The BCBS was the first breed society in East Africa to create guidelines for improving indigenous cattle. In so doing, it established a strain of the East African Shorthorned Zebu as a recognised breed – the Boran.
An important objective of the BCBS is to retain the efficiency and adaptation of the breed to harsh conditions. Hardiness and fertility in the Boran have made it the premier breed for crossbreeding and rangeland beef production in Kenya. The Society guards against losing these qualities and through its panel of inspectors, it maintains the Boran’s standard of excellence.