World Dairy Expo

Central National Jersey Show champion journeys from Illinois

Date: 
Wed, 10/05/2011

The four-year old cow form Tremont, Illinois tops the Jersey Show. A Jersey from the same herd tops the 100,000 pound class ousting Huronia Centurion Veronica 20 J.

The Jersey cows and heifers came out in full force for the 2011 Central National Jersey show held on the World Dairy Expo grounds. Hank Van Exel of Lodi, California and associate judge Nathan Thomas of Cable, Ohio, were tasked with judging the 212 cows and 149 heifers that walked on the colored shavings. During their two days in the ring they looked at 361 of the top Jersey animals in the world.

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Best Booths Winners

Date: 
Wed, 10/05/2011

Hoard’s Dairyman hosted the commercial exhibitor party on Tuesday evening. All trade show exhibitors were invited to attend an evening of food, beverages, ice cream sundaes, and great camaraderie. The trade show booth winners were also announced:
Small booth: Trans Ova

Medium booth: Elanco

Large Booth: DeLaval

DeLaval employees are dressed in matching blazers and answer questions from visitors
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"Freebies" - the best free stuff at Expo!

Date: 
Wed, 10/05/2011

Whether you are a needy student or "frugal Fred," one of the easiest (albeit maybe not most productive) ways to make your visit to World Dairy Expo worthwhile is picking up free stuff.

Free Stuff

Trade shows and free stuff go together like playoff baseball in October. If you're in need of pens, tablets, stress balls, or tee-shirts, trade shows like World Dairy Expo are the place to be. This year is no exception, of course. The hot items of the year seem to be T-shirts. Many of them are in high demand (and short supply) to the extent that we couldn't find them during our early-afternoon stroll through the grounds.

Hot tee-shirt pickups include Nationwide Insurance (out on the trade mall, tee-shirt shown above), the outside Estrumate stand, and Clari-Fly. Read more

Hoard's Dairyman Commercial Exhibitor Party 2011

Date: 
Wed, 10/05/2011

In year 17, the Hoard's Dairyman and World Dairy Expo commercial exhibitor party was a great success.

Dairy producers and youth from around the country make the trip to World Dairy Expo every year. They come to compete in the show ring, as part of a judging team, or maybe even in the fitting or showmanship contests. But there are a few more things to look at that just cows at every Expo.

Obviously, we're talking about the commercial exhibits stretched throughout the Exhibit Hall, Outdoor Trade Mall, Coliseum corridors, Arena, and other buildings. This year, there are over 800 commercial exhibits. We invite all of them to our annual Tuesday night party to thank them for participating in the industry's biggest event of the year. It is also where World Dairy Expo announces the "best booth" awards. Look for a post on that shortly.

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Ayrshire champion hails from Iowa

Date: 
Tue, 10/04/2011

As the first day of World Dairy Expo wraps up, the Ayrshire champions for 2011 have been named.

Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Penn., lead judge in the International Ayrshire Show, assisted by Sean Johnson of Glenville, Penn., selected Steam-Valley Wilton Magic Bri owned by John Cannon & Kurt Wolf of Epworth, Iowa, as the Grand Champion Ayrshire at World Dairy Expo today. Steam-Valley Wilton Magic Bri was entry 593 in the Five-Year-Old Cow class. As the reserve champion, they selected Sweet Pepper Black Francesca owned by Beverly J. Donovan of Benton, Maine who was exhibited in the Six-Year-Old and Over class at Expo.

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Post-Secondary Awards Lean West

Date: 
Tue, 10/04/2011

Modesto Junior College (MJC) took home the team overall title for the Post-Secondary Dairy Judging Contest. Rocco Cunningham of MJC was first place individual.

The top awards in the Post-Secondary Dairy Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo both went to Modesto Junior College, the individual award going to Rocco Cunningham.

2011 Champions: Modesto Junior College

2011 Post-Secondary Dairy Judging Team Champions: Modesto Junior College

Modesto Jr. College was both the high team and high reasons team in the 2011 Post-Secondary contest (left to right): Ron Curran, AgSource; Monica Soares; Rocco Cunningham; Emilie Strand; Natalie Sanders; coach Bill Hobby; and David Selner, National Dairy Shrine.
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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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