Dairy Cattle Show

World Dairy Expo is home to one of the best known dairy cattle shows in the world. This is made possible by the numerous outstanding breeders, barn crews, owners, volunteers and so many others.  In 2017, 1,772 owners exhibited 2,333 head of cattle from 40 states and 7 provinces. World Dairy Expo looks forward to hosting you in 2018.


Entries Deadline Extended: World Dairy Expo is pleased to share that the 2018 Dairy Cattle Show entry deadline has been extended. Entries may be made via the online entry system (DCS) or paper entry at the regular entry rate through September 20, 2018. Online entries will close beginning September 21; at that time, the $250 per animal late fee will take effect for any paper entries submitted up until the show.

In light of the current dairy industry climate, the World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Exhibitor, Finance, and Executive Committees proposed and embraced this initiative to ensure the 2018 Dairy Cattle Show remains at the highest possible caliber on the tanbark.

We appreciate you helping to make WDE the world-class dairy cattle show that it is. We look forward to seeing you October 2-6, and we wish you and your crew safe travels to Madison!

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Animal ID
Here are the animal ID requirements for arrival at World Dairy Expo. Read all the details here.

Do you have a website? World Dairy Expo will gladly post your site for free under Breeders’ Websites. Please email Laurie.

2018 Calendar

July 1, 2018 Premium Books Mailed and Online Entries Open
August 31 Entries Due
September 9 Online Entries Close
September 27, Time TBD Pre-approved arrival of animals
September 28, 8 a.m. All animals begin arriving
September 30, 12 p.m All animals must be on grounds by noon.
October 2 - 6 World Dairy Expo

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ann Marie or Laurie