Country Guide by Lorraine Stevenson
The sun is barely up but VRP Farms Ltd., a half hour north of Lethbridge, is already humming. Pen riders saddle their horses and barn labourers are shipping, sorting and processing. Feed drivers put their trucks in gear, operators of high hoes and manure trucks shuttle about the site, and truck drivers back up to the chutes to begin loading cattle.
At the farm shop in nearby Iron Springs, welders and mechanics have started their daily rounds too, fixing, repairing and maintaining the farm’s extensive machinery, mills and other infrastructure.