Source: World Dairy Expo
Virtual Farms Tours give World Dairy Expo attendees the opportunity to experience a wide variety of farms and management styles, all from the comfort of a chair. This year’s operations excel in the areas of water conservation, genetic advancement, adaptation of technology, productive life, robots, environmental awareness, community involvement and sustainability.
These tours are presented by the owners and managers from the operations and include a half-hour pictorial overview of their operation, including general operation information and highlights of exceptional management practices. Time for questions and discussion will follow.
The free tours will be presented daily, Tuesday, September 30 through Saturday, October 4 in the Mendota 1 meeting room in the Exhibition Hall. The presentations will be available for viewing on World Dairy Expo’s website after the show.AgStar Financial Services, American Jersey Cattle Association, DuPont Pioneer, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Lely, Livestock Water Recycling, Inc., Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. and Zoetis are sponsors of the 2014 Virtual Farm Tours. Full summaries and details can be viewed at worlddairyexpo.com.
Tuesday, September 30, 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Milk Source – Hudson Dairy, Hudson, Mich.
3,000 Milking/Water Conservation
Sponsored by: Livestock Water Recycling, Inc.
Wednesday, October 1, Noon
Hosted by: Rokeyroad Holsteins, Sabetha, Kansas
114 Milking/Genetic Advancement
Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Agriculture
Wednesday, October 1, 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Sugar Creek Farms, New London, Wis.
1,200 Milking/Adopters of Technology
Sponsored by: Zoetis