GRANDS ÉLEVAGES DE KATONGOLA (GRELKA) is a Congolese food processing company in which the Forrest family holds shares in a private capacity. Bought in 2006, George A. Forrest and his children have a majority stake in it.
GRELKA is a cattle farming and organic meat production company. Based in the Katanga, GRELKA has nearly 35,000 head of cattle located on two ranches, covering a total area of 450,000 hectares.
The meat produced by GRELKA is sold locally, mainly in the Katanga but also, since 2010, in Kinshasa.GRELKA produces prime quality organic meat.
The company, created in the 1930s, has gradually developed its own breed, the Grelka. The Grelka breed, unique in the world, is in part based on the Bonsmara, the leading beef breed of South Africa.
GRELKA has also introduced, for the first time in Central Africa, the Belgian beef breed, the Belgian Blue-white. This first experiment has proved successful and will be continued in the future.
Finally, since its ranches are located far from any urban centre, GRELKA supports initiatives of a social kind, in particular in the areas of education and health.