News Release

Monday, June 17, 2019

CONTACT: Katie Schmitt, Communications Manager,
PHONE:      608-224-6455

Diverse Virtual Farm Tours Come to World Dairy Expo

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours have brought the best dairy operations in North America to Madison for more than 15 years. The eight dairies to be featured during WDE 2019 excel in a variety of farm aspects including genetics, technology, community engagement, environmental stewardship, cow comfort and multi-generations, while also representing a wide variety of sizes, locations and breeds. Virtual Farm Tours are presented daily during World Dairy Expo in Mendota Room 1 of the Exhibition Hall, and are led by the farm’s owner or manager with time for questions and an open discussion to follow.

Sponsors of the 2019 Virtual Farm Tours include: Allflex Livestock Intelligence, American Jersey Cattle Association, GEA, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Lely, Select Sires, Inc., Semex and Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.

Below is the 2019 World Dairy Expo Virutal Farm Tour schedule.

Tuesday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Kieler Farms Inc., Platteville, Wis.
Highlights: 1,800 milking/Labor Efficiency
Sponsored by: GEA 

Wednesday, October 2 at 12:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Moo-Riah Dairy, Melba, Idaho
Highlights: 1,250 milking/Community Engagement
Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. 

Wednesday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Aurora Ridge Dairy, Aurora, N.Y.
Highlights: 2,075 milking/Genetics
Sponsored by: Semex 

Thursday, October 3 at 12:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Albright Jerseys LLC, Willard, Ohio
Highlights: 650 milking/Technology
Sponsored by: American Jersey Cattle Association 

Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Richland Dairy, LLC, Kenyon, Minn.
Highlights: 115 milking/Technology and Environmental Stewardship
Sponsored by: Lely  

Friday, October 4 at 12:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Ratliff Jerseys, Garnett, Kan.
Highlights: 55 milking/Genetics
Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Agriculture 

Friday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Paulus Dairy LLC, Fredonia, Wis.
Highlights: 1,550 milking/Managing for Sustainability
Sponsored by: Select Sires, Inc. 

Saturday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Fischer Clark Dairy, Hatley, Wis.
Highlights: 911 milking/Cow Comfort
Sponsored by: Allflex Livestock Intelligence 

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of more than 65,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the 53rd annual event, October 1-5, 2019, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Visit or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube for more information.