World Dairy Expo Newsletter – May 2017

World Dairy Expo Newsletter – May 2017

World Dairy Expo Newsletter - May 2017

Just 140 Days

If you have not secured your travel and lodging arrangements, please do so as soon as possible. As you make additional plans, please let me know if I can be of any assistance. I can be reached via email or at 1-608-224-6455.

Enter to Win!

World Dairy Expo wants to Discover YOUR Dairy World! Entering is as easy as one, two, three. One, create a 60-second-or-less video describing your dairy world and how Expo is a part of it. Two, share the video on social media and tag World Dairy Expo. Three, encourage your friends and family to like it. Videos will be accepted until June 20 at 11:59 p.m. (CST) and the three winners of hundreds of dollars in prizes will be announced on June 25! More information about the Discover Your Dairy World Sweepstakes can be found here.

Travel Plans – Flights
World Dairy Expo recommends the following airports for travel to the show: Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) is 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
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. Again, numerous hotels are already sold out for 2016 World Dairy Expo.
Madison and Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin is home to more than World Dairy Expo. There is great food, fun and festivities happening during October. For travel and vacation ideas, check out the
World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours Announced

Expo has 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 discussion to follow. Tours are presented daily, Tuesday through Saturday, in Mendota 1 of the Exhibition Hall.

Sponsors of the 2017 Virtual Farm Tours include: Provimi, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Lely, American Jersey Cattle Association, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc., Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC and CRV USA.

Tuesday, October 3 at 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Fustead Holsteins, Wausau, Wis.

Highlights: 475 milking/Milk Production and Genetics

Sponsored by: Provimi

Wednesday, October 4 at Noon

Hosted by: Oregon Dairy Farm, LLC, Lititz, Pa.

Highlights: 475 milking/Community Partners

Sponsored by: Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

Wednesday, October 4 at 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Good-Vue Farms, Goodridge, Minn.

Highlights: 120 milking/Utilizing Technology

Sponsored by: Lely

Thursday, October 5 at Noon

Hosted by: Piedmont Jerseys, Lincolnton, N.C.

Highlights: 250 milking/Jersey Genetics

Sponsored by: American Jersey Cattle Association

Thursday, October 5 at 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Meier Dairy of Palmer, Inc., Palmer, Kan.

Highlights: 650 milking/Innovation

Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Agriculture

Friday, October 6 at Noon

Hosted by: VanBedaf Dairy LLP, Carrington, N.D.

Highlights: 1,500 milking/First Generation U.S. Farm

Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.

Friday, October 6 at 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Night Hawk Dairy, Stratford, Wis.

Highlights: 900 milking/Cow and Calf Care

Sponsored by: Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC

Saturday, October 7 at Noon

Hosted by: Wood Hill Farms, Turin, N.Y.

Highlights: 743 milking/Expansion

Sponsored by: CRV USA

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.
I hope you are able to join us to “Discover New Dairy Worlds” in Madison, Wisconsin, October 3-7!
Liz Matzke
World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo Newsletter – May 2017

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