World Dairy Expo

Early Saturday slide show

Sat, 10/08/2011

Early Saturday pictures

Merle Howard Award surprises Karen Anderson

Sat, 10/08/2011

Given in memory of Merle Howard, the 1954 Klussendorf winner, the Howard award is given to World Dairy Expo’s top junior exhibitor. Howard was a long-time World Dairy Expo volunteer, who served as herd manager for Moosehart Farms, as a Holstein classifier, and later in the sales and export business.

Karen Anderson wins Merle Howard Award

He was a charter member of the National Dairy Shrine and on the first-ever board of directors of National Dairy Shrine. He is only one of eight people to have won its 4-E Award for outstanding service and three years ago, Howard was named a Pioneer by National Dairy Shrine. Previous winners include:

2004 — Robert Teixeira, Turlock, Calif.
2005 — Matthew Mitchell, Lafollette, Tenn.
2006 — Greta Koebel, Three Oaks, Mich.
2007 — Brandon Ferry, Pickett, Wis. Read more

The Expo journey in photos

Sat, 10/08/2011

Hoard's Dairyman's Expo in photos

Return to Hoard's at Expo

Guernsey champion, an Oklahoma native

Sat, 10/08/2011

Two Ohio judges named the Guernsey from Inola, Oklahoma their Grand Champion at World Dairy Expo

Blaine Crosser from Marysville, Ohio and his associate, Chris Lang, Big Prairie, Ohio awarded Stockwell Farms Reward Hailey, owned by Tyler, Paige and Justin Chupp, and Robert Fu of Inola, Oklahoma, the Grand Champion of the Guernsey show at the 2011 World Dairy Expo. The same cow received Senior Champion honors.

2011 Guernsey Grand Champion

The cow from Epworth, Iowa, Knapps Regis Tambourine-ET, owned by Austin and Landen Knapp received Reserve Grand Champion accolades. Tambourine was also Grand Champion of the Junior Show.

Adams Creek Regal Dancer, owned by John and Bonnie Ayars and Sons of Mechanicsburg, Ohio was the Reserve Senior Champion of the show on the colored shavings. Read more

Klussendorf Trophy awarded to Kietzman

Fri, 10/07/2011

Joel Kietzman, Waunakee, Wis., was named the 70th winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

The award is made in memory of Arthur B. Klussendorf, considered the outstanding showman of his time and a model for all those who have followed him. Kietzman’s selection was made by members of the Klussendorf Memorial Association, formed in 1937, at its annual meeting held earlier this week in Madison, Wis. He received the silver trophy designed by Tiffany Jewelers of New York City.

This year’s Klussendorf winner is an outstanding cowman and great cattle fitter. As a youth, he grew up with Brown Swiss cattle on his parent’s Wisconsin dairy farm. There, he bred and developed several All American Brown Swiss. Read more

Klussendorf-MacKenzie awarded to New Yorker

Fri, 10/07/2011

Brett Yerina, Johnstown, N.Y., won the coveted Klussendorf-MacKenzie Award presented during the 45th World Dairy Expo, in memory of Duncan McKenzie, 1961 Klussendorf winner.

View the video of the Klussendorf-MacKenzie Award and Klussendorf Trophy below:

Cow care and cow development — those are the passions of this year’s MacKenzie Award winner. Over the years, Yerina has helped remodel four farms to better suit cow comfort and Holsteins in those barns, and the results have been impressive, as the herd he cares for has achieved Holstein BAA’s (breed age averages) as high as 116. Read more

The grilled cheese debate: Swiss or American?

Fri, 10/07/2011

The choice is your Expo-goers: Swiss or American cheese on your grilled cheese sandwich. Here is our Thursday tally:

Red and White, a family affair

Fri, 10/07/2011

In the Red and White show on the colored shavings today, it was a win for the KHW family. KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET owned by the Apple Partners of Edgerton, Wisc., took top honors and was named the Red and White Grand Champion. Milksource Genetics, Kaukauna, Wis. received a Reserve Grand accolade with Wilstar-Rs Tlt Limited-Red. Making it a family affair RW KHW Regiment Apple 3-Red-ETS owned by Westcoast Holsteins of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada was honorable mention.

Apple was also named senior champion. Milksource Genetics took reserve and honorable mention with Wilstar-Rs Tlt Limited-Red and RW Budjon-Nitzy Destiny-Red-ET.

Grand and senior champion female of the junior show went to Ainger Advent Jessa-Red owned by Britney Hill from Bristol, Vermont. Reserve grand honors were awarded to Underwood Advent Jane owned by Kristin King of Waddington, New York. Read more

Go Big, Very Big or Go Home!

Fri, 10/07/2011

Around the world of dairy in 5 days. Whether if its by plane, racecar, or super-sized Monster truck, Madison, Wisconsin is the place to be this week. Vi-COR promoted their Exhibit Hall booth with "Bigfoot" monster truck at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall. Darron Schnell, the monster truck driver, was on hand to sign pennants and direct show attendees to visit Vi-COR’s booth to receive a "mini" monster truck and learn more about the company.

It’s hard to stand out with 810 trade show booths, but with a Monster truck, you can certainly grab attention.

Learn more about Vi-COR and the idea for their 2011 World Dairy Expo promotion in the video below.

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Booth, Evert, and Remington win Youth Showmanship

Fri, 10/07/2011

The top winners in this year's Youth Showmanship contest won't have too far to carry their hardware home - all three hail from Wisconsin.

Last night's showmanship contest hosted 267 youth in three divisions. The 2011 World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest had a junior (ages 9 to 12), intermediate (13 to 15), and senior (16 to 21) split. Patsy Gifford, Tammy Voegeli, and Peter Coyne were judges.

The Top 10 in each division are as follows:

Juniors (81 Participants)
1. Cole Booth, Plymouth, Wis.
2. Kylie Nickels, Watertown, Wis.
3. Lindsey Sarbacker, Edgerton, Wis.
4. Connor Erbsen, Lanark, Ill.
5. Jenna Broege, Janesville, Wis.
6. Kalista Hodroff, Eden, Wis.
7. Dawson Nickels, Watertown, Wis.
8. Alyson Philips, Lingleville, Texas
9. Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth, Wis.
10. John Achen, Ambia, Ind.

Intermediate (90 Participants)
1. Tori Evert, Brooklyn, Wis.
2. Jason Randall, Chittenango, N.Y.
3. Mikhayla Luttrop, Berlin, Wis. Read more

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