Record Set in 2017 WDE Youth Showmanship Contest

Record Set in 2017 WDE Youth Showmanship Contest   MADISON, WIS. – A record-breaking 424 youth exhibitors competed in the 2017 World Dairy Expo® Youth Showmanship Contest on Thursday, October 5. Youth showmen from around the globe competed for top honors in Junior, Intermediate and Senior Showmanship Divisions. Winning the Junior Division, the W. Terry Howard Award and clippers from Andis Company was Brianna Meyer of Chilton, Wis.; the Intermediate Division, the Howard Voegeli Award and clippers from Andis Company were won by Taylor Vander Meulen of Brighton, Ont.; and

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show   MADISON, WIS. – Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata took home her third title of Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show on October 3. The winning Five-Year-Old Cow was named Senior Champion and before going on to be named Grand Champion Ayrshire. Colata, exhibited by Erin Curtis Szalach, of Cazenovia, N.Y., took home the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award. Reserve Grand Champion of the International

Winner Lives Up to Name in the International Junior Brown Swiss Show

Winner Lives Up to Name in the International Junior Brown Swiss Show   MADISON, WIS. – Top Acres Garbro Winner-ET, owned by Jonathan Hubbard, Thurmont, Md., brought home Grand Champion honors from the International Junior Brown Swiss Show at World Dairy Expo® on Thursday, October 5. Winner placed first in the Five-Year-Old Cow Class and went on to be named Senior and Grand Champion of the Junior Show. She and Hubbard received the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand

Expo Seminars Continue to Highlight Top Industry Topics

Expo Seminars Continue to Highlight Top Industry Topics   MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo® is in the midst of featuring all things new and innovative in the dairy industry during Expo Seminars. This year’s Expo Seminars include topics on robotic milking systems, A2 milk, transition cow health, mycotoxin in feedstuffs, consumer perceptions, cover crops and future farm labor. Continuing education credits are obtainable by members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards – RACE Program (RACE). Seminars will be

Y Not Me Claims 2017 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion of the Junior Show

Y Not Me Claims 2017 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion of the Junior Show   MADISON, WIS. – Miss Nastias Y Not Me was crowned Supreme Champion of the Junior Show at the 2017 World Dairy Expo on the evening of Saturday, October 7.  The winning Senior Three-Year-Old from the International Junior Jersey Show, was exhibited by first-time Expo exhibitor, Aspen Silva of Modesto, Calif. Y Not Me was presented with a royal blanket sponsored by Select Sires, Inc., a $1,500 cash award sponsored by BouMatic, and a director’s chair

Blexy Named Supreme Champion of 2017 World Dairy Expo

Blexy Named Supreme Champion of 2017 World Dairy Expo   MADISON, WIS. – Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET was awarded the honor of Supreme Champion at the 2017 World Dairy Expo. This winning Holstein cow is owned by Budjon, Vail, Abbot, Van Excel and Woodmansee of Lomira, Wis. Blexy, was the first-place winner in the Six-Year-Old Cow Class and Senior and Grand Champion Female in the International Holstein Show. As Supreme Champion, Blexy received the Gregory Blaska Memorial Trophy, a $2,000 cash award sponsored by BouMatic, a royal blanket sponsored by Agpro,

2017 World Dairy Expo Holstein Show

2017 World Dairy Expo Holstein Show Check back later for more pictures loaded after the show Spring Heifer Calf (32) Petitclerc Solomon Annice, Ferme Petitclerc, Et Fils St-Basile, QC Midas-Touch Solomon Cher-ET, Jennifer King, Waddington, NY Ran-Can Alonzo Cliche-ET, Grace V. Nell, Gettysburg, PA Beemer MagicalMiles, Kanani & Soren Price, Martinton, IL TTripleT-Ent Dor Prize-ET, Colton Thomas, North Lewisburg, OH Petitclerc Doorman Sapphire-ET, Grant Vosters, Freedom, WI Hillpine Doorman ASAP-ETRyan LauberUnion Grove, WI Oakfield Solomon Dandy-ETJonathan & Alicia LambOakfield, NY Ms Maple-Downs A S Gwen-ET, Clarkvalley, Dalton J Faris, Peter

Champions of the 2017 World Dairy Expo Red and White Holstein Show

Champions of the 2017 World Dairy Expo Red and White Holstein Show   Click all photos to see larger images   Junior Champions of the open and Junior shows Junior Champion Greenlea Ad Annie-Red-ET, Michael P Heath, E William and Mark Iager, Westminster Md. Reserve Junior Champion Ms-Aol DB Raspberry-Red-ET, Jaydn Kimball, Windham, Maine Junior Champion of the Junior Show Ms-Aol DB Raspberry-Red-ET, Jaydn Kimball, Windham, Maine Reserve Junior Champion of the Junior Show Cleland Defiant Kailene-Red, Grady & Lane Wendorf, Ixonia, Wis. Photos by Wisconsin Holstein Association Intermediate Champion

WDE Youth Fitting Contest Breaks Previous Record

WDE Youth Fitting Contest Breaks Previous Record   MADISON, WIS. – The eighth annual World Dairy Expo® Youth Fitting Contest experienced record participation on Sunday, October 1 in the Estrumate Sale Pavilion. The 24 contestants, ranging in age from 13 to 21, were allotted one hour to prepare an animal to show-ready quality. Placing the contest was Trenton Styczynski, a professional dairy cattle fitter and consultant from Pulaski, Wis. Top finishers in the Intermediate Divisions, Elizabeth Stoltzfus, Berlin, Pa. and Tyler London, Center, Ky. and second place finishers in the

Wisconsin Team Garners National 4-H Title

Wisconsin Team Garners National 4-H Title MADISON, WIS. – The team from Wisconsin took home top honors in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on Monday, October 2. The Wisconsin team of Ben Buske, Dawson Nickels, Kylie Nickels and Matthew Gunst finished the contest as the top team overall and the first-place team in reasons, with all the team members placing in the top five for reasons. Coming in a close second place finish overall and second overall in reasons, was the Maryland team of Todd Allen, Faith Burton,

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show   MADISON, WIS. – Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata took home her third title of Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show on October 3. The winning Five-Year-Old Cow was named Senior Champion and before going on to be named Grand Champion Ayrshire. Colata, exhibited by Erin Curtis Szalach, of Cazenovia, N.Y., took home the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award. Reserve Grand Champion of the International

Martha Marches off the Colored Shavings as a Three-Peat Grand Champion

Martha Marches off the Colored Shavings as a Three-Peat Grand Champion   MADISON, WIS. – For the third consecutive year, Musqie Iatola Martha-ET earned Grand Champion of the International Jersey Show on Wednesday, October 4 at World Dairy Expo®. Martha was awarded first-place in the Six-Year-Old and Older Cow Class and took home the Senior Champion Female Award. Additionally, she received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion was the winning Five-Year-Old Cow, Elliotts Blackstone Charlotte-ET, owned by Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC,

My Dairy Dashboard Launches; Partnership with DFA Announced

My Dairy Dashboard Launches; Partnership with DFA Announced   MADISON, Wis. – My Dairy Dashboard, a joint venture between Virtus Nutrition and Dairy.com, recently announced the nationwide launch at World Dairy Expo, Oct. 2nd of the My Dairy Dashboard web app, an online technology hub that simply connects and visualizes dairy data so dairy producers and their advisors can make better decisions faster. “This is an exciting time in dairy with new technologies being rapidly developed to track every aspect of dairy production and farming…from robotics to pedometers,” says Mitch

Chairman Goodlatte to Share Information on Guestworker Bill at World Dairy Expo

Chairman Goodlatte to Share Information on Guestworker Bill at World Dairy Expo FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LAURIE FISCHER [email protected] Chairman Goodlatte to Share Information on Guestworker Bill at World Dairy Expo ADC will be utilizing technology to deliver comments from Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), to attendees at ADC’s World Dairy Expo presentation. Due to the fact that Congress is in session, Chairman Goodlatte will not be able to leave Washington D.C. and speak in person. However the Chairman will share valuable new insight and information on

ACT NOW! Seats Filling Up for the DeLaval Technology Tour!

ACT NOW! Seats Filling Up for the DeLaval Technology Tour! Join Us for a Technology Tour! If you plan to visit World Dairy Expo, don’t miss this event! Join us on October 4th in Madison, WI for a can’t-miss, one-day tour of two dairies that have made technology improvements to maximize efficiency. We’ll showcase state-of-the-art solutions, including a DeLaval VMS™ and a DeLaval parallel rotary PR3100HD. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with progressive herd managers about different cow traffic strategies, barn designs and other topics. The bus departs at 7:30 a.m. from the Alliant

2017 CDCB Industry Meeting

2017 CDCB Industry Meeting “Dairy producers and genetic enthusiasts are invited to “discover new dairy genetics” on Oct. 3, when the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) will introduce six new genetic evaluations for health traits. Conveniently located at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., the meeting – which is open to the public – will be in the Exhibition Hall (Mendota Room 4) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The meeting will be headlined by a producer panel providing perspectives on dairy herd health, and

Set Sail for World Dairy Expo®

Set Sail for World Dairy Expo®   MADISON, WIS. – With just two weeks to go before ‘Discovering New Dairy Worlds’ at World Dairy Expo 2017, now is the time for attendees to finalize plans. WDE offers many tools to help dairy enthusiasts make the most of their time at the must-attend event of the global dairy industry. Expo’s award-winning Trade Show – featuring more than 850 companies – is best navigated with a plan. Interactive maps, available at worlddairyexpo.com, allow attendees to explore the show before and during their

Jersey Herds On Expo Virtual Farm Tour Program

Jersey Herds On Expo Virtual Farm Tour Program AJCA Director Corey Lutz (third from left) will take the lead, joined by wife Bridgette and their family, for the Piedmont Jerseys Virtual Farm Tour, October 5 at World Dairy Expo. Photo: Heather Beard Photography Jerseys Take The Stage in Virtual Farm Tours at World Dairy Expo Reynoldsburg, Ohio, September 7, 2017—Jerseys will take center stage at the 2017 World Dairy Expo when Piedmont Jerseys LLC, Lincolnton, N.C., and the Registered Jerseys™ at Meier Dairy of Palmer, Inc., Palmer, Kans., present Virtual

Global Dairy Youth Invited to Compete in Expo Contests

Global Dairy Youth Invited to Compete in Expo Contests   MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo® is searching for the best young fitters and showmen in the world to compete in the WDE Youth Fitting and Youth Showmanship Contests. All young dairy enthusiasts are welcome, as these competitions are open to anyone who meets the age requirements. Participants are not required to exhibit in one of the WDE breed shows to qualify; however, to be eligible, contestants must use an animal that will be shown or sold at Expo in

DATCP Hosting ‘Changing Landscape of Dairy’ Symposium Oct. 6th

DATCP Hosting ‘Changing Landscape of Dairy’ Symposium Oct. 6th MADISON – The dairy industry, whether in Wisconsin or other U.S. states with strong dairy traditions or internationally, faces new opportunities and challenges as the industry adapts to changing trends in milk production, genetics, processing, consumer demand, and even shifting trade agreements. To help sort out these complex issues, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is hosting a symposium during this year’s World Dairy Expo featuring leading researchers from several top U.S. dairy states who will share insights

Seminars Address Forage Opportunities

Seminars Address Forage Opportunities   MADISON, WIS. – The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is once again hosting forage seminars for those attending World Dairy Expo®. This year’s schedule includes discussions about small grains, impacts of genetic changes in forages, limiting leaf loss in alfalfa and safety protocols. Seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, located on the east end of the Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center. Following is a schedule of the 2017 Forage Seminars: Wednesday, Oct. 4 10:00 a.m.     Cereal-Grain Forages: Providing Nutrient Management

Diversity Highlighted in World Dairy Expo® Virtual Farm Tours

Diversity Highlighted in World Dairy Expo® Virtual Farm Tours MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours have been bringing the best dairy operations in North America to Madison for more than 15 years. The eight dairies selected this year are no exception, featuring technology and innovation, outstanding milk production and genetics, strong community ties and first generation farmers, top-notch cow and calf care and an expanding dairy. These virtual outings provide a visual presentation led by the farm’s owner or manager, with time for questions and an open

Dairy Leaders Honored with World Dairy Expo® Recognition Awards

  MADISON, WIS. – After a year hiatus – to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of World Dairy Expo – WDE is pleased to announce the return of Expo Recognition Awards and the four honorees selected this year. These individuals were nominated by their peers for their involvement and excellence in the dairy industry and their community. The 2017 honorees are as follows:   Dairy Woman of the Year Marilyn Hershey, Ar-Joy Farm, Cochranville, Pa. Dairyman of the Year Charles Ahlem, Charles Ahlem Ranch, Turlock, Calif.  Industry Person of the Year Ben