47th Annual World Ag Expo draws near
Newly elected 2014 officers of the California Milk Advisory Board Executive Committee are (top row, left to right): Member-at-Large Tony Louters of Merced; Secretary Jeff Wilbur of Tulare; Member-at-Large James Netto of Hanford; and Member-at-Large Perry Tjaarda of Shafter. Shown in the bottom row (left to right) are Treasurer Jim Ahlem of Hilmar; Chairman Richard Wagner of Escalon; and Vice Chairman Dante Migliazzo of Atwater. The 47th annual World Ag Expo will be held February 11-13, in Tulare, Calif.. The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo touts 1,500 exhibitors who display cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds. An estimated average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend the Expo each year to learn about the latest advances in agriculture.
General admission at the gate is $15. Purchase tickets in advance at www.WorldAgExpo.org and use coupon code "WAE2014" to save $5 on each ticket.
More than 40 seminars will be offered in beef, dairy, hay and forage, international trade, irrigation and general agriculture categories. Seminars presented by professionals in the industry provide attendees with valuable information to improve their operations.
New for 2014 is the World Ag Expo Arena in the southwest area of the show grounds. The Arena will be home to daily Exhibitor Showcases, facilitated by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Attendees will enjoy watching the show from the comfort of their seats as exhibitors drive their equipment past the bleachers.
World Ag Expo attendees can get the latest news, information and updates about the show by downloading the new for 2014 mobile app. The free app provides mobile access to the schedule of events, an exhibitor directory, map of the show grounds and other visitor resources. The app is available for download by visiting the iTunes store or Android Marketplace, search for "World Ag Expo 2014".
For a full schedule of events and more information about the show visit www.WorldAgExpo.org.
Turlock Livestock Auction Yard
The dairy replacement market is improving, with top springers bringing over $2000 at the Turlock Livestock Auction Yard last week. Drought conditions continue which could force more beef cows on the market.
A special dairy heifer sale will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m., with 500-600 fresh heifers, springers, bred and open heifers expected.
Dairy replacement sales result from Jan. 24: