World Dairy Expo

Views of Expo — Tuesday

Date: 
Wed, 10/01/2014

Views from Tuesday at World Dairy Expo.

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Exceptional cows and kids highlighted during Junior Holstein Show

Date: 
Wed, 10/01/2014

A Wisconsin cow bettered the 242 cow field.

By Maggie Seiler, Editorial Intern

Completeness, balance and strong udders described the cows that Judge Molly Sloan found to the top of the classes throughout the day at the Junior Holstein Show on Tuesday.

At the end of the day, Fleury Damion Caraibe exhibited by Zailey and Kaiden Conroy and Trevor Tuman of Lomira, Wis. found her way to the top of the field when she was named the Grand Champion. Judge Sloan described the 4-year-old cow as having no holes and an exceptional udder.

“We felt she was just the best cow today,” said Sloan. “We fell in love with her when she came into the ring in her class.”

Judge Sloan used the winning aged cow, Sunrose Jess owned by Bryce & Brant Gingerich and Riley Treat of Millersburg, Ind., as the reserve champion cow, and the best bred and owned cow was exhibited by Taylor Leach of Kansas. Read more

Hoard's Dairyman visits with Bayer Animal Health

Date: 
Wed, 10/01/2014

Fly control and reproductive management tools

by Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor Amanda Smith talks with Larry Hawkins, D.V.M., Bayer Animal Health, about its fly control and reproductive management tools at this year's World Dairy Expo. Today, October 1, Catosal has been reapproved for the U.S. market.

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Ayrshire show topped by Quebec cow

Date: 
Wed, 10/01/2014

Judge Wallace made his selection from 257 head exhibited in the International Ayrshire show

by Maggie Seiler, Editorial Intern

ElsevierThe sound of bagpipes faded, and Judge David Wallace walked toward the middle of the ring tapping the winning 5-year-old cow, Vieux Village C Diamond, as Champion of the Ayrshire show. For Diamond’s owner and breeder, Florent, Vicky and Bianca Foley of Piopolis, Quebec, this was the icing on the cake. Earlier in the day, their senior 2-year-old cow, Vieux Village Balti Destinee, was named the Reserve Intermediate Champion. They were also named the Premier Breeder and Exhibitor of the Ayrshire cow show.

The winning senior 3-year-old cow, Lone Birch D. Wham Dallas, owned by Emily Paquette, Gabriel Blaisdell and Lone Birch Ayrshires, was named the Reserve Grand Champion of the show. Read more

Consumers care about values

Date: 
Wed, 10/01/2014

Expo seminar said the key to answering the hard questions is showing you care.

by Maggie Seiler, Editorial Intern

DMI presentationAnswering the onslaught of consumer concerns is a very real challenge facing dairy producers today. It is fitting then that this topic was the focus of the World Dairy Expo seminar entitled, "How to handle difficult questions from consumers and make a difference for dairy."

The seminar that was led by Stan Erwine, vice president of producer communications for Dairy Management Inc., featured dairy producers Marilyn Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Tracy Loos, Wisconsin. Amanda Hintz, a dairy student from Wisconsin, joined them.

Their advice for producers who face the hard questions was to keep it simple. Hintz said this was especially important when chatting with millennials. Read more

New double-12 milking parlor opens for business

Date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014

Safe, top quality milk is the goal of World Dairy Expo

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

cow being milked
With over 3,000 head of cattle entered in the 2014 World Dairy Expo, the milking parlor will be a busy place this week for both cows and exhibitors. The new facility is computerized and is significantly larger than the previous parlor.

I spoke with the two University of Wisconsin-Madison students who are the chairpersons of the Milk Barn, overseeing all milking activities for the duration of the show. Read more

Ribbon cutting solidifies Expo’s future in Wisconsin

Date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined World Dairy Expo and New Holland to slice the ribbon on the New Holland Pavilions.

New Holland Pavilion

by Maggie Seiler, 2014 Editorial Intern

After months of planning, discussion and round-the-clock construction, the New Holland Pavillion ribbon cutting ceremony this morning ushered in a new era for World Dairy Expo. As the scissors sliced through the blue ribbon, representatives of the contributing parties celebrated a job well done.

The speakers during the event noted how exciting it has been to watch the project come together and see the collaboration across the groups that made this happen.

“We are very proud of this building,” noted Abe Hughes, vice president of New Holland, North America. “We believe the animals needs have been met by this facility.” Read more

Ties set the collegiate judging stage

Date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014

It was a battle between the Badgers and Big Red for the blue.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor


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Tie was the word of the day at the National Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest. This year marked the third-ever tie for first place in the contest’s 94-year history. Previous ties for first occurred in 1985 between Cal Poly and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 2011’s contest between Cornell and Virginia Tech. Read more

New York teams top the Post-Secondary contest

Date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014

Morrisville State College emerged as the handy winner

by Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

A pair of schools from the state of New York judged their way to the top of the 26th annual International Post-Secondary Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo. Morrisville State College Team A (above) finished ahead of second place SUNY Cobleskill, as team members Evan Castrogiovanni, Alton Rudgers, Logan Martin and Drew Hill won the competition by a decisive 65 points.

Following in third and fourth were two California schools. Modesto Junior College captured third place honors, while Merced Community College finished in fourth. Michigan State University Ag Tech rounded out the top five. Read more

Midwest claims 4-H judging victories

Date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014

A 26-point spread separated Wisconsin’s Jordan Seimers from Michigan’s Lucas Moser.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Jordan SeimersThe stars aligned at the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest for Wisconsin’s Jordan Seimers. With both a top placings award and a high reasons victory under his belt, Seimers’ fate was sealed as the contest’s top individual. Seimers not only saw the cows well yesterday, his reasons backed up his placings as he averaged 46.6 points and scored 716 overall. Seimers led the pack by far, 26 points ahead of the contest’s second place individual, Lucas Moser of Michigan. Ella Jackson of Ohio claimed third place honors, breaking a tie for fourth with her reasons score. Read more

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