Charles and Hilary Keighley were both born and raised in Kenya. Charles studied agriculture at London University specializing in animal husbandry. Hilary trained as a physiotherapist at Kings College Hospital in London.
Sheep have always been one of Charles’ passions and he established a dorper flock in Kenya in the early 1980’s.
In 1990 the family migrated to Australia and settled on the Monaro managing a merino stud for 17 years, then, having seen the potential of the dorpers in Kenya for meat production under dry conditions, were excited when they were able to establish their own stud at Laikipia.
In 2012 the opportunity arose to purchase a new property "Woburn" in Bungarby. The new property has better country and offers the potential to run more stock. It also provided us with the opportunity to diversify into Australian Whites as well as maintaining the Dorper and White Dorper studs.
Charles & Hilary have three sons, Geffrey, Tim & Nick. The boys have always contributed greatly to the property and love their time spent on the farm. Tim has recently graduated from Charles Sturt University in Agricultural Business Management and is very interested in all aspects of the business.