KENYA TO HOST A MAJOR LIVESTOCK BREEDERS SHOW.

Kenya will again host a Livestock Breeders Show & Sale from 9th -11th August this year at the Jamhuri Park, Nairobi.

The event is organised by the Livestock Breeders Trust, and more than 80 organisations that support the livestock industry are expected to take part in the show.

According to the Chairman of the show committee, Dr. Muchemi Kariuki, the Livestock Breeders Show & Sale has been held every 2 to 3 years since 1999 and is among the five biggest shows in Africa dedicated to Livestock and Agriculture.

The objective is to promote the Kenyan Livestock Industry through exhibition of superior livestock (cattle, sheep and goats).  Also on display will be livestock health and nutritional products and modern livestock farming technology.

‘’At previous shows we have had up to 34,000 people coming through the gates including regular visitors from Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa giving the exhibitors a considerable amount of regional exposure’’ said Dr. Kariuki.

Some of the key activities expected at the Show will include judging of livestock by international Judges, seminars on topical issues relating to the livestock industry, grand parade of livestock on exhibition and an auction of the country’s finest stud Boran/beef bulls and fat-stock.

The show will also enable visitors to interact with a cross-section of players in the livestock sector and to have a glimpse of the very best animals on display.

According to Dr. Kariuki, the show accords Kenya an opportunity to showcase her advancement in the genetic improvement of the national herd and it is also an opportunity for breeders to expand the marketing of their breeding stock to other African countries.

While the show offers a chance for other stakeholders in the livestock industry to display their products and services, both large and small scale farmers also interact for educational purposes.

The entry charges to the  show will be Kshs.300 per person.

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