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Cali Girl at #WDE50 – Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Expo! This morning welcomes the Red and White Holstein and Ayrshire cows into the ring. And being Friday, I thought a throwback to last years Red and White show would be appropriate as my favorite cow happened to win Grand Champion female in 2015, Strans-Jen-D Tequila-Red-ET.

I visited her home farm, Stranksy Farm in Minnesota, last year before Expo for a judging practice with the Stranshome family and heard all about her pedigree. Check her out!

And if you think this picture is beautiful I’ll be showing you later how much work goes into taking these photos, stay tuned! #WDE50 #CAdairygirl #FlashbackFriday

How many people does it take to picture a cow? LOTS! Here’s a view inside the photo booth at World Dairy Expo where exhibitors can take their cattle to be pictured by Cybil Fisher and her team. The cows require very little preparation because they are normally waking right out of the show ring. They walk onto platforms and in front of the backdrop and the crew hand places each leg for the perfect picture. Who’s got the best job on the crew? The guy holding a stuffed cow on a stick!  It was the trick of choice to get her ears perked up and smiling for the camera. Not to mention the noise making required for that job. It’s not unusual to hear them “baaing” like a goat! Check out Milksource Durham Giggle in front of the paparazzi!  #WDE50 #CAdairygirl


For all your World Dairy Expo apparel you must check out The Purple Cow! Located in the Exhibition Hall. (On your way to the ice cream!) This is the place to stock up on all your 50th anniversary gear. Find magnets, stuffed cows and anything black and white. This way you can take your memories from Expo back home. Also a great opportunity for some early Christmas shopping! Happy shopping! #WDE50 #Celebrate50 #CAdairygirl


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