World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours have brought some of the best dairy operations from near and far to Madison for over 20 years. The four dairies to be featured during WDE 2022 continue that tradition while showcasing environmental stewardship, quality genetics, technology advancements, community involvement and more. During Expo’s Virtual Farm Tours, dairy owners and managers share a visual presentation with time for questions and an open discussion afterward. Tours are presented daily in Mendota Room 1 of the Exhibition Hall at 10:00 a.m.
Below is the 2022 World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tour schedule that can be enjoyed in person at WDE or online through ExpoTV at World Dairy Expo.
Tuesday, October 4
Hosted by: Walnutdale Farms, Wayland, Mich.
Sponsored by: Allflex Livestock Intelligence
Walnutdale Farms has a rich history of farm tours for local and international communities. After a fire destroyed their milking parlor in 2010, Walnutdale Farms built back with a 50-stall rotary parlor. The farm raises all of its own replacement heifers and has programs that focus on environmental preservation.
Wednesday, October 5
Hosted by: Homestead Dairy, LLC., Plymouth, Ind.
Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.
A fourth-generation farm, the Houin family manages Homestead Dairy, LLC with the future in mind. The family operates three farm sites featuring a double-25 parallel parlor, a double-12 parallel parlor and a barn with 36 Lely robots. In the past decade, Homestead Dairy, LLC has installed a methane digester, a manure dryer system for bedding, and new calf facilities.
Thursday, October 6
Hosted by: Bateman’s Mosida Farms, Elberta, Utah
Sponsored by: Balchem Corp.
Honored with a US Dairy Sustainability Award in the category of Outstanding Dairy Farm in 2016, it’s evident that the Bateman family is committed to sustainable practices for their family and the community. A solar farm, robotic dairy research facility, and a vertical forage-growing system are just a handful of the technologies implemented at Bateman’s Mosida Farms.
Friday, October 7
Hosted by: Skråmered, Våxtorp, Sweden
Sponsored by: ProCROSS
Skråmered is regarded as one of the most exemplary dairy businesses in Sweden and was awarded Sweden’s Dairy Business of the Year Award in 2021 along with being a top-three production herd in 2020. Featuring ProCROSS genetics – VikingRed, Montbéliarde and Holstein – a primary objective of the farm is to adapt their genetics and management of cattle around the facilities they have compared to constantly building new facilities.
Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. The dairy industry will return to Madison, Wisconsin for the 55th event, October 2 – 7, 2022, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app, visit World Dairy Expo or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or YouTube for more information.