Get Your Wristbands At The Holstein Booth

Chuck Zimmerman

Holstein AssociationYou may remember back on Monday I posted a picture of those hard working staff members of Holstein Association USA, Lisa and Jodie. Well they got their booth set up and looking good.

You can stop by and purchase black wrist bands that say “Live Long with Holsteins” while supporting a good cause, the Holstein Foundation. The wrist bands are $2.

Holstein Association USA is a sponsor of World Dairy Diary. Please stop by and thank them if you get a chance!

Exhibitor, Holstein Association, World Dairy Expo

Strong Second Day Attendance

Chuck Zimmerman

Attendance here at World Dairy Expo has been strong the first two days. Yesterday was almost exactly the same as day one, with over 10,000 visitors. There are now registered visitors from 71 different countries too.

The weather changed overnight. According to the Weather Channel, today’s forecast calls for Sun along with patchy clouds. Cooler. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

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From Wine Yeast To Animal Nutrition

Chuck Zimmerman

Virtus ReceptionVirtus Nutrition also held a reception this evening that started out with a fascinating wine tasting presented by Lallemand’s Bob Charley, Forage Products Manager.

This got a little complicated for my feeble brain although I really like the creative approach. You see, we tried a couple of different wines that were made from the same ingredients except for the yeast. That made a difference in a number of aspects of the wine like taste and aging.

Then we proceeded to learn about how that same yeast technology is being used in the dairy nutrition business, which is where Virtus comes in.

Make sense? For more just visit their website.

Exhibitor, World Dairy Expo

Alltech Reception Time

Chuck Zimmerman

Alltech ReceptionThe booths may be closed and most people have left for the day, but there’s still a dedicated group because it’s reception time!

The folks at Alltech somehow managed to acquire a brewery in Kentucky. How convenient when you have to host a reception. Sooo . . . we got to sample some Kentucky Ale and Kentucky Light. These are award winning brews.

Thank you Alltech and Billy Frey in particular for inviting me!

Exhibitor, World Dairy Expo

Heading Home For The Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Leaving Day 2At 5pm it’s time for most people to be heading out. They’re escaping the late evening rain that’s forecast.

This doesn’t mean it’s the end of the day for World Dairy Expo activities by a long shot.

There’s more to come.

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Backside At Ringside

Chuck Zimmerman

Backside At RingsideYou know I really hesitated to say that “here we are backside, I mean ringside,” but then again pictures speak louder than words sometimes.

As the day wears on and more and more people are hanging out in the Coliseum at ringside you get more of well, the backside of things.

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Chairman of the Milk House

Chuck Zimmerman

Milk HouseWhen you bring this many cows to a place like World Dairy Expo they need to be milked. Here at Expo, thanks to Bou-Matic, there’s the milk house.

I interviewed the “senior” chairman of the milk house, Laurie Volkman. Laurie is a 3rd year student at the University of Madison, WI (she’s on the right). Laurie describes the activities that take place here at the milk house.

You can listen to my interview with Laurie here: Download MP3 File (3MB MP3 File)

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Walking The Barns

Chuck Zimmerman

Barn Farm DisplayOut in the barns you’ll find some very creative displays that the various farms set up in their area like this one.

Have you ever walked the barns? Wonder what it sounds like during the day? Wonder no more.

You can listen to my short walk-through. It’s mostly the sound of fans, a radio, some talking, etc. Actually kind of calming if you ask me: Download MP3 File

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Featuring Our Sponsor – The Callicrate Bander

Chuck Zimmerman

Callicrate BanderThe Callicrate Smart Bander was the first sponsor of World Dairy Diary and that makes them the first sponsor of a farm show blog! In the picture is Rachel Dodd, Tom King and Mike Callicrate.

You can find them in the lower level of the Coliseum. Please let them know you appreciate their support of World Dairy Diary. We sure do!

You can listen to my interview with Mike by using the link in the right sidebar.

Callicrate Bander, Exhibitor, World Dairy Expo