So much to see and do -- and only five days.
World Dairy Expo visitors have any number of options to start their day at the show.
It's All Here
Even the foyer at World Dairy Expo's Exhibition Hall is wall-to-wall exhibits.
Full of Hope
Just minutes before showing her Red and White Holstein, high schooler Leigha Rokey of Sabetha, Kan., checks to see that the summer yearling is ready to go.
Kids in the barn watch live streaming video from the Coliseum.
Teaching Them Young
It's a family affair at World Dairy Expo.
Large equipment is featured at World Dairy Expo's ever growing Outdoor Trade Mall.
Italian Debut at World Dairy Expo
Italian feed wagon manufacturer Storti is exhibiting at World Dairy Expo for the first time. "The U.S. is a huge market with good producers," says CEO Carlo Scirpo. "We know World Dairy Expo is the best place for this kind of product."
"Producers are looking for new technologies for feed efficiencies and milk prodution," says Elanco Animal Health's Maple Kelley (left), here with colleague Darryl Droogsman.
Renee Smith (center) of Virtus Nutrition, discusses Omega Nutrition Solutions with visitors in World Dairy Expo's Exhibition Hall.
New Product Launch
Matt Schrage with Caneden Probiotics displays a package of Ganpro BC, a highly stable probiotic containing Bacillus coagulans. Feeding 1 to 2 billion cfu/calf/day can result in up to 10% greater average daily gains for 1 1/2 to 3 cents/day, he says.
Almost Ready for Prime Time
Dairy cows get their pre-show shower as they prepare to enter the world's most prominent show ring.
Strolling the barns is also an extremely popular attraction for visitors.
With 2,700 head of cattle on the grounds, feed is in constant demand.
Time to Sleep
With round-the-clock animal care required, cattle exhibitors have to catch their zzzzz's whenever they can.
A good haircut is an absolute requirement before stepping into the show ring.
World Dairy Expo and all of Madison, Wis., basked under unseasonably warm temperatures Thursday.