Cow Tales from the Dairy Farm – Off to the World Dairy Expo!
I have only had the opportunity to travel to World Dairy Expo once since I began farming. This year FarmTek was looking for someone who knew the ins and outs of the dairy industry and asked if I would like to man the trade show booth. I am sure management knew that it was like asking a 5 year old if they would like to go to Disney Land and was not surprised when I had a big grin on my face and jumped at the chance.
I have been to livestock shows and trade shows before, but going to Expo is something that I truly look forward to (and have been talking incessantly about for the last six months since I found out we were going). The trade show at World Dairy Expo is the largest in the industry. FarmTek is attending and presenting our Fodder-Pro Feed System, as well as our Premium Curtain Systems. Come say “hi” to Abigail and me and talk to us about any of your farm’s needs. Besides stopping to see us, I recommend checking out the latest in robotic milking equipment, the newest sires on the market, and don’t forget to stop at the Badger Dairy Club’s grilled cheese booth and get an amazing sandwich for lunch.
Besides the great trade show, one of the biggest things I am looking forward to is the cattle. There are 11 barns and 2 tents of cattle to look at, which include everyone’s favorite breeds. Farms from both America and Canada will bring in their best cows to compete on the colored shavings. Preparation for this dairy show didn’t start last year or even the year before that. The cows that compete at World Dairy Expo have been bred for generations to be their best. The sales are the future generation of Expo winners. I recommend looking through the sale area to spy the next great animal that you might want to take home.
Hope to see you at the show! Please stop by to visit booth #486. Also, if you get lost, there is an app for that…really. Don’t forget to download the World Dairy Expo smart phone app for great maps and extras to help you enjoy the show. See you at Expo!