The World Dairy Expo 2014 Herdsmanship contest was nothing short of spectacular. With New Holland Pavilions to house the cattle throughout the week, exhibitors took extra special care to create displays promoting their farms and provide a welcoming environment for all Expo attendees. Woodmohr Jerseys of Bloomer, Wis. was named the 2014 Overall Herdsmanship Winner.
Herdsmanship awards are given to individuals and/or dairy farms that exhibit and demonstrate organization, cleanliness and cooperation with show management based on votes by their fellow exhibitors. This year the New Holland Pavilions provided ideal space for all exhibitors’ equipment and cattle, along with two additional tents to accommodate the large number of animals signed up to show. Categories for herdsmanship awards were divided by pavilion and tent zone as well as daily winners. The 2014 Herdsmanship Awards were generously sponsored by Select Sires, Inc., Plain City, Ohio.
Herdmanship winners for 2014 are as follows:
Westcoast Holsteins, Chilliwack, British Columbia
Blessing Farms, Steve Blessing, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Brook Hollow Farm, Delbert and Heather Yoder, West Salem, Ohio
Woodmohr Jerseys, Jon and Wendy Schmidt, Bloomer, Wis.
MD-Hillbrook, Chris and Jen Hill, Thurmont, Md.
Smith-Crest Holsteins, Matt and Travis Smith, Watertown, Wis.
Rosedale Genetics, Mark and Nicky Rueth, Oxford, Wis.
DSKM Farm, The Fluty Family, Bloomington, Ill.
Ferme Jacobs, Cap-Sante, Quebec
Boop, Millmont, Penn., J&K-Vue, Graystone, Bojoy, and Wagner Families, Quarryville, Penn.
Ri-Jul Holsteins/Dream Team, Vomastic Family, Pulaski, Wis., Jolene and Kristin Allen, Cecil, Wis., Boyer Family, Clintonville, Wis., Muy Bonita Guernseys, Kaukauna, WI
Tuesday WI-Fischerdale,Verona, Wis., Floydholm, Edgerton, Wis., Down Home Farm, Stoughton, Wis., Heritage Holsteins, Milton, Wis.
Wednesday Spungold, Dale and Deanna Bendig, Gettysburg, Pa.
Thursday Four-Hills Farm, Bristol, Vt.
Friday Hardy’s Holstein, Tipton, Mich.
Saturday Booth Haven, Plymouth, Wis.
World Dairy Expo is recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry. Last week 77,204 dairy producers and industry experts from 94 countries traveled to Madison, Wis. The world-class event drew 2,385 head of North American dairy cattle and 835 exhibiting companies to the trade show. Next year, World Dairy Expo’s theme is “Dairy in Our DNA” and will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, 2015. Visit worlddairyexpo.com for more information.