World Dairy Expo

New Holland Pavilion debuts at World Dairy Expo

Tue, 09/30/2014

by Hoard's Dairyman

There is no dress rehearsal for World Dairy Expo this year. The first event ever held in the recently constructed New Holland Pavilion at the Alliant Energy Center is the “greatest dairy show on earth.” The old barns were demolished and the two-barn facilities broke ground in April of this year, immediately following the Midwest Horse Fair, one of Madison’s annual signature events.

There is one main aisle and all cattle are stalled to the left or right off the center row. This area will be for human traffic only. Cattle will enter and exit the buildings from numerous overhead doors on each side of the building, but are not to cross the center aisle. This will keep people and cattle from intermingling in a fairly confined area and the walkways free of manure.

All wash racks and manure storage areas are on the outside of the buildings under cover, alternating along the entire length of both sides of the barn. Read more

Discovering Fort Atkinson’s agribusiness sector

Mon, 09/29/2014

Annually the city hosts 190-plus 4-H Dairy Conference delegates from across the nation, as they delve into the industry’s history.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

For many years it has been the pleasure of the Hoard’s Dairyman staff to work with the National 4-H Dairy Conference’s youth delegates. Today, we, along with National Dairy Shrine and Nasco, were privy to host 208 4-H youth and adults that arrived in Madison, Wis., Sunday for the National 4-H Dairy Conference.

For many of them, coming from close to 30 states, it’s their first time venturing to Wisconsin, and for some it’s the first opportunity they have had to travel outside their state’s border. Read more

Our spin on “Designer Dairy”

Mon, 09/29/2014

From concept to cover: how we created this year’s gatefold

By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

On the Saturday of World Dairy Expo, the theme for the following year’s event is announced. As 2013’s “Center of the Dairy Universe” drew to a close, the artwork for “Designer Dairy” was unveiled. From that time, our staff has 10 months to come up with our interpretation on the latest theme. The design or image that is crafted then graces the cover of our September 10 World Dairy Expo Supplement.

Found in the center of your September 10 issue, this year’s gatefold cover was composed and photographed by our art director, Ryan Ebert. He estimates that between, sketching and brainstorming, dying and drying the shavings, the photo shoot and finalizing the design, 30-plus hours of work were wrapped up in this year’s cover. To see what went in to our cover creation process, Ebert put together the video below: Read more

Judging teams visit Hoard’s Dairyman Farm

Sun, 09/28/2014

Nearly 300 individuals converge on Fort Atkinson for judging practice

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

Nearly 300 attended the judging workout at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm on Sunday morning. Hoard’s Dairyman magazine and farm staff prepared three classes of cows for the judges to evaluate. Teams representing 4-H, post-secondary (2-year technical colleges) and university teams and coaches took the opportunity to get in some last-minute practice before the national contest tomorrow at World Dairy Expo. Read more

Views from World Dairy Expo - Saturday

Mon, 10/07/2013

Views from Saturday at World Dairy Expo.

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Holstein is out of this world at World Dairy Expo

Sat, 10/05/2013

Goldwyn daughter named Supreme Champion

Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn was the Center of the Dairy Universe at the closing ceremonies of World Dairy Expo. Maya was the brightest star and was named Supreme Champion of the 2013 show on Madison's colored shavings on Saturday evening. This Holstein aged cow was exhibited by Ty-D Holsteins, Drolet and Sons, Ferme Jacobs and A. and R. Boulet of Cap-Sante, Quebec.

The Reserve Supreme Champion went to the Grand Champion Red & White, KHW Regiment Apple 3-Red-ETN, a 4-year-old, exhibited by Westcoast Holsteins of British Columbia.

Supreme Champion 2013 World Dairy Expo

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Hundreds of youth participate in Expo's showmanship contest

Sat, 10/05/2013

It's a 3-peat for Booth in showmanship.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager

Cole and Ava Booth in junior dairy cattle showmanship at World Dairy Expo

While 288 youth participated in the 2013 World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest at World Dairy Expo, only one exhibitor has won his division for the past three years in a row. Eleven-year old Cole Booth bested his 9-year-old sister, Ava, to three-peat in 2013. The pair hail from Plymouth, Wis., and both showed Red and White calves. As the first place junior division winner, Cole was awarded the W. Terry Howard Award.

The Top 10 in each division are as follows:

Juniors:9 years to 12 years
1. Cole Booth, Plymouth, Wis.
2. Ava Booth, Plymouth, Wis.
3. Alek Krueger, Wrightstown, Wis.
4. Rick Heslinga, Duvall, Wash.
5. Ashley Hawvermale, Wooster, Ohio Read more

Going for the gold at World Dairy Expo

Sat, 10/05/2013

Top honors in the Holstein show go to a handful of Goldwyn daughters.

by Abby (Huibregtse) Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor

A rainy Saturday didn’t stop Holstein enthusiasts from around the world from watching as Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn was named Senior and Grand Champion of the World Dairy Expo International Holstein Show. Judge Justin Burdette from Mercersburg, Penn., and his Associate Gus Schwartzbeck, Union Bridge, Md., selected the aged cow as the best of the Holstein cows that walked the purple shavings.

Bonaccueil Maya Goldwyn, Grand Champion, International Holstein Show 2013

Judge Burdette called Maya a cow with great dairy strength, a tremendous udder, and overall style and balance. She was also named the Champion Bred and Owned cow. Maya was exhibited by Ty-D Holsteins, Drolet and Sons, Ferme Jacobs and A. and R. Boulet of Cap-Sante, Quebec. Read more

The Apple did not fall far from the tree

Fri, 10/04/2013

In fact, it's the same tree ... an Apple tree!

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager

Grand Champion Red & White Show

It was certainly a unique occurance in the International Red & White Show at World Dairy Expo. First, a genetic clone won, KHW Regiment Apple 3-Red-ETN! Second, Reserve went to the donor – the original fruit, Apple-Red-ET. And, Honorable Mention Grand Champion to Apple-Red's Talent daughter, Candy Apple-Red, the winning 5-year-old and Best Udder of Show. Finally, Apple-Red's brother, Advent-Red was named Premier Sire. This Apple tree bears beautiful red fruit!

Junior Champion of the Open Show went to Hanalee G Busty Babe, owned by Hank and Nancy-Lee Hazeleger and Marty Hazeleger of Canada. Sejane Camden Vania-Red, owned by Sejane Holstein and Selexie Holstein of Canada, was Reserve. Read more

Wisconsin's Cassy Krull Wins 2013 Merle Howard Award

Sat, 10/05/2013

by Corey Geiger, Hoard's Dairyman Managing Editor

Cassy Krull is Merle Howard Award winner

2013 Merle Howard Award winner: Cassy Krull

A three-breed award winner equally well known in Red and White, Holstein and Jersey circles, Cassy Krull has won the 2013 Merle Howard Award. The daughter of the Cindy Krull and the late Brian Krull of Lake Mills, Wis., Krull is the tenth person to receive this honor. The Merle Howard Award is presented to the top junior exhibitor at World Dairy Expo who demonstrates exemplary skills in fitting, showmanship and overall passion for the dairy industry. Read more

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