Dairy cattle exhibitors will soon be traveling to Madison, Wis., for the 47th World Dairy Expo October 1 through Oct. 5 at the Alliant Energy Center. More than a thousand cattle exhibitors with over  2,500 head of cattle are anticipated to compete on the famous colored shavings.

New for the 2013 International Junior Holstein Show, Y-Tex Corporation is graciously sponsoring the premiums for each class, which will benefit those junior exhibitors. The International Junior Holstein Show was started in 2004. Since its inception over 1,600 junior owned Holstein cattle have been exhibited. Last year alone, 242 head of cattle were exhibited by 170 youth from 28 states. Every year, all of Expo’s junior shows feature exceptional youth exhibitors and dairy cattle competing for top awards. It’s a privilege to partner with Y-Tex Corporation to help recognize the International Junior Holstein Show exhibitors.

For the first time in the history of the show, Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show will be awarded banners in all seven breeds. The Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee approved and established rules earlier this year. These awards are based on their counter-part for the overall breed shows that currently exist. Pre-entry is required and will be based on six heifers. Entries must be received in the Dairy Cattle Show Office by 5 p.m. the day prior to the heifer show. Heifers are also eligible for the overall Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor banners. Points will be based on the existing Premier Breeder and Exhibitor point system. The fourteen award banners for the Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show are sponsored by American Wood Fibers Inc. 

Dairy producers from across the globe are invited to attend World Dairy Expo that includes eight dairy cattle shows, Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours, youth competition and over 850 exhibiting trade show companies. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for further details.