More than 10,000 animals are on exhibit this year at the Wisconsin State Fair, August 6 through 16. The event takes place at 640 South 84th St. in West Allis, Wis.
That’s a lot of mouths to feed every day and a lot of clean up, which is why Miller-Bradford & Risberg, the Case distributor, has donated a Case 621E wheel loader and a Case 420 Series 3 skid steer loader to handle the feed, hay and manure during the State Fair. Stop by for a demonstration of the Case equipment in action.
“It’s great to contribute to an event with such a rich tradition,” said Mike Soley Jr., president and CEO of Miller-Bradford & Risberg. “No one thinks about all the behind-the-scenes preparation needed to keep the fair running. We’re happy to help any way we can.”
According to Patrice Harris, Wisconsin State Fair Park director of Public Relations & Communications, a fleet of machines, including the Case equipment, are operating around the clock, moving approximately 1,200 bales of straw, 1,000 bales of hay and 3,000 bags of shavings over the course of the 11 day event. Both the wheel loader and skid steer loader can run on B20 biodiesel fuel.
Agriculture is the Badger State’s largest industry. This year 26,147 ribbons and 947 plaques will be awarded for competitions judging cattle, sheep, llamas, horses, goats, swine, alpacas, poultry and rabbits. A variety of educational exhibits will be displayed at the State Fair, including the dairy industry, with both cow and goat milking demonstrations, the lifecycle of animals, and urban agriculture. You can even participate in halter and hitch classes with Clydesdale Draft Horses.
Several different breeds are being showcased every day for cattle, horses, sheep, swine, and fowl.
For more information, visit www.wistatefair.com.