California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson says portable livestock pens such as these installed at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds will make it easier for fairgrounds to house farm animals displaced during disasters. The CFBF charitable foundation, the California Bountiful Foundation, cooperated with the state Department of Food and Agriculture to acquire the pens.
Photo/Ching Lee
A total of 280 pens such as these at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds have been distributed to fairgrounds around California. Panels to create the pens are stored on racks so they can be quickly transported where needed to house farm animals during a disaster.
Photo/Ching Lee
Donated pens shelter animals in disasters
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