Public Washing Permitted

Chuck Zimmerman

Calf WashingI just had to take this picture. It kind of reminds me of what I use to do to my kids. Boy would they hate it if I had pictures of that! And, no I didn’t take them out and hose them off. At least not too often. Anyway this calf is getting all cleaned up and will look fresh. Me, I’ve got to go back to the hotel to get a shower.

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A Cool Breeze In The Barns

Chuck Zimmerman

BarnIt may be a little warm and humid out but the animals are in a cooler environment than me! They’ve got big fans and mist machines and fresh straw. These barns become a “home” at Expo for not only the animals but their owners as well.

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The Weather Is Fine For Grooming

Chuck Zimmerman

GroomingI have never shown cattle but I know how much work is involved. The livestock on display here are absolutely beautiful and one reason is all the care and attention they receive. This is a very common sight today as all the animals are receiving their final groomings.

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Expo Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

AwardsI’m not sure yet what all the awards are but I’ll get it figured out. In the media room I saw these two on display. Very cool looking and colorful.

I have a friend that collects cows. Maybe she needs to come to Expo and win an award!

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Purple Cow Open

Chuck Zimmerman

Purple CowI pointed out the Purple Cow store in a previous post and now it’s set up and in business. There’s all kinds of Expo wear and collectibles for sale here. I’m thinking that the sweatshirts and jackets will sell better toward the end of the week.

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Just Segwaying Around

Chuck Zimmerman

SegwaysNow this is the way to get around at Expo. Here’s Steve Hefty, Expo Sales Specialist, riding around on his Segway. He told me that they are very easy to use and can basically go anywhere a wheelchair can go. He likes the fact that, unlike a golf cart, they’re smaller and can fit through tighter places like around the booths that are being set up today.

ChuckNot to be outdone and cruising around on his own Segway is Expo Sales Manager, John Rozum, who’s seen here directing exhibitors to their assigned spot. I thought about bringing my bike and kind of wish I had after seeing this Alliant Center representative riding around on hers!

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World Dairy Diary Office

Chuck Zimmerman

ChuckI promise I won’t make you look at too many pictures of me. However, I’m very proud and happy with my little office (The Fishbowl) in the Coliseum. This used to be the receptionists office and now I guess it just serves as a communications equipment hub.

Anyway, this is where I’ll be bringing most of it to you. It’s time now to go wander around and see what else I can find. There’s lots more to come here on World Dairy Diary!

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Youth Judging Contests

Chuck Zimmerman

JudgingThe show is a serious business and these young judging competitors are at full attention as they compete in today’s National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. I’ll post information about the results and where to find them later today after I check back in with the media office.

Also taking place today is the National Intercollegiate & International Post-Secondary cotests.

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