LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles college could lose the farm because of budget cuts.

Pierce College in Woodland Hills is counting on its annual fundraiser next month to help support its historic farm. At one time, the San Fernando Valley school had more than 100 head of dairy cattle, hundreds of sheep, pigs and thousands of poultry.

The farm paid for itself and was an important resource for students of large-animal veterinary medicine.

Now it's down to about 100 animals. But feed still costs more than $50,000 a year. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/xn4qlZ) says the college has cut the farm supply budget by 25 percent even as feed costs soared.

The farm is looking for donations in both labor and money.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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