Dairy cattle exhibitors are encouraged to submit their entries now for World Dairy Expo. The initial deadline, to avoid late fees, is Sunday, Aug. 31, by midnight (CDT). Paper entries must be postmarked by that date to avoid late fees.
Exhibitors are encouraged to submit entries on the user-friendly Expo online entry system. The Premium Book is available online at worlddairyexpo.com. Animal entries, stalling requests, tent and/or booth space purchases and 2017 International Futurity entries can be submitted within the online entry system.
World Dairy Expo's Youth Fitting and Youth Showmanship Contest entries may also be submitted. Special thanks to AgriLabs for sponsoring the Premium Book and their support of the show.
When submitting animal entries, include an AIN 15-digit number (visual or electronic) for all animals. Acceptable forms of animal identification are: USDA AIN 840 tag (RFID or visual), Canadian CIA RFID 124 tag, Manufacturer Coded RFID 900, 982, or 985 tag. This information will be used for health check-in upon arrival. Breed show check-in will continue to use an original breed association registration paper.
Entries may be made between Sept. 1-7 online or by paper at $50 per animal. After Sept. 7, all entries are $100 per animal. Online entries will be accepted until Sept. 14. After Sept. 14, all entries must be submitted via the paper entry form. Those interested may utilize the online entry system and pay by credit card (online only) until 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on Sept. 14.
Staff is available to answer entry and show-related questions as Expo approaches. Contact either Ann Marie Magnochi or Laurie Breuch for assistance at 608-224-6455.
World Dairy Expo is recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry. More than 70,000 dairy producers and industry experts from 90 countries travel to Madison annually. The world-class event includes 2,500 head of North American dairy cattle competing on the famed colored shavings, more than 850 exhibiting companies in the renowned trade show, Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours and exciting youth competitions.
World Dairy Expo's theme is "Designer Dairy" and it will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4. Visit worlddairyexpo.com, follow them on Facebook or Twitter @WDExpo or #WDE14 for more information.