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The dairy industry gathers from around the world each fall in Madison, Wisconsin, to share the very best show cattle, genetics, equipment, research and services.

“Only the best come to World Dairy Expo. So, it is only fitting to honor four individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dairy business,” remarks Mark Clarke, World Dairy Expo general manager.

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032912-wde-board-dirWorld Dairy Expo’s Board of Directors approved five new members at its annual meeting, held March 6 at the Alliant Energy Center, in Madison, Wisconsin.

The board is composed of a variety of dairy business professionals from the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1970 as World Dairy Expo, Inc. (WDE), the board serves in an advisory role to the management.

Five new members will join the board of directors. The new directors include: Buster Goff, Callum McKinven, Paula Bovre, Jim Crowley, Jr. and Kate VandenBosch.

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World Dairy Expo announced it will be hosting the International Jersey Show in 2012.

Jersey breeders have competed at World Dairy Expo for 45 years, since the very first show in Madison in 1967. The quantity of Jersey show entries has grown steadily over time and today’s competition draws in more than 360 animals that compete on the colored shavings.

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JCB, the world’s largest privately-owned construction equipment manufacturer, is building upon the success of its New Generation skid steer and compact track loader line with the addition of eight new small platform machines.

The eight new machines – the 135, 155, 175, 190 and 205 skid steers and the 150T, 190T and 205T compact track loaders – complement JCB’s nine large platform New Generation models launched in November 2010.

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ITW Agricultural Solutions announces a new product with the potential to revolutionize the way dairy cattle are identified in North America.

The ITW DairyCUFF, a radio frequency ID (RFID) device, is labor efficient – allowing for reading from the back end of the cow where all work is performed – and the only method of ID that is animal friendly.

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