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Nelore Cow: World’s Most Expensive Cow Sold at KSh 517 Million

Nelore cow
A Brazilian Nelore cow. Photo: GWR.

A record-breaking cow named Viatina-19 FIV Mara became the most expensive cow sold in an auction.

The Brazilian Nelore cow is worth $4 million (KSh 517 million) according to the Guinness World Records.

Guinness World Records said the amount the cow was sold can buy a mansion or a fancy apartment overlooking Central Park in New York, USA.

It can fund travel around the world or one can stop working for the rest of his/her life.

The cow’s new owners are breeders Casa Branca Agropastoril, Agropecuária Napemo and Nelore HRO.

The 53-month-old cow was born in Nova Iguaçu de Goiás, Brazil and is already ranked among the best Nelore cows in the world.

The price paid for the unique animal makes a big statement about the breed’s quality.

The expansive cow breed is known for its bright white fur, loose skin, and a prominent bulbous hump above their shoulders.

The Nelore breed is renowned for its remarkable heat tolerance, a characteristic mainly attributed to its fur, which effectively reflects a wide range of light wavelengths, as well as its unique sweat glands.

it originated in India’s district of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh state.

Gogar Farm in Kenya

WoK previously covered the story of Gogar Farm, owned and directed by Hamish Grant.

The farm is a 5,000-acre sprawling piece of land located in Rongai, Nakuru County.

The farm is one of the leading breeders and exporters of pedigree dairy cows in East Africa.

Gogar Farm was established in 1915 by a group of rich aristocrats.

They included Denys Finch-Hatton of ‘Out of Africa’ fame, who was one of the early major shareholders.

During the First World War, it was consolidated by Arthur Dudgeon into one holding.

Gogar farm, as well as the major Rongai area, was thought to be very ideal for maize farming considering the proximity of the Kenya-Uganda railway for transport.