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.


New Holland Pavilions at Alliant Energy Center

World Dairy Expo is excited to welcome dairy cattle exhibitors back to the New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center.  World Dairy Expo 2014 was the grand opening of the facilities that cover 290,000 square feet, replacing 11-barns.  We are pleased to announce an additional 140-feet of wash rack space and milk collection equipment will be in place for the 2015 show.  The same tie and divider panels will be in place for cattle housing.

Drawings of the stall panels can be found here.  Examples of decorating with the new stall panels can be found here.


World Dairy Expo entries for 2015 are now being accepted. 

World Dairy Expo 2018 International Futurity entries are open.

Premium Book   l   Login to DCS   l    Exhibitor Information

Animal ID
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.

Sponsorship Information
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 2015 contest rules and regulations, entry form and schedule of events, please click on any of the following links:

2015 Calendar

July 1     Premium Books mailed, made available online and online entries open
August 31  Entries Due
September 13 Online entries close at 11:59 p.m.
September 24 World Dairy Expo grounds open at 2 p.m. for pre-approved early arrivals
September 27 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

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ann Marie or Laurie