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Read previews or recaps of recent dairy industry meetings, conferences or seminars. Coverage often includes photos and speaker interviews.

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Exactly 18 months after its groundbreaking ceremony, Hilmar Cheese Company in Dalhart, Texas, hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony in September.

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Dairy producers from Idaho are invited to attend the 2007 United Dairymen of Idaho Annual Meeting to be held at the Boise Centre on the Grove October 24-26.

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The largest agricultural exposition in the world will soon expand to include an additional 100,000 square feet of dairy exhibits. World Ag Expo’s leadership will move forward with the construction after the 2007 show ends and will debut the new project at the 2008 Expo.

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More than 1,000 farmers, nutritionists, feed mill managers, students and journalists attended a lecture tour in January that focused on the effects of ethanol production on the animal feeding industry.

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Juan Gordillo dreamed of attending World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, in order to see American dairy genetics on display. But more than 2,800 miles separated Gordillo and his dream – until last month.

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Last month I had the opportunity of being on board for a week-long dairy tour sponsored by Alta Genetics that comprised 12 dairies in five Midwestern states. In addition, the tour included two days at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. The two bus loads of dairymen were from 22 countries, and of that number about 40 percent spoke Spanish, 20 percent from Europe and the balance sprinkled among other locations. There was truly an international flavor present. At first, the group seemed a little reserved; however, as the week wore on, they became increasingly more communicative, even jovial. And that’s okay.

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