“Time Well Spent” is the theme for this year’s World Dairy Expo to be held in Madison, Wis., Sept. 30 – Oct. 4. New this year, the five-day event runs Tuesday through Saturday.

During your visit, browse the commercial exhibits, attend an educational seminar, take a virtual farm tour or sit back and enjoy the show-ring activities.

Hours for World Dairy Expo are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The virtual farm tours will be presented in the Exhibition Hall meeting rooms. Each producer will present a half-hour video or pictorial overview of his operation, with time for questions. All cattle shows are held in the Coliseum, while all educational seminars will be in the Exhibition Hall, second floor.

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

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

8 a.m. – 4-H and College Dairy Cattle Judging Contests.
12 noon – International Bill Graham World Dairy Center Sweepstakes.

8 a.m. – International Milking Shorthorn Show and Central National Guernsey Show.
9 a.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: James Ahlem Dairy, Hilmar, Calif.
10 a.m. – Seminar: “Ways to Improve Reproductive Performance of Lactating Cows,” by Richard Pursley, Michigan State University.
11 a.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Larson Acres, Evansville, Wis.
12 noon – Seminar: “Dollars & Sense About Colostrum Management,” by Sam Leadley, Attica (N.Y.) Veterinary Associates.
1 p.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Jon De Farms, Inc., Baldwin,Wis.
2 p.m. – Central National Jersey Show (heifers, bulls and dry cows).
2 p.m. – Seminar: “Dealing With Ear Infections & Keeping Calves Healthy,” by Sheila McGuirk, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.
7 p.m. – International Guernsey Classic Sale.

7:30 a.m. – Central National Ayrshire Show.
8 a.m. – Central National Jersey Show (cows and groups).
9 a.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Hilltop Acres Farm, Calmar, Iowa.
10 a.m. – Seminar: “Dry Period Length & Close-up Cows,” by Ric Grummer, University of Wisconsin.
11 a.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Koepke Farms, Inc., Oconomowoc, Wis.
12 noon – Seminar: “Carbohydrate Feeding & Manure Evaluation: Making Sense of Both Ends to Make Milk,” by Mary Beth Hall, University of Florida.
1 p.m. – Grand International Red & White Show.
1 p.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Double S Dairy, Markesan, Wis.
2 p.m. – Seminar: “Developing Systems to Manage Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle,” by John Smith, Kansas State University.
2 p.m. – Central National Brown Swiss Show (dry cows, bulls and heifers).
7 p.m. – World Ayrshire Event Sale.

7:30 a.m. – Central National Brown Swiss Show (cows and groups).
9 a.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Willows-Edge, New Richmond, Wis.
10 a.m. – Seminar: “Dairytopia — The Place All Cows Seek: Maximizing Longevity & Profit,” by Mark Armfelt, Monsanto Dairy Business.
11 a.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Ruann Dairy & Maddox Dairy, Riverdale, Calif.
12 noon – Seminar: “Cultural Awareness in Training & Managing Hispanic Labor” by Miguel Morales, Monsanto Dairy Business.
12 noon – International Holstein Show (heifers).
1 p.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Mission Dairy, Hereford, Texas.
2 p.m. – Seminar: “Managing Reproduction from the Starting Gate” by Paul Fricke, University of Wisconsin.
2 p.m. – Brown Swiss Premier Showcase Sale.
7 p.m. – World Classic 2003 Holstein Sale.

8 a.m. – International Holstein Show (bulls, dry cows, cows and groups).
9 a.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Felipe C. Ribeiro & Sons Dairy, Tulare, Calif.
10 a.m. – Seminar: “Jejunal Hemorrhage Syndrome of Mature Dairy Cattle,” by Mark Kirkpatrick, Pfizer Animal Health.
11 a.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: McClellan Farms, Delavan, Wis.
12 noon – Seminar: “The Occurrence of Mycotoxins & Their Effects, Prevention & Treatment in Dairy Cattle,” by Lon Whitlow, North Carolina State University.
1 p.m. – Virtual Farm Tour: Edaleen Dairy, LLC, Lynden, Wash.
2 p.m. – Seminar: “Working Through the Environmental Permit Process,” by Dennis Frame, University of Wisconsin.
5 p.m. – Supreme Champion, Junior Show.
5:30 p.m. – Parade of Champions, Supreme Champion Selection.