News Release

Saturday, October 3, 2015

CONTACT: Kristin Olson, Media Relations Manager,
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River Valley Farm Takes Home Overall Herdsmanship Award

MADISON, WIS. – Every year, the World Dairy Expo Herdsmanship Contest highlights the dedication and drive of individuals in the dairy industry. Herdsmanship Awards are given to individuals or dairy farms demonstrating exemplary exhibit organization, cleanliness and cooperation with fellow exhibitors and Show Management. This year, River Valley Farm, of Tremont Ill., was named the World Dairy Expo Overall Herdsmanship winner.  

Zone and Daily winners are as follows:

Zone Winners:

Hilltop Acres Farm, Calmar, Iowa

M & M Swiss, Alma Center, Wis.

Quality Holsteins, Woodbridge, Ont.

Fudge’s Dairy, Gamaliel, Ky.

Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Vt.

River Valley Farm, Tremont, Ill.

Comestar Holstein, Victoriaville, Ont.

M & J Heifer Care, Beaverville, Ill.

Butlerview, Chebanse, Ill.

Allyndale Holsteins, Canaan, Conn.


Daily Winners:

Tuesday - Rosedale Genetics Ltd, Oxford, Wis.

Wednesday - Brook Hollow Farm, West Salem Ohio

Thursday - Kueffner Holsteins & Jerseys, Boonesboro, Md.

Friday - Mapleton Valley Farms, Oconomowoc, Wis. and Horseshoe Hill Swiss, Watertown, Wis.

Saturday – MilkSource Genetics, Kaukauna, Wis.


The 2015 Herdsmanship Awards were graciously sponsored by Select Sires, Inc.


WDE, recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry, attracts more than 70,000 attendees from more than 90 countries each year. Visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #WDE15) for more information.