The farm at Don Bosco CALM can be proud of its cattle and birds that are reared here. Some of the animals in the farm are cows, bulls, goats, pigs whilst poultry has hens (layers and broilers), ducks, geese and turkeys. Apart from this, quite a number of activities take place on the farm to ensure that we have healthy cattle and poultry. Keeping the farm clean and in order is done every morning by a group of ten boys-in notations every week.
Mr. Bizimaana is the manager of the farm assisted by. Luggya- a senior two student at Kira Senior.Sec.School. They are at hand to offer vital assistance in maintaining the farm. Our boys clean various places in the farm ranging from where the animals sleep to where they feed from and stay during the day.
The other activity is the feeding of the animals in the farm. Animals such as goats and cows feed on elephant grass which is collected everyday by our pick-up. The grass is bought from another farm almost 2km. away from Don Bosco CALM. This grass commonly known as “Ebisagazi” in Buganda is given to the animals early morning and late in the evening. Animals and poultry need a constant supply of water and this is made available.
However, the pigs in particular feed on maize brand with the rest of the birds excluding the ducks and geese which are left free to move all over the farm. But in most cases, these still snick and feed on the maize brand that is provided to the pigs.
The health of our cattle and poultry in the farm is monitored by a near-by vet who comes to check on the animals` progress and recommends on what should be done for those animals that are in poor health. Maintaining a farm involves investment. No product of the farm is sold. Whatever income we get from the farm is shared within our home for poor boys. Various products are obtained from the farm such as eggs, chicken, beef, turkey meat, goat’s meat, pork, to mention but a few.
Furthermore, the wastes from the farm are used as manure in the garden to increase and improve on the fertility of the soil. This manure has been extensively used in the cultivation of vegetables such as carrots, cabbages, lettuce, onions, eggplants, ddoodo, frenchbeans, and green peppers, etc.
Finally, there are also two dogs in the farm which provide security to all the animals in the farm. If what we have stated here briefly does not convince you, you are welcome to visit the farm. But a note of caution.. Beware of the dogs!