The World Dairy Expo will provide two new awards for all seven dairy breeds in the 2013 heifer shows – Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. The awards were approved and established by the Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee earlier this year.
According to the expo, 2013 will be the first year to present the new awards. Pre-entry is required and will be based on six heifers. Entries must be received in the Dairy Cattle Show Office by 5 p.m. the day prior to the heifer show. Heifers are also eligible for the overall Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor banners. Points will be based on the existing Premier Breeder and Exhibitor point system.
The fourteen award banners for the Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor of the Heifer Show are sponsored by American Wood Fibers Inc.
The expo also welcomes a new sponsor for the 2013 International Junior Holstein Show, Y-Tex Corporation, which will sponsor the premiums for each class.
The International Junior Holstein Show was started in 2004. Since its inception over 1,600 junior owned Holstein cattle have been exhibited. Last year alone, 242 head of cattle were exhibited by 170 youth from 28 states.
WDE said the partnership is a "privilege" to help recognize the International Junior Holstein Show exhibitors.
The 47th World Dairy Expo will be held Oct. 1-5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. More than a thousand cattle exhibitors with over 2,500 head of cattle are anticipated to compete.