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Point Mackenzie farm welcomes 21 new additions to the herd

Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm (PMCF) is 640 acre parcel that provides food for the state’s prisons and local food banks. Prisoners raise 100 cattle and other livestock while cultivating over a million pounds of produce yearly. Livestock maintenance is a significant requirement and responsibility since the farm’s returning citizens must get up early to feed, water and monitor the beef cattle daily.

It takes a team of dedicated returning citizens who tend to our herd during the day and night shifts. Two of the team members are Crew Chief Eugene Wilson who has been overseeing the cattle for approximately three years and Livestock Worker Lance Hobson who has been working with the cattle for approximately a year.

Currently, the PMCF team has 21 new additions to the herd, which includes two sets of twins!