Stories by Janelle Skrinjar

Butler Farm Show brings big bucks for youth

Thursday, August 16, 2007

BUTLER, Pa. – The sound of thunder booming over the Butler Farm Show Aug. 9 matched the sound of records being shattered during the junior livestock sale.

An awesome night at Ashtabula County Fair

Thursday, August 16, 2007

JEFFERSON, Ohio – When the Ashtabula County Fair junior livestock sale ended Aug. 10, half of its records had crumbled.

Raising rabbits

Thursday, August 16, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – Anyone who’s raised animals knows it doesn’t take much to go from a single critter to a backyard full of pens and water buckets and feed bags.

Starting from scratch

Thursday, August 16, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – It all started with some pigs. In 2005, six 4-H’ers from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Hancock County in West Virginia put their pigs on the auction block at the Hancock County Oldtime Fair.

Talk it out

Thursday, August 9, 2007

SANDY LAKE, Pa. – Several years ago, Dale Kepner was facing a tough decision on his 40-head dairy. Although he’d been keeping his cattle in old barns and using old facilities to do the milking, he never had any intention of doing a major overhaul with his system.

Extreme Mustang Makeover: Making a little mustang magic

Thursday, August 2, 2007

JAMESTOWN, Pa. – On a warm July afternoon, a horse named Slick stands in the barn at Clear View Ranch, content to munch on hay and occasionally stick his nose into a red water bucket.

Tractors are a peek at the past

Thursday, August 2, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Sometimes, you just know when to hang on, even if you don’t know exactly why. John Cluxton, an Adams County farmer, has been hanging on for 50 years and this summer, he found out why.

Royal White delight

Thursday, July 26, 2007

(Editor’s note: This story is the final installment in a three-part series on sheep farming. Each story focuses on a different type of sheep production.

Friday the 13th didn’t scare Harrison Co. showmen

Thursday, July 19, 2007

CADIZ, Ohio – If superstitions about Friday the 13th bothered Harrison County 4-H’ers and FFA’ers, it didn’t show in the sale ring.

Wonders of wool

Thursday, July 12, 2007

(Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series on sheep farming. Each story focuses on a different type of sheep production.


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About Janelle

Former reporter Janelle Skrinjar wrote for Farm and Dairy from 2005 to 2009.