Diversity Highlighted in World Dairy Expo® Virtual Farm Tours

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours have been bringing the best dairy operations in North America to Madison for more than 15 years. The eight dairies selected this year are no exception, featuring technology and innovation, outstanding milk production and genetics, strong community ties and first generation farmers, top-notch cow and calf care and an expanding dairy. These virtual outings provide a visual presentation led by the farm’s owner or manager, with time for questions and an open discussion to follow. Tours are presented daily, Tuesday through Saturday, in Mendota 1 of the Exhibition Hall.

Sponsors of the 2017 Virtual Farm Tours include: Provimi, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Lely, American Jersey Cattle Association, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc., Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC and CRV USA.

Below is the schedule of tours this year.

Tuesday, October 3 at 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Fustead Holsteins, Wausau, Wis.

Highlights: 475 milking/Milk Production and Genetics

Sponsored by: Provimi

Wednesday, October 4 at Noon

Hosted by: Oregon Dairy Farm, LLC, Lititz, Pa.

Highlights: 475 milking/Community Partners

Sponsored by: Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

Wednesday, October 4 at 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Good-Vue Farms, Goodridge, Minn.

Highlights: 120 milking/Utilizing Technology

Sponsored by: Lely

Thursday, October 5 at Noon

Hosted by: Piedmont Jerseys, Lincolnton, N.C.

Highlights: 250 milking/Jersey Genetics

Sponsored by: American Jersey Cattle Association

Thursday, October 5 at 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Meier Dairy of Palmer, Inc., Wakefield, Kan.

Highlights: 650 milking/Innovation

Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Agriculture

Friday, October 6 at Noon

Hosted by: VanBedaf Dairy LLP, Carrington, N.D.

Highlights: 1,400 milking/First Generation U.S. Farm

Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.

Friday, October 6 at 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Night Hawk Dairy, Stratford, Wis.

Highlights: 900 milking/Cow and Calf Care

Sponsored by: Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC

Saturday, October 7 at Noon

Hosted by: Woods Hill Farms, Turin, N.Y.

Highlights: 743 milking/Expansion

Sponsored by: CRV USA

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