Canadian Dairy XPO To Feature Plenty Of Innovation

Part of the Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford in 2017. (Submitted photo)

More than 15,000 dairy farmers from across the country are expected at the 5th annual Canadian Dairy XPO.

CDX general manager Jordon Underhill says farmers have come to expect a very specialized dairy-focused event, and that’s exactly what they’ll get.

He points that last year more than 45 per cent of those in attendance were between the ages of 20 and 35, which bodes well for the future of dairy in Canada.

“It’s imperative to the future of the industry and the sector and it shows opportunity and a future, that the youth are staying engaged on the dairy farm. There’s enough innovation to whet their appetite to keep them engaged and keep these farms efficient. That’s very encouraging.”

Underhill adds two new features this year include a genomics education centre and 360 virtual tour, in which farmers can instantly go check out innovations in various operations around the world.

The XPO will be held at the Stratford Rotary Complex on April 5th and 6th.

Underhill also points out the first night of the event will feature Cheese Fest from 4 to 7 pm.

He says it’s a free, family-friendly event which includes live entertainment and complimentary 100 per cent Canadian dairy products.