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Register now for feed buyers mission during World Dairy Expo
July 28, 2014

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Media Contact:  Ann Marie Ames

Jim Dick, Communications Director, 608-224-5020

MADISON – Enhance your feed and feed ingredients sales during the World Dairy Expo this year with scheduled one-on-one meetings with international buyers of valued-added feed and feed ingredients. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP’s) International Trade Team will coordinate meetings for you with prequalified buyers from China, Malaysia, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Vietnam.

The mission will coincide with the World Dairy Expo, which will take place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 in Madison, Wisconsin. The buyers will stop in two cities – Madison and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Early registration, which includes a cost savings, ends Aug. 6. Final registration ends Aug. 19.

Products in demand with international buyers include dairy nutrition, milk replacers, soybean meal, high-protein corn meal, probiotics, corn gluten meal, pre-mixed feeds, alfalfa meal and pellets, vitamins and minerals, whey protein, meat and bone meal, trace minerals, amino acids, enzymes, supplements and other value-added feeds.

Buyers missions are cost-effective ways to build relationships with international buyers. Participants in the 2013 Value-Added Feed and Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission reported $19.3 million in sales as a result of the event. They projected a total of $27.9 million in sales in the 12 months following the mission.

For more information, contact DATCP’s Jennifer Lu at 608-224-5102 or or Enrique Gandara at 608-224-5113 or The event is co-sponsored by Food Export Midwest and DATCP.


What: Value-Added Feed and Feed Ingredients Buyers Mission


Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Graves Hotel


When: Monday, September 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.




Where: In Madison, Wisconsin

Concourse Hotel


When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wisconsin Ball Room


Thursday, October 2, 2014

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room



Cost: $100 if you register by Aug. 6 or $150 if you register by Aug. 19.

Register: Online at