Stanbic Bank Botswana Sponsors The Annual Botswana Boer Goat And Dorper Breeders’ Society Show

In its continued efforts to support agriculture, Stanbic Bank Botswana sponsored the Annual Boer Goat and Dorper Breeders Society Show & Auction to the value of P200 000.00. This was yet another means through which the Bank reaffirmed its dedication to supporting community initiatives that improve the lives of Batswana through initiatives such as these.

The main purpose of the event was to promote the stud breeding and trading of quality genetic Boer goats and Dorper sheep, which support Botswana’s agricultural development and sustainability. By bringing together breeders, buyers, and enthusiasts from across the region, the event served as a critical platform for knowledge exchange, showcasing best practices in small livestock farming, and facilitating economic growth within the agricultural sector.

Stanbic Bank Botswana’s sponsorship accentuates its commitment to agricultural excellence and community empowerment. Speaking at the event, Stanbic Bank Botswana’s Head of Commercial, Banking, Lesego Osman emphasised the importance of supporting local farmers and breeders in their efforts to enhance productivity and quality within the livestock industry. “We believe that agriculture is a cornerstone of our nation’s economy, and by supporting events such as these, we are investing in the future of Botswana’s agricultural sector, Botswana is our home, we drive her growth”. 

The event featured a variety of activities, including livestock exhibitions, auctions, and educational seminars led by industry experts. Attendees had the opportunity to network, share insights, and explore new business opportunities, all aimed at strengthening the agricultural value chain. The highlight of the program was the auction, where top-quality Boer goats and Dorper sheep were sold to the highest bidders, ensuring that local farmers gain access to superior livestock genetics.

Said Annual Boer Goat and Dorper Breeders Society Show & Auction organiser, Phillip Van Niekerk, “The resources and exposure gained through this program enhances livestock farmers breeding practices and opens up new avenues for growth. It is heartwarming to see a bank like Stanbic Bank Botswana invest in the future of agriculture and stand beside us as we strive to uplift our communities and contribute to the national economy.”

As Stanbic Bank Botswana continues to champion community-centered initiatives, the Annual Boer Goat and Dorper Breeders Society Show & Auction stands as a shining example of the positive impact that collaborative efforts can have on the agricultural sector and the broader economy.