Touring with the Free State Boran Club

The Free State Boran Club organised a tour to Stompie Olivier (Hotspot Boran), Quentin de Bruyn (Vastrap Boran) and Makena Scheepers (Letselaskraal Boran). This was followed by a Boran stud breeders’ course held at Rikus Stander’s farm near Marquard (Mount Kenya Boran).

The tour was extremely well supported by 21 fellow Boran breeders. It was an awesome opportunity to showcase our Boran herd to fellow breeders and we really enjoyed the opportunity to see great quality animals in other herds. There was also plenty of time for socialising. Great thanks to our sponsors, OVK, Voermol and Embryo Plus, which enabled us to have an amazing evening at Oranje Guest Farm near Fouriesburg where we were treated to fantastic hospitality by Makena and Mona Scheepers.

Cindy MHB 07-10 - one of the cows seen at Vastrap Boran.

Cindy MHB 07-10 – one of the cows seen at Vastrap Boran.

At Makena and Mona Scheepers.

Free State Boran club members at Letselaskraal Boran with Makena and Mona Scheepers.

A cluster of beautiful Boran at the magnificent Letselaskraal.

A cluster of beautiful Boran at the magnificent Letselaskraal.

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Contemplating beauty.

Oranje Guest Farm near Fouriesburg.

Oranje Guest Farm near Fouriesburg.

Albert van Zyl and Rikus Stander.

Albert van Zyl and Rikus Stander.

The two day Boran breeders’ course was presented by Mario du Preez and Stefan Buys. The course is a must for both aspiring and current breeders with a focus on the tools needed to run a stud successfully and to create common goals for the Boran breed in South Africa. Again, we need to thank both Rikus Stander and Willie Anderson for allowing us to use their facilities and their animals to judge and for being so generous with their time.

The new committee of the Free State Club have started the year brilliantly with great communication, enthusiasm and delivery. The success of both the tour and the course can be squarely attributed to Albert van Zyl (Meander Boran), Rikus Stander and Stompie Olivier. Well done guys! Click here to see the new Free State Boran Club website.

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