Canada’s First Ever National Show Dedicated to Dairy
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Dairy farmers, industry leaders and enthusiasts alike mark their calendars to attend the Canadian Dairy Expo, coming to Stratford, Ontario Feb. 6th and 7th of 2013. The event is targeted at progressive and professional dairy farmers who are always seeking new opportunities and interested in networking and technological advances in the industry. The event is expected to attract upwards of 4,000 people and showcase around 300 exhibitors from around the world. The Expo will feature robotic milking demonstrations, exclusive tradeshow, educational dairy classroom, live cow displays/demonstrations, CheeseFEST networking social and the first ever global dairy summit.
The location of the Dairy Expo holds significance and is considered one of the most important dairy regions in Canada. In Stratford and surrounding area, there are almost 400 dairy operations in Perth County, with the heaviest concentration being in North Perth. The event will mirror similar Dairy Expos in the U.S., such as the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.