Botswana’s farming enterprise – Bushra Kalahari Reds has emerged the most victorious throughout this year’s season of agriculture and farming shows.
The enterprise has collected accolades at district shows held in Ghanzi, Serowe, Molepolole, Kanye, Lentsweletau and Letlhakeng, as well as the National Agricultrue Show held in Gaborone recently.
Bushra took home the accolade for National Grand Champion in both 2016 and 2017, with top Kalahari Reds, an increasingly popular though specialized goat breed, gaining ever more attention amongst local farmers.
Bushra also took home titles for Ghanzi Grand Champion, Lensweletau Grand Champion, Letlhakeng and Molepolole Grand Champion, and Kanye Grand Champion.
Faheem Kala, Bushara’s owner said with this year’s season of agriculture shows held during a short period, shows took place in quick succession, which meant splitting show animals per destination.
“It has been a very hectic and very intense few months, with the shows being held one after the other. The sheer geography and need for animals to be prepped and rested after long travel was a big factor. We split our team and our stock, and that was that!”
Kala said Bushra’s victorious in all the various shows using different goats each time, shows the deep quality throughout their herd.
Bushra is no new player to the small stock farming scene, having made a name for itself over the years to great acclaim.
Kala has fast become known in the local and even regional farming community for driving impeccable genetics and breeding skills, all the while serving and a contributing and compassionate farmer to his fellow breeders.
Bushra Kalahari Reds is also a registered stud breeder, and a member of the SA Boer Goat Breeders Association.
“Working with the Association and with our fellow farmers is key. We are privileged in Botswana to have a great deal of support from both the public sector and the private farming community, but there is still much work to be done. This is particularly when it comes to the Kalahari Reds breed. Education, training and access to information are therefore paramount,” Kala said.
Bushra has also played host to the highly reputable SA Kalahari Reds Junior Goat course, hosted for the first time in Botswana in 2016.