The Kenya Livestock Breeders have great pleasure in announcing
their 2006 Show to be held at Jamhuri Park, Nairobi on Wednesday
7th June to Friday 9th June 2006.
The show is the culmination of a combined effort of all Breed
Societies of Kenya and represents the cream of the country's livestock.
The show aims to promote Kenya's livestock industry world-wide,
particularly within the COMESA group of countries.
Brookside Dairy Limited have again agreed to be title sponsor.
The Agricultural Society of Kenya have incorporated the show in
their 2006 calendar of events.
A full range of classes representing Ayrshire, Holstein-Friesian,
Guernsey and Jersey dairy breeds, Brown Swiss, Boran x exotic dairy
will be represented as well as Sahiwal, (dual purpose) Boran, Beef & Fatstock,
judged by international judges. Dairy goats, meat goats and sheep
will be on show and camels and free range chickens on display.
For those interested in showing, all animals must be registered;
either with the Kenya Stud Book or the Grade Registers. Borans
must be eligible for registration. Breed Inspectors lists are available
from the relevant breed society.
The qualities of Kenya's own Boran breed of cattle for use in semi-arid
areas of the world will be highlighted. There will be an auction
of prime Boran, Beef bulls and Fatstock after the classes.
Kenya's agricultural commercial sector will have an exclusive opportunity
to show and promote its products to the public. Offering a unique
opportunity to create bonds of interest between farmers and the
suppliers of agricultural services and equipment. Over 7000 people
registered their attendance in 2004.
The event will promote sales of semen from Central
Artificial Insemination Station for both local and for export markets. Kenyan breeders
who supply embryos for export can be contacted through their breed
Seminars will be held to highlight modern livestock technology
appropriate for both small scale and large scale farmers countrywide.
Panel discussions will be incorporated leading to a lively debate.
All farmers and stakeholders in the livestock and agricultural
sectors are welcome. Entry will be by ticket bought at the gate.
A.S.K. Members will be admitted free.
Overseas visitors are welcome to contact the organizing committee
for information and introductions.
The show has seen considerable growth since its inception. The
comment "the greatest success yet" of the 2004 show came
unanimously from breeders, sponsors, product and service displayers,
attendants and participants alike.
The favourable comments made by international judges are encouraging
including "I have never met such a dedicated group of people
with such a sense of optimism." "The top cows could be
shown anywhere in the world" " Congratulations to all
breeders in preparing their cattle and bringing them to the show
- I take my hat off to them". The judges of the exotic breeds
were very impressed with the Boran and praised the legs and feet
locomotion of this breed.
Judging of dairy cattle by international judges including progeny
- Dual purpose cattle judging - Sahiwal, Brown Swiss, Boran
- Judging of Boran Cattle, bull progeny groups and other
beef breed classes and fatstock.
- Judging of sheep and goats.
- Auction sale of Boran & Beef
bulls and prime fatstock.
- Display of camels and free range chickens.
- Display of commercial
products relating to the livestock and agricultural sector, as
well as veterinary medicines, vaccines, livestock feeds & inputs
modern technology and equipment in these sectors.
- Grand Parade
- Other arena events including sheep shearing competition.
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