AKE Safety Equipment will be a vendor at the World Dairy Expo

AKE Safety Equipment will be a vendor at the World Dairy Expo

by Allen Kronebusch

The focus of the dairy industry will be in Madison, Wisconsin from October 1st through October 5th for the World Dairy Expo. The Expo is held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The World Dairy Expo is a showcase to learn and share the finest in dairy genetics and new technologies available to the dairy industry. It is a forum for dairy farmers, companies and organizations to come together to exchange ideas, new equipment or machinery and commerce. There are many things to see and do at the World Dairy Expo from watching virtual farm tours to hands-on events. AKE Safety Equipment will be exhibiting at this year’s Expo at Booth EH 5005 in the main Exhibition Hall. The booth is just around the corner form the Purple Cow Gift Shop.

The World Dairy Expo is an international conference with attendees from 90 countries including Canada, Mexico, Ireland, China and Germany, just to name a few. There are over 68,000 people attending the event over the 4 days. The first official World Dairy Expo took place in October 1971, but the birth of the event has its origins in 1966. The event will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.

The Exhibition Hall will be the focus for daily seminars, virtual farm tours and forums, hands-on exhibits and other presentations. The most popular event for the World Dairy Show is the Dairy Cattle Show. Cattle and dairy farmers, breeders and volunteers show their cattle for competition to be determined “Best in Show”. In 2012, over 1200 owners exhibited 2,384 of cattle from 41 states and 8 provinces.  Each evening, after the daily cattle shows, there are cattle sales and auctions.

There are competitions for young and old at the World Dairy Expo. The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is a contest where forage producers enter their highest quality forage in 7 different categories and are judged on these categories. Winners of the contest could win up to $22,000 in cash prizes. The Dairy Product Contest judges dairy products such as ice cream, cheese, milk and whipping cream to be the “Best of the Best”. There are also 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) student competitions during the Expo.

There are hundreds of vendors who will be showcasing farming, dairy products and new technologies during the event. AKE Safety Equipment  is very glad to be an exhibitor at the World Dairy Expo. Stop by our booth in the Exhibition Hall to see how STOP-FYRETM fire extinguishers are the World’s BEST Fire ExtinguisherTM.  For updated World Dairy Fair information, you can go to the Facebook or Twitter Pages. You can also contact the World Dairy Expo directly by email to wde@wdexpo.com or via phone 608-224-6455.