Clock is ticking for WDE Dairy Cattle Show entries

Wisconsin State Farmer
Judges look over cows in shows at the coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center during the World Dairy Expo on Oct. 4, 2017.

MADISON - Time is running out to enter cattle to compete on the legendary colored shavings in October at World Dairy Expo®; entry fees increase after midnight (CST) on Friday, Aug. 31. Both paper and electronic entries will remain open through Sept. 9, with only paper entries continuing to be accepted until the day of the show.

All animals must have an official Canadian CCIA or USDA AIN RFID or visual tag number listed on their entry form at the time of submission. Animals lacking this number — or with a pending identification number — will not be accepted. More information regarding identification requirements, along with entry forms, schedule of events, rules and other updates are available online at and are included in the Premium Book — mailed to recent dairy cattle exhibitors on July 1.

Questions related to cattle entries and the WDE Dairy Cattle Show may be directed to Laurie Breuch, Dairy Cattle Show Coordinator, at or Ann Marie Magnochi, Dairy Cattle Show Manager, at, or by calling the Expo office at 608-224-6455.

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. Crowds of nearly 70,000 people, from 100 countries, will return to Madison for the 52nd annual event, Oct. 2 - 6, 2018, 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.

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