Industry Looks to World Dairy Expo Sept. 29-Oct. 3

August 5, 2009 07:00 PM

The dairy industry's spotlight will be trained on Madison, Wis., when the 43rd edition of World Dairy Expo takes place Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, 2009.


"Legendary” is the theme of this year's show – a celebration of the legendary trade show, legendary cows and legendary people that make the first week in October one to look forward to.


World Dairy Expo, in a "best of seven” breed shows, crowns America's Supreme Champion Cow. Both are a culmination of a year's hard work – both are events that bring together the "best in the business.” Last year, more than 68,000 people from 84 countries attended the show.


World Dairy Expo features five full days of world-class competition among North America's top dairy breeders, with more than 2,500 head of dairy cattle expected. Seven national and international breed shows, the Kingsmill Farm II International Futurity and five breed sales will take place on the grounds. World Dairy Expo is also home to national and international judging and skills contests at the 4-H, FFA, Intercollegiate and Post-Secondary levels.


Add a "Legendary” trade show with more than 725 exhibitors from over two dozen countries, and World Dairy Expo is the destination of choice this fall. Attendees can look forward to a full spectrum of dairy-focused technology, products and services up and down every aisle. In total there will be over 1,600 exhibits from around the world making the 2009 trade show a must-see for returning and first-time visitors.


Attendees can take advantage of free education seminars on dairy management and other industry issues. These programs offer Expo visitors technical expertise to stay knowledgeable, competitive and profitable. Virtual farm tour programs offer the chance to explore a variety of dairy operations from across North America and Argentina without leaving World Dairy Expo. The half-hour visual presentations by producers offer a virtual learning experience right on the grounds.


Industry enthusiasts are invited to attend World Dairy Expo's Dinner with the Stars on Wednesday evening, Sept. 30. Four individuals will be recognized for their "Hall of Fame” achievements in the dairy industry. The 2009 honorees include:

·         Daphne Holterman, Wisconsin - Dairy Woman of the Year;

·         David Hileman, Pennsylvania - Dairyman of the Year;

·         Maurice Core, Ohio - Industry Person of the Year; and

·         Dr. Jan Philipsson, Sweden - International Person of the Year.


World Dairy Expo is an international trade and cattle show for dairy producers. Hours for World Dairy Expo are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Daily admission is $8 (U.S. dollars) per person and season passes are $25 (U.S. dollars) per person. Parking is free.


For more information, contact World Dairy Expo at 608-224-6455, via email at or go online at

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