ODA reps listen to dairy farms' request

By MIKE PRIGGE Staff Writer Published:

>ANTWERP Around 15 people came to Antwerp High School Thursday evening to listen and ask questions of representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) about a local dairy farms request to expand its current capacity. Zylstra Dairy, located at 11753 County Road 21, currently houses 680 dairy cows. The farm is requesting two permits (a permit to install and a permit to operate) to add an additional 600-cow dairy barn and remolding an already existing barn to house an additional 120 cows. Under the proposal the dairy farm would have 362 days of manure storage.