Theft Wipes Out High School Ag Students’ Livestock Program


Source: Kern Golden Empire



Thieves cut through chains and gates to steal livestock owned by the Arvin, California high school agriculture department. Taken were 25 goats, eight sheep, and some piglets.  

According to Arvin High School agriculture department chair Donald Mill, little remains of the agriculture project he and his students started almost ten years ago.





Mills said, it's likely the animals were stolen for profit. Several were pregnant which means a mother and her two kids can fetch up to $750. One lamb, Mills said, was worth $1,500.

“When they're out here taking this stuff, they're not taking it from Kern High School District, they're taking it from, our students,” he said.
Mills said students are devastated. Many nursed and raised the animals since they were born.

“They have a real investment in these animals out here,” Mills said. “This is a seven-day-a-week every-day-of-the-year project out here on our 40-acre farm. So these kids have put numerous hours over the last three years here on these projects.”


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Source:  Kern Golden






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