Dairy Industry News
2013 Total Attendance: 70,903
Registered International Guests: Top five countries of registered international attendance: Canada, Japan, Mexico, Germany and Brazil
Commercial Exhibitors: 843 companies from 29 countries, 43 U.S. states and 6 Canadian provinces
Commercial Booth Award Winners
Large Booth Winner: Supreme International Limited
Intermediate Booth Winner: Semex
Small Booth Winner: Double S Liquid Feed Services, Inc.
Number of Dairy Breeds Exhibited: 7
Total Number of Dairy Cattle Checked In On Grounds: 2,225
Breakdown of Cattle Represented
Ayrshire – 229
Brown Swiss – 361
Guernsey – 203
Holstein – Total 617 (Junior 248 and Open 369)
Jersey – 371
Milking Shorthorn – 191
Red & White – 253
Total Number of Dairy Cattle Exhibitors
1,616 exhibitors from 36 states, and 7 Canadian provinces (AB, BC, MB, ON, PE, QC, SK)
Source: World Dairy Expo
Madison, Wisconsin – Known as the ‘Center of the Dairy Universe,’ World Dairy Expo (WDE) 2013 will certainly go down in the record books as one of the very best ever at Semex. With thousands of people visiting with us in order to find out more about our products, programs and services, the Semex Tent and our booth in the exhibition hall were the places to be at WDE. Both locations showcased Semex’s key products and services including: Immunity+™ (a Top 10 Winner of the 2013 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Awards); Semex Works™ (an easy, interactive, flexible program that will keep dairies a step ahead); Semex ai24™ (the SCR-HR® tag was a Top 10 Winner of the 2013 Dairy Herd Management Innovation Awards); and daughters of our Premier™ program graduates.
The Premier program is the fastest growing in the US and the display included daughters by:
• CLAYTON-CREST ACE 0200HO09901
HealthSmart™ sire graduating in December 2013
• GEN-I-BEQ BRAWLER 0200HO05929
• DOMICOLE CHELIOS 0200HO03648
Repromax, Calving Ease and Show Time sire
• CRACKHOLM FEVER 0200HO05592
Repromax™, HealthSmart, Robot Ready™ and Show Time™ sire
• SILDAHL JETT AIR 0200HO00528
HealthSmart and Calving Ease sire
• REGANCREST REGINALD 0200HO05549
Repromax, Calving Ease™, Robot Ready and Show Time sire
“Our guests and visitors were extremely impressed with the time they spent with us at World Dairy Expo,” says Paul Krueger, Semex Director, Sales & Business Development, USA. “Semex and Genetics for Life™ is about genetic solutions, our commitment to research & development, developing long-lasting, profitable herds and lifelong partnerships. Dairymen saw that Semex’s programs and services are their best option when it comes to building longlasting, healthy and profitable herds. Our team was excited to share our story with these folks and looks forward to visiting with them more in the future.” For more information on any of Semex’s brands or the products, programs and services featured at World Dairy Expo visit: www.semex.com.
The cold milk separation facility in York, New York State will have a capacity for processing 1 billion pounds of milk daily, when complete. It will be connected to an anaerobic digester — hoped to cut the facility’s carbon footprint — which will be fed on manure.
The plant has the potential to double output to 2 million liters and is anticipated to incorporate valueadded production in the future.
Building estimates cost the facility at $12 million, a figure to be met by collaboration between Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Craigs Station Ventures.
The DFA states the partnership will benefit all the Cooperative’s farmer owners. “This innovative facility will help local dairy farmers meet growing milk demand while creating new jobs,” said Kenneth Adams, president, chief executive officer and commissioner for Empire State Development, New York’s chief economic development agency. “Agribusiness is an important sector of the Upstate New York economy and with this dairy processing facility coming online soon, we’ll be well positioned to access new markets.”
Skim (byproducts) will be sold to nearby yogurt and cheese units.