Stories by Andrea Zippay

Unusual Curly horses are treasure for Meads

Thursday, February 14, 2002

American Bashkir Curly horses are unique because their coat, mane and tail more closely resemble a poodle than a Quarter Horse.

Trumbull County farmer beaten by ATV riders in his alfalfa field.

Thursday, February 7, 2002

Rural landowners getting burned by frequent trespass of off-road vehicles. Aside from ruining crops, riding in fields digs ruts and creates other headaches.

Ropin’ goats pays off big for East Rochester teen

Thursday, January 31, 2002

“Goat roping is kind of rough,” says Carroll County’s Nikki Bacon, Ohio High School Rodeo Queen, “but I would ride a bull just to prove I could.”

Are naturally polled Holsteins feasible?

Thursday, January 31, 2002

History books reveal ancestors of modern Holsteins were polled. The majority of horned animals in today’s dairy industry are a result of few dairy cattle breeders selecting for the polled trait.

Genetics, preventative medicine are the beef of cattle operation success

Thursday, January 24, 2002

Beef producers shouldn’t rely totally on EPD charts to make sound breeding decisions.

Deere jumps at opportunity to train dealership managers, equipment techs

Thursday, January 24, 2002

A career, not just a job: Like plumbers and electricians, there will always be a need for farm equipment repair technicians.

Ohio cattlemen celebrate 50 years

Thursday, January 24, 2002

Pickaway County beef producer Mel Earich received the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s Industry Excellence Award during the group’s 50th annual meeting Jan. 19 in Dublin, Ohio.

Bronco adoptions save mustangs, give owners piece of American heritage

Thursday, January 17, 2002

Last year, nearly 7,000 wild horses and burros were adopted. Still, the Bureau of Land Management needs more families willing to adopt. Four now have a home at Stoney Hollow Farm near Lisbon, Ohio.

Ohio State Fair show sheep to set tail docking standard

Thursday, January 10, 2002

A new sheep industry proposal aims to determine acceptable tail lengths by examination.

Wayne County compost project fuels up with highway roadkill

Thursday, January 3, 2002

An OAR-related pilot program started last January by the Department of Transportation composts deer carcasses found in the road.

Watchmaker’s hands create a lifetime of work

Thursday, December 27, 2001

Mark Baker who has his own clock repair shop in Damascus says just about every person who comes into his shop has a story to shares behind the piece they bring.

Holstein industry testing for new defect

Thursday, December 13, 2001

Complex Vertebral Malformation, a genetically transmitted defect can be reduced by avoiding matings in which there are carriers on both sides of the pedigree.

Columbiana County: Charges filed in emu cruelty case

Thursday, December 13, 2001

Pennsylvania man arrived at Rogers auction with a livestock trailer containing close to 50 emus, dead, dying, and mutilated.

Pork cooperative seeks producers willing to change system

Thursday, December 6, 2001

Members can invest in the cooperative’s packing and processing plants, if built.

State agriculture department seeks ideas on specialty crop grant spending

Thursday, November 29, 2001

ODA needs help spending $800,000 in federal farm assistance.

Spotty’ harvest surprises farmers

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Yields were all over the board this year, according to the grain merchandiser for Agland Co-op in Canfield, Ohio, whose thoughts were echoed by producers and traders from northwestern Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.

Wayne County voters turn down farmland preservation initiative

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Voters turned down the 10-year tax that would have raised $2.3 million annually to preserve county farmland and open space.

Operation Evergreen: Tree donations brighten holiday spirits

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Christmas tree growers from across Ohio donated nearly 100 trees this year to “Operation Evergreen,” an effort that has been sending holiday cheer to peacekeeping troops in eastern Europe for the past five years.

Chalk scare hits close to home

Thursday, November 8, 2001

It was another case of a white powder scare in the mailroom, but this time it was the “Farm and Dairy.”

Stark SWCD honors James Pastore, Patt Tercek

Thursday, November 8, 2001

Conservation awards were presented at the district’s annual meeting and banquet Nov. 1.


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About Andrea

Former staff reporter Andrea Zippay wrote for Farm and Dairy from 2001 to 2009.