Boran Cattle Stud
Sosian Ranch runs a herd of roughly 1600 head of Boran cattle which are all registered as pure Boran with the Kenya Stud Book. There are 400 breeding cows and 30 top quality stud bulls being used in the breeding program. This makes Sosian one of the largest registered herds of Boran cattle in Kenya, and the world. The remaining numbers are made up of farm bred animals from this herd which will eventually be sold to other breeders, retained for our own replacements or sold as top quality, free range grass-fed beef that is sold to some of Nairobi’s top restaurants..
The Boran is a breed of cattle originally developed in Kenya from very hardy stock that still lives in Kenya’s northern deserts, Somalia and Ethiopia. The animal has been improved over the years to get the breed we see now. As a member of the Boran Cattle Breeders Society each animal is subject to a rigorous inspection prior to being approved and allowed into the herd. There are a number of characteristics that determine a true Boran some are aesthetic, some from a commercial point of view and others based on what the breed should be. One of the biggest factors determining a Boran is the character and temperament. The breed is known to be placid and not aggressive to people. As a result of this our cattle are very relaxed and are more interested in meeting people than chasing them! However they are also bred for the very strong maternal instincts and it is not recommended to get between a cow and her calf! Once passed the animal gets the mark of the society branded on its hump.