Winners Announced in World Forage Analysis Superbowl

MADISON, WI – The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated 843 entries and presented awards to top finishers at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Mycogen Seeds, at World Dairy Expo®. Doug Dotterer, Dotterer Dairy of Mill Hall, Pa., took home Grand Champion Forage Producer honors and was awarded $2,500 from Kemin for the recognition. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $1,500, sponsored by Kuhn North America, went to Matt Held,

Ontario Sweeps the 2018 WDE Youth Showmanship Contest

MADISON, WIS – 337 youth competed in the 2018 World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest on Thursday, October 4. Youth from around the world competed for top honors in Junior, Intermediate and Senior Showmanship Divisions. Winning the Junior Division, the W. Terry Howard Award and clippers from Andis Company was Keaton Phoenix of Greenbank, Ont., Canada; and the Intermediate Division, the Howard Voegeli Award and clippers from Andis Company was won by Caden Finley of Greenban

International Guernsey Heifer Show - Madison

Judge Brian Schnebly and his Associate Mike Hickman have entered the ring to begin today's portion of the International Guernsey Heifer Show. This up to date coverage and photos is brought to you by these sponsors. Spring Calf H Broke Boman Rosi-TW (Bowman), Dana & Madison Sickles, Marengo, IA (1st JR) Sniders HP GG Apple Sauce-ETV (Rebel), Hillpoint, Snider HOmestead & DAn Basse, Cross Plains, WI Knapps Ladysman Tigger-ETV (Ladys Man), Austin & Landon Knapp, Epworth, IA H Br

World Dairy Expo - Monday

Even though World Dairy Expo isn't officially open, it is a beehive of activity today. Collegiate judging and showmanship clinics were held today along with booths being set up, cattle being clipped, displays being hung and more. #WorldDairyExpo #Holstein #AmericanGuernseyAssociation #MilkingShorthorn #Ayrshire #BrownSwiss #RedampWhiteHolsteins

Dairy Forage Seminars Provide Additional Education Opportunities at World Dairy Expo

MADISON, WIS. – Dairy Forage Seminars, held in conjunction with the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, will once again provide further educational opportunities to World Dairy Expo attendees, Wednesday, October 3 through Saturday, October 6. These seminars, led by professors, researchers, producers and industry representatives, will discuss various topics related to forage production, harvest, storage and feeding. Seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage in the

New Leadership Welcomed at World Dairy Expo®

MADISON, WIS. – The World Dairy Expo Board of Directors, Commercial Exhibitor Committee and Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee conducted annual meetings on March 5 and 6 at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. These groups of business professionals, dairy producers and Expo exhibitors set new initiatives for the 2018 World Dairy Expo, October 2 through 6, in addition to welcoming new members during their respective meetings. During its Monday morning meeting, the Commercial

WDE Volunteers Honored as Friends of Expo

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo’s annual Friends of Expo Party was held on Monday, December 11, recognizing the efforts and contributions of WDE’s nearly 500 volunteers. The evening was highlighted with the presentation of the 2017 Friend of Expo Awards to longtime Expo supporters, Diane Morgenthaler, Dr. David Jeans, Rick Farris and Suzanne Lois, for their dedication to the continued success of World Dairy Expo. Working at the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau,

Official Judges Selected for the 2018 World Dairy Expo

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo® is pleased to announce the eight individuals who will serve as official judges during the 2018 World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Show, October 2 through 6. The judges – who span across the United States and Canada – are responsible for the evaluation and placing of more than 2,300 cattle at the annual event with the help of their associate judge. Nominated and selected by Expo’s dairy cattle exhibitors, the official judges for World Dairy Expo 20

An Exceptional "Big Dance"

The Creek and Shank families at Palmyra Farm in Hagerstown, Maryland, have long been known for being some of the top Ayrshire breeders in the country, if not the world. Palmyra has been exhibiting at World Dairy Expo since 1977, and 40 years later, they’ve had one of their best years at the “Big Dance” yet. It takes a lot of work to achieve the title of Grand Champion at the International Ayrshire Show, and the icing on the cake is when it’s with a bred and owned cow. This ye

Three Bred & Owned Ohio Cows Senior Champions

An unusual occurrence took place during the International Brown Swiss Show. Judge Keith Topp of Ohio, and his Associate Judge, Dean Dohle of Missouri, had three cows pulled to center ring for selection of the Senior Champion of the International Brown Swiss Show. That in of itself is not unusual, but the three cows themselves – that’s another story. All three cows hail from the Buckeye state of Ohio and are also bred and owned by their Ohio exhibitors. The first-place Five-Ye

World Premier Milking Shorthorn Sale

An outstanding group of 13 Bred heifers and calves averaged $3250.00 on October 5 in Madison, Wisconsin. The sale was managed by Brown Swiss Sale Service LLC. Topping the sale was Elron Zeus Whitley EXP ET, a Zeus Winter Calf that was already a proven show winner taking home the HOnorable Mention Junior Champion honors at the 2017 Iowa State Fair and was third the previous afternoon in a strong Winter Calf Class at the International Milking Shorthorn Show. She is backed by a

World Premier Brown Swiss Sale

Thirty head sold for an average of $4850.00 going to 11 states plus Canada and Peru on October 5 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Brown Swiss breed again had the second highest average sale behind only the Holsteins. Bringing top dollar was Lot 10 Nor-Bert Biver Sassy 10/16 at $9000.00 to Pine Tree Dairy, Marshallville, OH. She was consigned by Nor-Bert Farms, Bremen, IN. Sassy ranked #37t at +188 PPR on the current Heifer List. She is Biver’s highest daughter. Her high numbers wer

Champion Guernseys top WDE Guernsey Sale

The Guernsey Edition of Fall for Colors at the International Guernsey Classic was one for the books, with quality, high-priced cattle and embryos selling to 10 U.S. states, one Canadian province and one lot to the United Kingdom! The event took place during World Dairy Expo on Friday, October 6 and was co-hosted by Tom Morris Ltd., City Slickers Farm and Guernsey Grove Farm. The sale averaged $3,733 on 26 live lots. The high seller walked straight off the colored shavings wit

Three Ohio Cows in Hunt for Supreme

The Buckeye state put on quite a show with three out of the seven Grand Champions in contention for the Supreme Champion of the World Dairy Expo. Selected by three different judges, the three cows all represented their breed in the spotlight. Taking home the Red & White Holstein Grand Champion award was Meadow Green Abso Fanny-Red. She is a 94-point daughter of Absolute, owned by and housed at Triple-T of Ohio, along with partners Mike Berry, T&L Cattle and Frank and Diane an

World Event Ayrshire Sale

The Ayrshire Breeders Association held the WorldAyrshire Event Sale on October 4 in Madison, Wisconsin, in conjuction with the World Dairy Expo. Topping the sale was Lot 1 at $7,900. A fancy Junior Two-Year-Old, Stillmore Gentle Ina placed fourth in the International Show earlier in the week and was Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion of the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Scored VG-88, she is sired by Gentleman out of a family of Very Good and Excellent dams. Consigned by St

Holstein Named Supreme Champion of 2017 World Dairy Expo

Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET was awarded the honor of Supreme Champion at the 2017 World Dairy Expo. This winning Holstein cow is owned by Budjon, Vail, Abbot, Van Excel and Woodmansee of Lomira, Wis. Blexy, was the first-place winner in the Six-Year-Old Cow Class and Senior and Grand Champion Female in the International Holstein Show. As Supreme Champion, Blexy received the Gregory Blaska Memorial Trophy, a $2,000 cash award sponsored by BouMatic, a royal blanket sponsored by Ag

Premier Sire's Daughter Takes Home the Grand

The final day of World Dairy Expo® went out with a bang as Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET, exhibited by Budjon, Vail, Abbott, Van Exel & Woodmansee of Lomira, Wis. earned the banners for Grand Champion Female in the International Holstein Show. Blexy blissfully made her way through the Six-Year-Old Cow Class, then went on to be named Senior Champion. She earned the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion honors were awarded to Co-Va

Canadian Partnership Awarded A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Memorial Award

The 2017 A.C. “Whitie” Thomson Memorial Award was awarded to Gord Rendle and Ridley Wikkerink of Stanhope-Wedgwood Holsteins in Victoria and Cobble Hill, B.C. by the Thomson Family at the 2017 World Dairy Expo®. The award honors a herdsman or showman who exhibits exemplary leadership and sportsmanship throughout the show. The Stanhope-Wedgwood show string travels nearly 2,100 miles each year to attend World Dairy Expo. Stanhope-Wedgwood is a partnership of two farms located 4

Jazzy Dances to the title of Grand Champion of the 2017 International Guernsey Show

Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET snatched the title of Grand Champion during this year’s International Guernsey Show on Friday, October 6 at World Dairy Expo®. Jazzy was exhibited by Springhill of Big Prairie, Ohio. She started the day by winning the Four-Year-Old Cow Class, then went on to be named Senior Champion before her selection as Grand Champion Female. She received the $1,000 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award. The Reserve Grand Champion honors went to Lantz Farm Prep

Sneezy Seizes a Victory at the International Junior Red & White Holstein Junior Show

Redtag Destry Sneezy-Red-ET garnered Grand Champion honors at the 2017 International Red & White Junior Holstein Show at World Dairy Expo®. Sneezy-Red, exhibited by Chase Savage of Union Bridge, Md., was first selected as the winning Four-Year-Old Cow and then Senior Champion Female before being named Grand Champion of the Junior Show. She and Savage also received the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior