Dairy Herd Management celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World Dairy Expo in this commemorative edition. No doubt about it, the annual event champions much of the progress that strengthens the dairy business, domestic and foreign.
When Expo started in 1967, cows averaged just 8,800 lb. of milk per year. We needed no fewer than 13,500 million of them to produce 120 billion pounds of milk annually. Today, fewer than 10 million cows average 22,000 lb. of milk per year and will produce 210 billion pounds annually. By any measure, that’s growth.
Source: Dairy Herd Management, August 2016.
The 50th World Dairy Expo opens in Madison, Wisconsin October 4th and ends on October 8, 2016.
INSIGHTS: If you have never been to World Dairy Expo, this issue will give you a good feel for everything that happens when thousands of dairy cows and dairy persons gather in one location. It is a spectacle on many levels. Take a look.