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This year's World Dairy Expo, themed "Crowning Achievements - Golden Opportunities," will be held September 28 through October 2, 2010, in Madison, Wisconsin.

In addition to highlighting some of the nation's finest dairy cattle through shows and sales, World Dairy Expo offers free educational seminars and an opportunity for companies to display new products.

Click on the links below to learn more about what's happening at the 2010 World Dairy Expo.

[Added September 21]

Skid steer attachments put to work on show grounds

Grilled cheese by the numbers

See World Dairy Expo live from your home or office

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live streaming coverage of World Dairy Expo

Have you always wanted to see what happens at World Dairy Expo? Or are you a regular attendee that just can’t make the trip this year? Thanks to today’s technology, you don’t have to miss out. For the third year in a row, the sights and sounds of this annual dairy exposition will be streamed live via the Internet.

A production crew of 14 to 16 people from Token Creek Mobile Television spend 12 hours a day filming, editing and broadcasting the show.

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A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and his colleagues have discovered key gene and chemical interactions that allow Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 bacteria to colonize the gut of cattle. The animals not only host, but can shed the deadly human pathogen.

Many E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks have been associated with contaminated meat products and cross contamination of produce crops. Because the bacteria do not cause cattle to show clinical symptoms of illness, and due to other unknown variables, they can be hard to detect within cattle and the environment.

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John Cope

Cumberland County’s John Cope has been named the winner of the 2010 Obie Award, the top honor of the All-American Dairy Show. Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding will present the award at the show’s “got milk?” banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

Cope, of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, is a long-time leader in the Pennsylvania dairy industry and the state and national Holstein communities.

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For Charles Coblentz, dairy farming is the fulfillment of a boyhood dream.

“I can remember working for money when I was 5 years old,” Charles said. “Forty-seven years later I bought the farm that I picked cotton on.”

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