Discover New Dairy Worlds
It is an exciting time for World Dairy Expo as we plan for the 51st World Dairy Expo and beyond. We hope to unveil some new facets to the show in the coming months. Be sure to watch our Facebook andTwitter pages for details. We look forward to hosting you in October. If you have questions or comments, please email me at any time.
World Dairy Expo Announces the 2017 Judges
These men complete the 16-judge roster that is responsible for placing more than 2,400 cattle expected to exhibit October 3 through 7 in Madison, Wis. They’ll bring experience judging nationally and internationally with them to Madison.


The complete list of judges for 2017 is as follows:

International Ayrshire Show:
Official: Allyn “Spud” Paulson, Arlington, Wis.
Associate: Kurt Wolf, Epworth, Iowa

International Brown Swiss Show:
Official: Keith Topp, Botkins, Ohio
Associate: Dean Dohle, Halfway, Mo.

International Guernsey Show:
Official: Chris Lahmers, Marysville, Ohio
Associate: Bernie Heisner, Fairview Heights, Ill.

International Holstein Show:
Official: Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y.
Associate: Carl Phoenix, Sunderland, Ont.

International Junior Holstein Show:
Official: Lynn Harbaugh, Marion, Wis.
Associate: Ryan Krohlow, Poynette, Wis.

International Jersey Show:
Official: Mike Berry, Albany, Ore.
Associate: Corey Couch, Victoria, Australia

International Milking Shorthorn Show:
Official: Jack Lomeo, Jr., Hermon, N.Y.
Associate: Simon Lalande, St. Placide, Qué.

International Red & White Show:
Official: Chad Ryan, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Associate: Brian Kelroy, DeForest, Wis.


Congratulations to all the judges selected for the 2017 World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Shows.

Experience Expo Year-Round
Did you miss a class in one of the dairy cattle shows? Want to see the crowning of the Supreme Champion? Highlights from every class are available on World Dairy Expo’s website. The videos show each individual animal, plus the final line-up and the judge’s reasons on the top 10 placings. The selection of Supreme Champion in its entirety is also found here. Additionally, watch all the Expo Seminars and Virtual Farm Tours in their entirety.
Travel Plans – Flights
World Dairy Expo recommends the following airports for travel to the show: The Dane County Regional Airport (MSN), located 20 minutes from World Dairy Expo; General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a 1 ½-hour drive from Madison; O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, Illinois is a 3-hour drive from World Dairy Expo.
Travel Plans – Hotels
It is never too early to plan for next year. You will find a list of hotels and information including room availability, rates and amenities, on the World Dairy Expo website. If you are having difficulty making reservations, please send me an email. It is best to make your reservations as soon as possible.
World Dairy Expo 50th Anniversary Book
The limited edition commemorative book, We Need a Show, gives insight into how Expo began, explores the struggles and successes over the years, and looks into what the future might hold. Copies of We Need a Show are still available through the Hoard’s Dairyman Bookstore. Click here to get your copy today!

World Dairy Expo 50th Anniversary Print
World Dairy Expo’s commemorative painting is still available for purchase, capturing an image that combines all facets of Expo – spanning the five-decade history and showcasing iconic moments, animals and people. The painting was completed by artist Larry Schultz, of Sunny Beach Farm Studio. Prints can be ordered from the 50th Anniversary page.

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