World Dairy Expo

International Junior Holstein Show: Dundee Domination

Date: 
Tue, 10/04/2011

Austin SchwartzbeckAustin Schwartzbeck gets a congratulatory hug from his mom, Lisa Schwartzbeck, after winning Junior Champion of the International Jr Holstein Show.

Jr Champion – Peace&Plenty Asteroid Fishy (Kingsmill Gdwyn Asteroid)
1st Fall Calf; Austin Schwartzbeck, Maryland

Reserve Jr Champion – R-E-W Happy G Lucky -ET (Braedale Goldwyn)
2nd Fall Calf; Max Wolf, Connecticut

HM Jr Champion – Brookhill Attic Devestation (Allyndlae-I Attic)
1st Spring Yrlg; Kyle Natzke, Wisconsin


Elizabeth Sarbacker of Wisconsin with her winning 2 year old, Fischerdale Damion Reality.

Junior Champions of International Junior Show
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4-H Dairy judging honors return to New York

Date: 
Tue, 10/04/2011

2011 4-H National Champions: New York

2011 National 4-H Dairy Judging Champions: New York
New York 4-H took its first contest win since 1998 (left to right):
Meghan Vaill, Emma Andrew, coach Douglas Waterman, Cassandra Sapp, and Andrew Reynolds.

After a 13 year hiatus (last contest win in 1998), the New York 4-H Dairy Judging team claimed top honors in the Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. The team, coached by Doug Waterman, placed first out of the 30 teams that competed in the competition. Team members included Andrew Reynolds, Cassandra Sapp, Emma Andrew, and Meghan Vaill.

Rounding out the top five were Michigan (5), Maryland (4), Wisconsin (3), and Pennsylvania (2).

The contests top five individuals were Michael Rush (PA), Nicholas Schuster (WI), Andrew Reynolds (NY), Austen Schmidt (WI), and Andrew Kern of Minnesota with a winning score of 679. Read more

Collegiate dairy judging contest a close finish

Date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

Cornell takes home collegiate judging honors after the tie with Virginia Tech is broken. Carissa Levash from UW-Madison top individual.

The 91st annual Collegiate Judging contest in Madison, Wisconsin was a battle until the end. The two teams, Cornell and Virginia Tech, after results were calculated, were tied with a score of 2,485 points. The tie was broken by the teams reasons scores, with Cornell pulling out ahead. The team, Matthew Sharpe, Tyler Reynolds, Kelly Lee, and Richard Hall, was coached by David Galton. All four team members also received All-American honors.

2011 National Champions: Cornell University

2011 National Collegiate Dairy Judging Team: Cornell
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National 4-H Dairy Conference Participants stormed Fort Atkinson

Date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

A tradition that keeps going, the National 4-H Dairy Conference (NDC) attendees visited four sites in Fort Atkinson, Wis., today.

Groups were able to visit our offices here (see pictures, below), the Hoard's Dairyman Farm, Nasco, and the National Dairy Shrine.


Over 164 students (juniors or seniors in high school) came through these four sites, quickly filling up our offices as the buses unloaded.

National 4-H Dairy Conference at Hoard's


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Start your engines! Expo begins tomorrow

Date: 
Sun, 10/02/2011

It's fall and that means World Dairy Expo! Exhibitors are on the grounds preparing for the show – setting-up displays, shaking straw, and hanging signs. Cattle, too, are settling into their new homes for the next week.


To start off the youth events, 4-H and college judging teams visited local dairies for practice prior to today’s contest.

Trade show exhibitors are also out in full force organizing their booths in preparation for Tuesday’s official opening.

At Hoard’s Dairyman, Sunday started at 5 a.m. washing 12 Guernsey cows for the judging teams that stopped. Just after 8 a.m., the vans arrived and guests toured the Hoard’s visitor center, milking parlor, and freestall barn. The first class began at 8:45 a.m.

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Achievers Crowned

Date: 
Tue, 10/05/2010

World Dairy Expo 2010 has come to a close. In a matter of a just a week, shows, sales, and contests were all held in Madison, Wis.

Total attendance was up, with 65,136 attending. International visitors came from 87 countries. The commercial trade show booth also had an international flavor, with exhibitors from 26 countries.

Total dairy cattle on the grounds tallied 2,411 head. Holsteins top the list with 652 head, followed by Jersey and Brown Swiss. Exhibitors came from nearly every corner of the continent, representing 36 states and 6 Canadian provinces. Read more

Frosty and Seisme are Supreme and Reserve

Date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010

Wish you could've watched the naming of Supreme Champion? Watch this video!

Aves wins Merle Howard Award

Date: 
Sat, 10/02/2010

Stephanie Aves’ passion for showing dairy cattle demonstrated through her junior project work, has earned her the 2010 Merle Howard Award. The daughter of Kevin and Julie Aves of Popular Grove, Ill., Aves is the seventh person to receive this award. 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.

This 20-year-old is very passionate about life and uses the talents God has given her to the fullest. A number of years ago this Illinois native was looking for a good calf to be a foundation for her herd and that is when Stephanie Aves started a lifelong friendship with Yvonne Preder of Plymouth, Wis. As Preder recalls, “She had the look in her eye that just told me she was the right person for this calf.” Read more

The story behind the ice cream

Date: 
Sat, 10/02/2010

We've all admired, and likely enjoyed, a cup or two of the delicious ice cream found on the end of the exhibition hall. Delectable flavors that rotate daily attract thousands of people each year. But this story isn't about Carmel Collision or Vanilla Bean — it is the story behind the ice cream. Read more

Three youth showman reign supreme

Date: 
Sat, 10/02/2010

The Youth Showmanship contest, held September 30, 2010, at World Dairy Expo used to include a knowledge quiz and fitting contest. This year though, the latter were eliminated and the contest is now based solely on a youth's ability to show an animal. Read more

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