Saturday, October 3, 2009

It takes many steps to cover the Expo

Today is the final day of World Dairy Expo and there is still time to see all the great commercial exhibits and the world class Holstein show.

The Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Team has been pleased to bring you coverage of the show on this blog. Shown above is the editorial team which includes (from left to right): Corey Geiger, Dennis Halladay, Steve Larson, Lana Olson and Ryan Ebert.

Attendance has been quite strong. On Tuesday, 12,535 attended the show; Wednesday, 11,270; Thursday, 12,591; and Friday 15,326. There were 2,402 animals entered in the seven breed shows. Totals are: Ayrshire, 235; Brown Swiss, 382; Guernsey, 199; Holstein, 555; Jersey, 482; Milking Shorthorn, 213; and Red and White, 336.

Even though the World Dairy Expo didn't start until Tuesday, the Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Team was busy with tours on the Sunday and Monday prior to the show. One of our editorial team members wore a pedometer for the show to track just how many steps our team makes during the event . . . Here are the results in steps:

Sunday - 30,056
Monday - 15,325
Tuesday - 14,348
Wednesday - 8,437
Thursday - 21,840
Friday - 17,738
Saturday - 7,324 as of 10:30 a.m.

That is a total of 115,068 steps . . . when translated into miles, it equates 57.5 miles and counting since there are seven hours before the show closes.

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