Through the years at St. John’s there have been various “farm programs”. In Manitoba, the cattle and chickens would end up heading to the street as part of the door-to-door sales to raise funds for the school. In Alberta, the farm program had early experiments in pigs and later with cattle. None were for the door-to-door sales, but rather to feed the student body. And of course, the horse program.
The cattle program in Alberta was started 1984, with the first cattle on site named ‘Stew’ and ‘Hamburger’, just to make sure everyone knew where they were headed. In the early 1990’s the program had developed to the point where the herd of 25 cows and calves made the school virtually self-sufficient.
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