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6 Countdown to World Dairy Expo
VIRTUAL TOURS, REAL (GOOD) DAIRIES
they’ve added a retaining lake to catch irrigation
water, creating wildlife habitat by adding
trees and other vegetation. Additionally, Si-
Ellen Farms composts their manure, reducing
the amount of commercial fertilizer and non-
renewable resources needed.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, Noon
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m.
Larson Acres, Evansville, Wis.
Si-Ellen Farms, Jerome, Idaho
By using the latest technology, Larson Acres
Originally a 100-cow dairy located in
efficiently produces high-quality milk, while
Vancouver, Si-Ellen Farms has grown into two
being good neighbors. The 2,900-cow herd is
farms, consisting of 10,200 Holsteins and 600
outfitted with electronic ID, enabling family and
Jerseys on 7,000 acres. Mike Roth and his
employees to keep a
seven brothers and
close eye on production
sisters focus their
levels. Most of the herd
efforts on cow care. A
is housed in a cross-
ventilated barn; several
and nutritionist are part
new calf facilities have
of the staff of 145 employees striving to provide
also been added, along with a wastewater
the best care possible. This effort has paid off
with a rolling herd average of 29,007 lbs. of milk treatment plant. Thanks to this specialized
facility, no additional liquid manure storage was
with a 160,000 cells/milliliter SCC.
needed with the herd expansion.
Si-Ellen Farms are environmental stewards:
Dairies from New York to Idaho and 260 to
10,800 cows will be featured in the World
Dairy Expo virtual tours, Oct. 1-5, in Madison,
Wis. The free tours will be presented in the
Exhibition Hall Mendota 1 meeting room. For
additional profile information, click here.
Since Larson Acres is
located near a growing
population, the Larsons
have joined the ranks of
social media to keep people
abreast of farm changes. They
utilize YouTube, Facebook and
Pinterest, and have their own
website, which introduces the
Larson family, explains their
commitment to producing a
high-quality product, and describes how their
expansion created area jobs.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m.
Dutch Hollow Farm, Schodack Landing, N.Y.
Dutch Hollow Farm, LLC, is home to one of the
most productive Jersey herds in the U.S. with
a rolling herd average
exceeding 19,500 lbs.
milk at 4.7% fat and
3.6% protein. Since its
inception in 1976 by
EXPO 7. General information: Make
your plans, chart your course
and get your boarding pass.
6. Virtual tours: Take
a five-day, eight-stop
tour without leaving the
grounds. 5. Cattle shows and sales (and a look at some
past champions): 2,500 cattle, and colored
shavings. 4. Seminars: Cutting-edge management,
production and forage information.
3. Dairy Expo staff: Whether out front or behind
the scenes, these folks make the event ‘go’
2. Meet the (16) dairy cattle show judges (and
1. Get a Trade Show overview, and meet
our DairyBusiness and HolsteinWorld staff
accompanying you on your journey to the
‘Center of the Dairy Universe’