime stud animals have been considered, assessed, trained and groomed for the Show. It's the biggest livestock event in Kenya and its awards are a significant achievement. We were all thrilled to learn that Ol Pejeta was taking home the most coveted prize - Supreme Champion Bull, who demonstrated superb examples of the Boran's remarkable characteristics. Other prizes included Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer and Reserve Pen of three Heifers.
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and His Excellency Governor Mike Sonko attended the Fat Stock Auction on the first day, and bid for pens of Kenya's top quality steers. The President offered high praise for the cattle on display, and declared the importance of promoting Kenya's beef industry both locally and globally.
International judge P J Budler was highly enthusiastic about all the cattle at the show, noting however that Kenya's cattle are still a bit of a secret in the rest of the world.
It falls now to cattle breeders in Kenya to advance the supreme genetics we should be famous for, to continue efforts to re-open the export market so the rest of the world can benefit from this country's proud cattle keeping tradition.
For more information on our livestock programme, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org