Getting Ready for World Dairy Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2011 World Dairy Expo is less than two weeks away and preparations are being made to welcome the 65,000 producers and industry professionals to converge from 90 countries for “Around the World of Dairy in 5 Days.”

More than 2,500 head of North America’s most beautiful bovines from 37 states and 7 Canadian provinces will parade across the colored shavings within the themed Showring where official judges with a keen eye for cattle will select the champions. Each animal brings along a traveling caravan of professional fitters to make sure that their stay in Madison is clean, comfortable and relaxing. All seven major dairy breeds will compete for the ultimate overall Supreme Champion on Saturday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m.

This year’s commercial trade show is “bulging at the seams” as a record 795 exhibiting companies from 28 countries will provide dairy producers a chance to explore everything from new self-propelled feed delivery systems to computerized herd management systems, rotary parlor to robotic equipment. Over 120 new companies will join this year, allowing dairy producers a chance to discover the latest inventions, go hands-on with the coolest gadgets and share the newest ideas in dairy management. Visitors are encouraged to visit to access interactive maps that will help them locate company booths or products at the show.

Find out more at and follow the pre-show prep on the World Dairy Expo Facebook page. We will be at the show once again this year, thanks to the number one agency for the dairy industry, Charleston-Orwig. Hope to see you there!

Charleston-Orwig, World Dairy Expo