Exhibitor Reception

Chuck Zimmerman

Exhibitor ReceptionThe end of opening day for World Dairy Diary (me) was at the exhibitor reception. Well, actually it was a little later in the hotel room putting up these last posts.

It sure looked like the exhibitors were all having fun and kind of hungry. Working a booth all day will do that to you. In fact, I think it’s time to go get some supper myself!

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Hoard's Dairyman Exhibitor Reception

Chuck Zimmerman

Hoard's CrewNow isn’t this a sweet looking group? How ’bout them red-shirts? It’s the Hoard’s Dairyman folks who were kind enough to sponsor the exhibitor reception.

The reception was held after the close of business opening day. I think everyone was in a great mood. All smiles and very upbeat.

It’s great to get that first day behind you and figure out how you’re going to make the next day even better. Thank you Hoard’s Dairyman!

They are distributing a “Supplement” edition here at Expo and it contains a little story about World Dairy Diary. We really appreciate it.

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Ayrshire Princess

Chuck Zimmerman

Ayrshire PrincessI’m probably going to get in trouble for only posting the picture of one princess. Maybe I’ll get more. There’s only so much one blogger can do in a day don’t you know.

I was in the show ring during the Ayrshire awards and got to snap this photo of the Ayrshire princess. I don’t even know her name. If you do, please post a comment. Thanks.

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Bagpipes Playing In The Show Ring

Chuck Zimmerman

BagpipesFittingly for the Ayrshire Show awards was bagpipes in the ring. These guys sounded very good.

The ring was filled with people here at the end of the day as the results were announced for this show. You’ll be able to see those results on the World Dairy Expo website.

In case you want to know what those bagpipes sound like you can do so right here: Download MP3 File (2.3MB MP3 File)

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Learn About Student Judging

Chuck Zimmerman

Lindsay SpencerYesterday I posted a story about the college judging competition and a picture of Lindsay Spencer. Well, today I got to meet her and I interviewed her about how she got involved in dairy judging.

This is actually her second competition! So she’s certainly off to a great start and competing with the best of the best here at World Dairy Expo.

You can listen to my interview with Lindsay here: Download MP3 File (3.7MB MP3 File)

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Relaxing At Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

RelaxingWhenever you get tired of all the walking and exhibiting there’s plenty of places to find a spot to rest. Notice the equipment on display behind them. They’ve got just about every inch of space here covered at the Alliant Center.

Today the sun was shining and a shady spot was necessary. I don’t know about tomorrow. It sounds like some fall weather is supposed to move in.

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Professional Cow Photography

Chuck Zimmerman

Waiting For A PictureYou’ll see lots of cows being walked here at Expo. This lady is actually waiting to have her picture taken with her show animal. There’s a photographer here with a tent outside that’s taking professional shots.

Me, I’m just an amateur and I don’t charge for my pictures. At least not yet.

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The Ring Is Alive With Music

Chuck Zimmerman

Show RingIt’s hard not to keep taking pictures of the ring in the Coliseum since there’s so much going on there. Today there’s a number of shows like the International Junior Holstein, Central National Ayrshire and Central National Jersey Shows.

The ring is actually a very peaceful place when you consider all the activity going on with animals and people moving in and out. When the ring announcer isn’t talking though they play a little polka music.

If you want to get a “taste” of what it sounds like then listen here: Download MP3 File

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