New World Dairy Expo Office Building

Chuck Zimmerman

World Dairy Expo Office BuildingToday your blogmaster had the opportunity to visit the World Dairy Expo headquarters building. It’s brand new and still smells that way! If you haven’t seen it or visited then at least now you know what the entrance looks like! There are a lot of pictures from past Expo’s on the walls making just walking around an interesting experience.


Here's The Schedule

Chuck Zimmerman

World Dairy Expo 2005 Schedule

Trade Show Hours remain unchanged:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4th
7:30 a.m. International Junior Holstein Show
8:00 a.m. Central National Ayrshire Show
1:00 p.m. Central National Jersey Show (heifers)

Wednesday, October 5th
7:30 a.m. Central National Jersey Show (bulls, cows and groups)
1:30 p.m. International Milking Shorthorn Show & Central National Brown Swiss Show (bulls and heifer)

Thursday, October 6th
8:00 a.m. Central National Brown Swiss Show (cows and groups)
1:30 p.m. Central National Guernsey Show (heifers) & Grand International Red & White Show (bulls & heifers)

Friday, October 7th
7:30 a.m. Central National Guernsey Show (cows and groups) & Grand International Red & White Show (cows & groups)
12:00 noon International Holstein Show (heifers)

Saturday, October 8th
7:30 a.m. International Holstein Show (bulls, cows, groups)
5:30 p.m. Parade of Champions and Selection of 2005 Supreme Champions


2005 Judges Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

As we get nearer this year’s show more information is becoming available. Look here to find it as well as visiting the World Dairy Expo website at!

– World Dairy Expo recently named eight industry representatives and producers to serve as official judges for the 2005 show scheduled Tuesday, October 4 through Saturday, October 8 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The dairy cattle show judges were elected by last year’s dairy cattle exhibitors and/or breed associations and ratified by Expo’s board of directors. Judging almost 2,000 head of cattle will be:

International Junior Holstein Show: Tuesday, October 4th Roger Turner, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Central National Ayrshire Show: Tuesday, October 4th Lynn Lee, Smyrna, Tennessee

Central National Jersey Show: Tuesday, October 4th and Wednesday, October 5th Norm
Nabholz, West Union, Iowa

International Milking Shorthorn Show: Wednesday, October 5th Doug Savage, Merrickville, Ontario, Canada

Central National Brown Swiss Show: Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th Steve White, New Castle, Indiana

Central National Guernsey Show: Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th David Trotter, Enon Valley, Pennsylvania

Grand International Red & White Show: Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th Brian Behnke, Brooklyn, Wisconsin

International Holstein Show: Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th Perry Phend, Osseo, Wisconsin


Send Us Your Ideas

Chuck Zimmerman

What would you like to see on the World Dairy Expo Blog? Although we’ll be posting news, pictures, results, interviews and just about anything else that comes up we want to make sure the site has what you’d like to see.

Feel free to use the comments feature to write us or you can also send an email.

We’ll do our best to make sure we provide all the information you want to see!



Meet The Creative Talent Behind The "Theme"

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’ve ever wondered who creates the themes each year for World Dairy Expo then you ought to listen this interview with Brad Nellis, Distillery Design Studio. Brad will tell you it’s a team effort and it is but he’s also the creative guy who’s been working on the themes for many years.

Brad was interviewed for the ZimmCast, a weekly program found on AgWired.

You can listen to the interview here Download MP3 File


No-Bull Enterprises First World Dairy Expo Blog Sponsor

Chuck Zimmerman

Callicrate BanderAnnouncing the first company to become a supporter of the World Dairy Expo Blog. It’s No-Bull Enterprises!

As a supporter the company has a link to their website in our sidebar and we’ll post information about them and their exhibit at the show. Please thank and support our supporters!

Thank you No-Bull Enterprises for taking the bold first step into the blogoshpere.


Last Year's Supreme Champion

Chuck Zimmerman

2004 Supreme ChampionJust to show you that pictures will be an integral part of the World Dairy Expo blogging experience here’s a look at last year’s Supreme Champion.

Exhibited by Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, Connecticut
Production: 5-00 365d 42,045 4.1%F 1,705F 3.0%P 1,264P

We’re looking forward to taking a lot of pictures this year and posting them for your enjoyment!


Let's Check Out Dairies South Of The Border

Chuck Zimmerman

I seriously think this Expo Blog as we’ll affectionately call it needs to cover this trip! I say let’s blog it. Who’s going with us?

Fly away to enjoy the agriculture and friendship of Mexico’s sunny central plains. World Dairy Expo is hosting a Mexican Expedition November 28 – December 5, 2005. The trip is planned around the Queretaro Exposition and Mexican National Holstein dairy cattle show. Surrounded by the famed aqueducts of this colonial city, participants will experience the area’s famous history and visit the site where the Mexican Constitution was signed. Dairy enthusiasts will conduct technical visits to working dairy farms and industries offering hands-on study of one of Mexico’s strongest milk and cattle producing regions. Side trips include “traditional” and “modern” retail food markets and discussions with dairy industry leaders.

Now here’s the part I really like: The eight-day trip includes siestas, fiestas!

Registration deadline: July 15, 2005. For more information call 1-800-284-1361.


World Dairy Expo Among Top 100 Tradeshows in U.S.

Chuck Zimmerman

You know it’s a big show but according to the latest from Tradeshow Week, World Dairy Expo has moved up the charts! It’s now ranked 85 th on the country’s list of largest tradeshows. Compiled annually and published in April, the Tradeshow Week 200 ranks the 200 largest tradeshows in the United States and the 50 largest in Canada. Rank is determined by net square feet of paid exhibit space.

Some other interesting tidbits include: we’re up nine spots from last year’s rank of 94, World Dairy Expo is the largest production agriculture show among the top 100 which includes a variety of industries, from apparel to consumer electronics and health care to sporting goods, and it’s the only show among the top 200 that resides in Wisconsin.

“A jump of nine rankings is remarkable,” says John Rozum, World Dairy Expo Sales Manager. “This is not a shrinking business.” In fact, according to Tradeshow Week, tradeshows across the country saw increases across the board with exhibiting companies up three percent for 2004, while net square footage and show attendance figures grew over two percent.