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World Dairy Expo Names Virtual Farm Tour Hosts

World Dairy Expo Names Virtual Farm Tour Hosts
Four dairies featured are from Wisconsin.

Visit dairies from across the United States without leaving World Dairy Expo 2010. Free tours will be presented daily, Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, in the Mendota 1 meeting room in the Exhibition Hall. Managers will present a half-hour pictorial view of their operation, including general operation information and highlights of exceptional management practices. Time for questions and discussion will follow. The tours will be available for viewing on World Dairy Expo's website after the show.

Visit for more information about the operations featured at this year's show. Tour hosts include:

Valley-Drive Holsteins, LLC, Campbellsport, Wisconsin
Managed by Jeff & Merlene Hayes family and Daryl Winter
200 Milking – Adaptation Leads to Longevity
Sponsored by: Structures Unlimited LLC

Stewart Farms Inc., Nampa, Idaho
Managed by Joe, Jere, Jim & Marcella Stewart
630 Milking – Innovative Reproductive Tools
Sponsored by: Semex

Clover Patch Dairy, Millersburg, Ohio
Managed by Alan & Sharon Kozak
420 Milking – Grazing Benefits
Sponsored by: American Jersey Cattle Association

Ripp's Dairy Valley, Dane, Wisconsin
Managed by Gary, Troy & Chuck Ripp and families
860 Milking/Managing Transition Cows
Sponsored by: AgSource Cooperative Services

University of Minnesota Teaching & Research Facility, St. Paul, Minnesota
130 Milking – A Research Dairy Herd
Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds

Cycle Farm, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Managed by Bill, Clarice, Jacob, Tony & Moriah Brey
240 Milking – Family Succession
Sponsored by: Grow Wisconsin Dairy Team

Royal Farms Dairy, Garden City, Kansas
Managed by Kyle Averhoff & the Irsik Family
6150 Milking – Environmental Stewards
Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Commerce

Sandy Acres Dairy, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
Managed by Jeff & Marie Pagenkopf
480 Milking – Robotic Calf Feeders
Sponsored by: Land O'Lakes Purina Feed

World Dairy Expo is an international trade and cattle show for dairy producers. This year's show will take place September 28 through October 2 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. For more information, contact World Dairy Expo at 608-224-6455 or visit

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