Mr. Ernest E. Greenough, a Methodist Laymen of the Sunshine Farms, Merced, California, offered a foundation herd to SAI to establish a pure bred Jersey herd on the Campus. He helped build the first unit of a Dairy Barn, where a teaching unit in dairy husbandry might be carried on. Step by step, with the necessary equipment this teaching unit became the fastest growing vocational program.
The herd grew to over 200, including Holstein, Brown Swiss and Jersey. The excellent herd as exhibited at the Great Western Livestock Shows and many other competitions wining many prizes. Heifers from the SAI herd were sent aboard in the Heifers Project of Overseas Relief. Milk was processed and sold by Mayfair Creamery in Torrance and the dairy became a showplace for children’s groups from schools and other organizations.