The deadline is quickly approaching for dairy cattle exhibitors to enter their eligible animals for the 2016 World Dairy Expo International Futurity. Entries for the Futurity will close November 1, 2013 at midnight (CST). The Three-Year-Old Futurity competition is in place for Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn and Red and White cattle. Each breed judge will select a Futurity breed winner, and then an overall winner and reserve will be crowned. Three-Year-Olds from each breed will be awarded premiums based on entries received. The overall Futurity Champion will receive a $1,000 cash award.
Animals eligible for the 2016 WDE Futurity must be born between September 1, 2012August 31, 2013. The one-time Futurity fee is $50. In addition, the World Dairy Expo stalling and entry fees must be paid the year of the event. Paper and online entries will be accepted. Both can be found online at worlddairyexpo.com/pages/Enter-Online.php
World Dairy Expo is recognized as the largest dairy-focused dairy trade event annually drawing more than 70,000 dairy producers and industry partners. Dairy enthusiasts gather from around the globe to view the dairy cattle show competition and share the latest in dairy innovation and concepts. Visit worlddairyexpo.com for additional information. "Designer Dairy" will be next year's theme for World Dairy Expo, which will be held September 30 through October 4, 2014 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.