Dairy Cattle Show
World Dairy Expo is home to one of the best known dairy cattle shows in the world. This is made possible by the numerous outstanding breeders, barn crews, owners, volunteers and so many others. In 2014, 1,743 owners exhibited 2,414 head of cattle from 37 states and 11 provinces and Mexico. World Dairy Expo looks forward to hosting you in 2015.
Construction on the new pavilions for World Dairy Expo began April 21, 2014 following the Midwest Horse Fair. The two new pavilions will have 290,000 square feet under cover and will be built over the current 11-barn footprint and will utilize new tie and divider panels.
Examples of decorating with the new stall panels can be found here.
Check out the Pavilion Progress Newsletter July Edition.
World Dairy Expo entries for 2015 will open July 1, 2015. Information for the 2014 Show is posted.
World Dairy Expo 2018 International Futurity entries are now open.
Here are the animal ID requirements for arrival at World Dairy Expo. Read all the details here.
Make your hotel plans now for the best rates and availability. For a list of hotel prices, availability and amenities, check out the hotel page.
Are you interested in sponsoring one of the thousands of World Dairy Expo awards for 2015? Click here to view a current listing of Dairy Cattle Show Sponsorship opportunities. Email or call Laurie to reserve available sponsorships for 2015. We appreciate all supporters!
Do you have a website? World Dairy Expo will gladly post your site for free under Breeders’ Websites. Please email Laurie.
Youth Showmanship & Youth Fitting Contest Registration
Open to all youth, ages 9 to 21, the World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Coliseum on Thursday, October 3, 2015. Entries are due Wednesday, October 2, 5 p.m.
World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest will take place at 10 a.m. in the Sale Pavilion on Sunday, September 27, 2015. This contest is open to all youth ages, 16 to 21. Entries are due Saturday, September 26, 5 p.m.
For a complete list of the 2014 contest rules and regulations, entry form and schedule of events, please click on any of the following links:
- Rules and Regulations (pages 66 - 68, Dairy Cattle Show Premium Book) (PDF)
- Online Registration
- Youth Showmanship & Fitting Contest Entry Form (PDF)
July 1 Premium Books mailed, made available online and online entries open
August 31 Entries Due
September 14 Online entries close at 11:59 p.m.
September 25 World Dairy Expo grounds open at 2 p.m. for pre-approved early arrivals
September 78 All animals must be on grounds by Noon
Sept. 29-Oct.3 World Dairy Expo
November 1 2018 Futurity Entries Due
December 1 Online 2019 Futurity Entries Open