World Dairy Expo

FFA members converge on Madison

Date: 
Thu, 10/02/2014

Westby FFA wins Central National FFA Dairy Judging Contest

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

FFA members swarmed the World Dairy Expo grounds on Tuesday, September 30. Many were competing in judging contests, while others were enjoying the Coliseum’s Junior Holstein, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn and Jersey shows or perusing through the trade shows.

The FFA Dairy Judging Contest had 421 FFA members representing 138 full teams competing. Teams traveling from as far away as Connecticut and Arizona judged four classes (Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Milking Shorthorn and Ayrshire). Read more

4-year-olds excel in Jersey show

Date: 
Thu, 10/02/2014

World Dairy Expo Jersey Show

The pair of senior champions were named grand and reserve of the show.

by Maggie Seiler, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern

Four-year-olds TJ Classic Minister Venus-ET and Marynole Excite Rosey emerged at the top of the deepest Jersey cow class of the day and stayed side by side throughout the afternoon. As Judge Nathan Thomas walked the ring to select his grand and reserve champion, they remained together.

He tapped Venus first, exhibited by Nic, Jeni, Ben and Andy Sauder of Illinois, as the Grand Champion, and then moved on to choose Rosey, owned by Ernest Kueffner and Terri Packard of Boonsboro, Md., as the Reserve Champion.

World Dairy Expo Jersey Show

“Like I said earlier, these 4-year-olds, they’re my kind of cow,” said Thomas. Read more

Views of Expo — Wednesday

Date: 
Thu, 10/02/2014

Views of Expo — Wednesday

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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

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