The World’s Forage Analysis Superbowl has winning forage samples on display at the east end of the Arena Building. Forage experts from the USDA Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin and other research centers will be on hand to present cutting-edge information and answer individual forage research questions.
In case you get tired of all the walking around here there’s plenty of places to sit.
In fact, you’ll find that there’s a logo or picture having to do with dairy on just about everything around here!
What a day on opening day! The attendance for day one of World Dairy Expo was a little over 10,000, which is higher than last year!! Of that total there were international visitors from 54 countries. They made up just over 7 percent of the total visitors yesterday.
With another day of beautiful weather we’re expecting a big crowd again. If you haven’t been to World Dairy Expo it’s well worth the effort.
According to the Weather Channel we expect : A mix of clouds and sun. Very warm. High around 85F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
The 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!
Now 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.
I’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.
Fittingly 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.
Yesterday 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.
Security is very important these days. That’s why it’s good to see these guys out there keeping an eye on us. There’s a whole section of the World Dairy Expo website dedicated to this topic.
This is a big show and I’d say that great efforts are being made to ensure the safety of everyone here at World Dairy Expo.
Whenever 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.