World Dairy Expo

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:

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

Harvestore brings you the Hoard's @ Expo blog

Fri, 10/07/2011

Harvestore and CST Storage bring us the Hoard's @ Expo blog. Dick Nelles, a Harvestore Product Manager, took time to explain the FeedScan dg Precision Feeding System.

Hoard's @ Expo


Brown Swiss Champion was a Real Treat

Fri, 10/07/2011

Sr & Grand Champion Brown Swiss: Dublin-Hills Treats
Component Merit Class Winner, Elite Dairy, NY

Reserve Sr & Res Grand Champion: Ja Ka Hillary Hillbilly
Aged Cow, Bradner Farms, Canada

Intermediate & HM Grand Champion: Hills Valley Perfecta Ritz
Sr 3 Yr Old, Ritz Hills Valley Farm, New York

Premier Breeder:Jo-Dee Swiss, Oregon
Premier Exhibitor: Elite Dairy, New York

Brown Swiss Champions of the Junior Show

Sr & Grand Champion: Busy Bee Syndicate Jasper
1st 4 Yr old, Elisabeth Regusci, California Read more

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 RW Wilstar-Rs Tlt Limited-Red. Read more

Worth The Wait...Seasoned Milking Shorthorns Sweep Open Show

Thu, 10/06/2011

Open Show Champions

Larry & Jordan Landsgard, Gene Henderson with Christina, Emily & Stuart Rowe, Katie Bue with Lady, and judge Paul Trapp.

The Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn was the 5 year old, Innisfail Ro Lady 5086-Tw-Exp and eight-year old Lands-Brook Christina-EXP-ET was named Reserve Grand Champion, an honor she is very familiar with. Lady is bred and owned by John Stuart Rowe of California and Christina is owned by Jordan Landsgard of Lands-Brook Farms in Iowa. Judge Paul Trapp and Associate Judge Peter Coyne evaluated 187 Milking Shorthorns.

Junior Show Champions

Central National Jersey Show champion journeys from Illinois

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

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!

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

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