Meet Your Blogmaster

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Chuck Zimmerman & Linda BehnkeYou always wonder what the person looks like who you’ve spoken with on the phone but you’ve never met. I think the same is true with the blogger you’re reading. Who is this? Well, The World Dairy Expo Blog is being maintained by Chuck Zimmerman, ZimmComm, Marketing & Communications. He’s the one posting everything. In fact, it’s me that’s posting this article (not the best looking one in the picture)!

On the staff, Lisa Behnke, (the better looking one in the picture) is assisting with guidance on content and supplying information. I’ll be posting that information for you and covering the Expo as a very dedicated reporter, before, during and after.

I got to meet Lisa today at the World Dairy Expo Office. She’s was just finishing up the program and was gracious enough to spend some time with me. I’m stopping back in next week and hope to conduct some interviews which I’ll bring you right here, so stay tuned!

BTW. It’s casual Friday. That explains my Hawaiian shirt.

New World Dairy Expo Office Building

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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

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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.