Udder Stuff:Tension Fabric Buildings

Published on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:54pm

Tension Fabric Buildings
FarmTek, the industry leader in tension fabric buildings, provides design-build and energy-efficient building solutions for dairy facilities and hay storage. For County Line Farms, a 75-head dairy cow farm in Dyersville, Iowa, a more streamlined storage facility, to keep hay dry and nutritious, was in order. “I needed a multipurpose building,” explained owner Al Mensen. “The ClearSpan building offers plenty of space for our farm equipment and our hay. The price was also right. It was much more cost-effective than a stick building!”
FarmTek is the leading manufacturer and distributor of agriculture supplies, tension fabric buildings, controlled environment agriculture systems and more. FarmTek offers over 30,000 products designed to meet the needs of large-scale commercial, mid-scale family and small hobby farmers and growers. FarmTek’s corporate headquarters are located in South Windsor, Connecticut, and supports a campus for manufacturing, distribution, customer service, research & development in Dyersville, Iowa.
For more information, call 1.866.643.1010 or visit www.ClearSpan.com/adad.

Dairy Cattle Entries Now Open for World Dairy Expo
World Dairy Expo’s 2014 dairy cattle entries are now open. Exhibitors can choose to enter through the Expo online entry system or by mail. Initial entry deadline is Sunday, August 31, 2014. Premium Books were mailed to recent year’s exhibitors July 1. The Premium Book is also available online or new exhibitors can request a copy from World Dairy Expo at 608-224-6455. Visit worlddairyexpo.com for complete event details.
Dairy cattle exhibitors are encouraged to utilize the user-friendly Expo online entry system that contains the 2014 Premium Book and all entry forms. Exhibitors utilizing the online system can submit all animal entries, stalling requests, tent and/or booth space purchases and Futurity entries. Additionally, youth showmanship and fitting contest entries and judge nominations can also be submitted.
Entries must be submitted and payment transaction completed by August 31, 2014. The online entry system will be available and credit card payment accepted for late entries until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Late fees will be assessed for entries submitted between August 31 and September 14.
Exhibitors should to be prepared to enter animal’s name, registration number, 15-digit Animal Identification Number (AIN) or Canadian Cattle Identification Agency Number (CCIA) and pedigree information. Exhibitors will be able to refer back to their entries after payment. Exhibitors are encouraged to review the 2014 Premium Book, especially Page 71, which includes changes for this year’s show.
World Dairy Expo is recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry. More than 70,000 dairy producers and industry experts from 90 countries travel to Madison, Wisconsin annually. The world-class event includes 2,500 head of North American dairy cattle competing on the famed colored shavings, more than 850 exhibiting companies in the renowned trade show, Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours and exciting youth competitions. World Dairy Expo’s theme is “Designer Dairy” and will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, 2014. Visit worlddairyexpo.com, follow us on Facebook or Twitter @WDExpo or #WDE14 for more information.