Larry Schirm brings a lifetime of expertise to the ring as he helps keep the World Dairy Expo placings and cuts consistent from Class 1 to Class 12
The 4-H, post-secondary, and collegiate contests joined forces in 2016 to offer a more efficient contest to students from all across the country
Some of the world’s best genetics are offered for auction at the various breed sales held at World Dairy Expo. And while some things have changed since the inception of the breed sales, which began
photo by Nina Linton for WDE For many dairy youth, competing at the prestigious World Dairy Expo means presenting your prize-winning heifer on the colored shavings. However, some youth who attend
It takes a team both at home and at shows to run a successful show string. Over the years, Budjon has become one of the biggest, housing nearly 350 head of cattle for around 50 clients
A record 139 products debuted at World Dairy Expo in 2016, giving visitors lots to see and exhibitors a lot to compete with
Trophies carrying the names of Expo pioneers like Hetts (left and top right), King (center right), and Blaska (bottom right) memorialize some of the most influential minds of Expo. Articles on Wo
Four classes and a set of questions make up the Central National FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest that takes place during World Dairy Expo each year. Around 400 students compete.Early on the Tuesday m
The Jersey show has expanded immensely from a small regional show in the 1970s to the international event that it is today
From check-in to sewing to providing leadership, volunteers are the heart blood of the show. Today, there are 128 individuals who have been honored with the title Friend of Expo. Just a few of them ar
While the show has evolved over the past five decades, many of the names and faces have remained the same. Here’s a look into the memories of some longtime and well-known attendees
One of the first to make the long haul from California to Expo, Stuart Rowe and his Innisfail herd have certainly reaped the rewards of the lengthy trip in the form of impressive placings and numerous...
Born from the desire and dreams to have a world-class dairy show, World Dairy Expo has developed into the world’s most-respected and most-renowned dairy event. That is largely due to innovative steps...
Breeds in Bloom, the 2004 showring theme that featured a white farmhouse, white picket fence, and white cows grazing on a green pasture of colored shavings, topped the list of 28 showring themes that have...
As an event inspired by an idea from a group of well-known dairy pioneers to showcase the best dairy cattle, World Dairy Expo has grown with grace over the past 50 years. From growing in cattle numbers...
When World Dairy Expo got its start in 1967, no one knew for certain just how big of an event it would become. Dairy cattle shows were among the many activities at the first World Dairy Expo. That year,...
Influential sires are still recognized with the presentation of the Premier Sire award at the completion of each breed show. The sires that have won the most Premier Sire banners at World Dairy Expo for...
The Badger Dairy Club’s involvement in Expo has certainly evolved over the years. Today, you can find them working in the ring, in the cheese stand, and all across the grounds logging more than 5,000...
From rag tents to the modern-day Exhibition Hall, Gilbert nurtured the trade show. Among Gilbert’s innovations that continue to this very day are the Exhibitor Policy and Guidelines, the Commercial...
Widely respected in purebred dairy cattle circles, Allen Hetts led the effort from his Fort Atkinson-based Crescent Beauty Farm with support from Gene Nelson, Gray View Farm. Brown Swiss breeder Howard...