World Dairy Expo® Recognition Awards

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce the return of Expo Recognition Awards and the four honorees selected this year. These individuals were nominated by their peers for their involvement and excellence in the dairy industry and their community. The 2017 honorees are as follows: Dairy Woman of the Year Marilyn Hershey, Ar-Joy Farm, Cochranville, Pa. Dairyman of the Year …

News from World Dairy Expo

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo celebrated its many volunteers with the annual Friends of Expo Party. Highlighting the evening was the announcement of the 2016 Friend of Expo Honorees, Jim Dickrell, Chuck Miller, Marjorie Stieve, Mary Latchford and Rita Paulson. Currently working on his 20th Official Program for World Dairy Expo, Jim Dickrell’s words have been read by Expo attendees for nearly …

Oral Calcium Supplement for Dairy from BIVI

Jamie Johansen

A tried and true product for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) has been Bovikalc, an oral calcium supplement that provides fast and extended support of blood calcium levels in freshening dairy cows. The World Dairy Expo served as a great platform for BIVI to again showcase the vital calcium supplement. Brand Marketing Manager, Dr. Raffael Lichdi, said, “One of the …

2016 World Dairy Expo Summary

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 World Dairy Expo had a total attendance of 74,572 individuals, including 3,108 registered international guests from 102 countries. This year’s trade show hosted 881 companies from 30 countries, 6 Canadian provinces and 45 U.S. States. 83 new companies were in attendance this year. The top five countries of registered international attendance were Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, and …

Afimilk Honored for Innovative Calving Alert System

Lizzy Schultz

Afimilk’s Calving Alert service was recognized for innovation in calving detection at an awards ceremony held during the 2016 World Dairy Expo, marking the third year in a row Afimilk has received the coveted Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award. Dystocia is a costly and common problem, with studies reporting that up to half of Holstein heifers require intervention from a …

Mueller Focused on Solutions at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The Mueller Milk Cooler is a household name in the dairy industry, and the company has been a long standing leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel equipment for dairy producers. The Mueller Dairy Farm Equipment team made a welcoming presence at World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the newest solutions available to farmers, and Jordan Blunt, Regional …

Improving Feed Efficiency With Keenan inTouch

Lizzy Schultz

Ensuring proper and consistent nutrition is one of the most important factors in successful dairy production, and producers are continuing to seek out new ways to utilize advanced technologies that can help improve the feed efficiencies of their herds. The team at Keenan Systems was on-site during World Dairy Expo to talk about Keenan inTouch, their latest technology that is …

Promoting Brown Swiss Youth Activities at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The Brown Swiss was another breed of dairy cattle celebrated at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and the Brown Swiss Cattle Association (BSCA) made a presence of their own at the Expo. The association had several youth activities held during the event, and Skyler DeGroft, Youth Advisor for BSCA, sat down for an interview during this year’s Expo. “We’re here …

Merck’s Latest Updates to Dairy Care365

Lizzy Schultz

Merck Animal Health was on hand during the 2016 World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the latest updates to Dairy Care365, an online training series that was developed to train, equip and support dairy producers, employees and veterinarians so they’re able to provide the best possible care for dairy animals 365 days a year. Dr. Mike Bolton, DVM, …

Meet the Dairy Expo Fitting Contest Champion

Lizzy Schultz

A total of twenty-two young attendees participated in the Youth Fitting Contest held at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and Levi Banowetz, of Charlotte, Iowa, was this year’s champion in the male division. The contest, which was open to youth ages 13 – 21, allowed contestants 60 minutes to get their animal to show ready, and judged on the following …