World Dairy Expo will become the “Center of the Dairy Universe” Oct. 1-5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dairy enthusiasts from across the globe will make the annual trip to view the high-quality dairy cattle show, investigate the latest technologies and exchange new concepts with fellow dairy producers. Expo is the one-stop shop for everything related to dairy cattle management and over 850 exhibiting companies are anticipated. Many will be unveiling their newest products and services.
The event will offer many educational opportunities during the five-day show. Virtual farm tours are featured each day in the Exhibition Hall, Mendota 1 Room, and offer a glimpse of a wide array of dairy operation styles. The owners of the farm will present a pictorial overview of their farm and save time for a question-and answer session following their management presentation.
Expo seminars will be presented by industry experts in the Exhibition Hall, Mendota 2 Room, and provide an opportunity for visitors to learn new management concepts.
Each session will provide a chance to learn about topics, such as automated calf feeders, activity monitors, transition cows, social media, finances and feed and milk prices.
Forage growers will want to be sure to visit the east end of the Arena to attend the various dairy forage seminars. Topics such as silage-making techniques, keeping pace with improved forage-testing options, using forage fiber analysis to get the most from your cows, reducing heat damage in hay and haylage, differences in making alfalfa and grass silage, using propionic acid to preserve more hay, as well as corn silage yield-drivers and profit-robbers will be featured. Visitors will also get a chance to see and smell the World Forage Analysis Superbowl entries.
Expo visitors will want to be sure to cheer on their favorite show cattle in the Coliseum. More than 2,600 head of North America’s finest dairy cattle will compete on the famed “colored shavings” for top honors that often translate into marketable genetics. If a dairy producer is looking to add some new genetics into his or her herd, attendance at one of the five breed sales could be an opportunity.
World Dairy Expo offers many events and contests throughout the event. Dairy producers are invited to attend and experience all that the dairy industry has to offer for producers from different countries and operations of different sizes and styles.
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