MADISON, Wis. — World Dairy Expo now is accepting entries for its 53rd annual Dairy Cattle Show, Oct. 1-5, in Madison.

Online and paper entry forms are due Sept. 8. Late entries may be submitted online through Sept. 19, and paper entries will be honored until the day of the show, both for an increased fee.

New to the Dairy Cattle Show, a Summer Junior Two-Year-Old Cow Class has been added to the International Holstein Show, International Junior Holstein Show, International Red and White Show and International Junior Red and White Show. Animals exhibited in this class are born between June 1, and Aug. 31, 2017, and in milking form at WDE.

To be eligible to show, all animals must have an official U.S. Department of Agriculture AIN RFID, an animal identification number radio frequency identification, or visual tag number listed on the entry form at the time of submission. Animals lacking this number — or with a pending identification status — will not be accepted.

For exhibitors needing tags with an USDA AIN number, Datamars Inc. is providing up to 10 840-series RFID tag sets per exhibitor. More information regarding identification requirements is included in the Premium Book.

Entry forms, the schedule of events, rules and other updates also can be found in the Premium Book — mailed to recent dairy cattle exhibitors or available online at www.worlddairyexpo.com.

New exhibitors may request a copy of the Premium Book by contacting Laurie Breuch, dairy cattle show coordinator, at lbreuch@wdexpo.com, or Ann Marie Magnochi, dairy cattle show manager, at amagnochi@wdexpo.com.

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America.

Crowds of more than 65,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display.

Visit worlddairyexpo.com or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube for more information.

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