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World Dairy Expo 2001 - The Show of the Year" is the theme for this year's World Dairy Expo to be held in Madison, Wis., Oct. 3-7. The event features commercial exhibits, educational seminars, virtual farm tours and show ring activities.

Be sure to visit the Dairy Herd Management booth in the Exhibition Hall, #2505. Our editors will be there to answer questions.

Here's a listing of the show's activities and events to help you plan your visit:

The trade show and craft forum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

In an effort to increase Expo's biosecurity policies, Virtual Farm Tours will replace the traditional on-farm tours. The virtual tours will be presented in the Exhibition Hall meeting rooms. Each producer will present a half hour video or pictorial overview of his operation.

All cattle shows are held in the Coliseum, while all educational seminars will be in the Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor.


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3:
8 a.m. - International Milking Shorthorn
Show and Central National Guernsey Show.
11:30 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Emerald Dairy & Baldwin Dairy, Emerald, Wis.
1:30 p.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Country Aire Farms, LLC, Greenleaf, Wis.
2 p.m. - Central National Jersey Show (heifers, bulls and dry cows).
4 p.m. - International Blue Ribbon Ayrshire Sale.
7 p.m. - International Guernsey Classic Sale.


THURSDAY, OCT. 4:
7:30 a.m. - Central National Ayrshire Show.
9:30 a.m. - Seminar: "Your Expansion Has Been Completed Successfully... Now What?" by Cris Peterson, Four Cubs Farm, and Matt Bowen, Hartland Farms, Inc.
10 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Jerian Holsteins, Barron, Wis.
11 a.m. - Seminar: "Producer Panel: Feeding and Management Practices for Transition Groups." Moderator: Randy Shaver, University of Wisconsin- Madison. Panelists: Mike Larson, Larson Acres, Inc., and Dan Monson, Spring Grove Dairy.
11:30 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: National Dairy Quality Award Winner (announced Oct. 2) will give a virtual tour of his milk-quality practices.
1 p.m. - Grand International Red & White Show (cows and groups).
1 p.m. - Seminar: "Genetic Technology - What's In It For Producers?" by Les Hansen, University of Minnesota.
1:30 p.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Indianhead Holsteins, Ltd., Barron, Wis.
2 p.m. - Central National Brown Swiss Show (dry cows, bulls and heifers).
2:30 p.m. - Seminar: "Developing a Team Approach to Managing Milk Quality," by Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Chet Rawson, Veterinary Associates.


FRIDAY, OCT. 5:
7:30 a.m. - Central National Brown Swiss Show (cows and groups).
9:30 a.m. - Seminar: "Questions That Bankers Are Asking Now vs. 5 Years Ago," by Gary Sipiorski, Citizens State Bank of Loyal.
10 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: National Dairy Quality Award Winner (announced Oct. 2) will give a virtual tour of his milk-quality practices.
11 a.m. - Seminar: "How Nutrition of the Transition Cow Can Affect Reproduction," by William Sanchez, Church & Dwight.
11:30 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science, UW-Cooperative Extension and the Babcock Institute will provide practical applications of research.
12 noon - International Holstein Show (heifers).
1 p.m. - Seminar: "International Trainee Programs - Can They Help With Your Staffing Needs?" by Jill Stahl Tyler, Stahl & Associates.
1:30 p.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: So-Fine Bovines, LLC, Westfield, Wis.
2 p.m. - Brown Swiss Premier Showcase Sale.
2:30 p.m. - Seminar: "Coaching Employees
to Administer Herd Health Protocols. Ten Musts To Have In Your Back Pocket," by Julie Larson, Merial.
7 p.m. - World Classic 2001 Holstein Sale.


SATURDAY, OCT. 6:
8 a.m. - International Holstein Show (bulls, dry cows, cows and groups).
9:30 a.m. - Seminar: "Opportunities for Success on Small Dairy Farms," by Ken Bailey, Penn State University.
10 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Schmitt Dairy, Ft. Atkinson, Iowa.
11 a.m. - Seminar: "Transition Cow Management in Large Dairies," by Sandy Stokes, Texas A&M University.
11:30 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Norm-E-Lane, Chili, Wis.
1 p.m. - Seminar: "Livestock Disease Interventions," by Bruce R. Cords, Ecolab, Inc.
2:30 p.m. - Seminar: "Optimize Growth Rates & Reproduction to Maximize Milk From First Calf Heifers," by John Melancon, Merial.


SUNDAY, OCT. 7:
9 a.m. - The Bill Graham World Dairy Center International Sweepstakes.
3 p.m. - Parade of Champions.



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