Ready to Go
The cattle trailers have delivered their valuable payloads and are now parked for the week. Let the show begin.
Center of the Judging Universe
As a warm-up to World Dairy Expo, youth from throughout the country participated in dairy cattle judging contests in the Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center on Monday.
Shop Early, Shop Often
This happy shopper found the perfect World Dairy Expo souvenir at the Purple Cow Gift Shop Monday. Located on the main floor of the Exhibition Hall, the Purple Cow will be open throughout Expo.
Stairway to Profits
A set-up crew drapes promotional signage for the Canadian Canola Council on a stairway in the Exhibition Hall late Monday morning.
Primping to Perfection
Gary Kruse, of Petersburg, Iowa, gets Jaycee, a summer yearling, ready for Wednesday afternoon’s International Brown Swiss Show.
Everything in its Place
The action was fast and furious at the Zoetis booth in the Exhibition Hall Monday as crews worked to get ready for Tuesday’s show opening.
Finding your favorite cattle show string or dairy cattle exhibitor will be easier this year thanks to the new cattle search function on the World Dairy Expo website. Check it out for yourself at www.worlddairyexpo.com.
Clippers At Rest
The cattle fitting business was apparently brisk on Monday.
Talk about Getting Wired
A work crew from H & H Electric in Madison strings temporary wiring on the Alliant Energy Center grounds on Monday afternoon.
New Use for Feed Cart
With a busy and exciting week in store at World Dairy Expo, a young cattle exhibitor from Ohio thought it would be good idea to catch a few z’s after lunch on Monday.
What’s My Name?
Expo assistants were plenty busy registering commercial exhibitors in a booth in the Exhibition Hall Monday.
Making Room for More Cows
Blue Star Dairy Farm, Middleton, Wis., part of a media tour sponsored by SCR North America on Monday prior to World Dairy Expo, is expanding its current 540 cows by another 100. With a 32,000 lb. rolling herd average, the dairy should be able to ship a tanker load of milk per day once the barn is full.