The 2016 World Dairy Expo had a total attendance of 74,572 individuals, including 3,108 registered international guests from 102 countries. This year’s trade show hosted 881 companies from 30 countries, 6 Canadian provinces and 45 U.S. States. 83 new companies were in attendance this year.
The top five countries of registered international attendance were Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, and Columbia.
2,434 total dairy cattle were housed on the grounds during the event and were shown by 1,778 exhibitors from 37 U.S. States, 9 Canadian provinces and 1 Mexican State.
Breakdown of Cattle Represented:
Ayrshire – 320
Brown Swiss – 377
Guernsey – 217
Holstein Total – 640
Jersey – 418
Milking Shorthorn – 213
Red & White – 249
Musqie Iatola Martha-ET, a Jersey owned by Milk Source, LLC, Kaukauna, Wis, was named the 2016 Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo, and Sheeknoll Durham Arrow, a Holstein owned by Sheeknoll Farms, Rochester, Minn, was named the 2016 Reserve Supreme Champion.
The Supreme Champion of the junior show was Silvermaple Wyndham Camille, a Holstein exhibited by Christian Cunningham and Miles Price, Penngrove, Calif. The Reserve Supreme Champion of the junior show: was Cutting Edge T Delilah, a Brown Swiss exhibited by Kyle Barton, Ancramdale, N.Y.
A total of 393 youth attendees participated in this year’s youth showmanship contest, and 22 participants entered this year’s youth fitting contest.
19 universities competed in the Lely National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, with the University of Minnesota taking top honors. 13 post-secondary institutions competed in the Lely International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, with the winning title going to Northeast Iowa Community College.
View and download photos from the event here: 2016 World Dairy Expo Photo Album.