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29th World Forage Analysis Superbowl at World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo Published on 04 May 2012

Plans are underway for the 29th World Forage Analysis Superbowl, held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo.

This year’s contest will award over $22,000 in cash prizes to winning entries across seven forage categories. A special thanks goes to Mycogen Seeds, the contest’s Platinum Sponsor.

The Grand Champion Forage will receive a check for $2,500 from Nutrisave Forage Management System and the Grand Champion First Time Entrant will receive a cash award of $1,500 from Kuhn North America.

Each of the winning entries in each of the seven categories will receive a $1,500 cash award. Categories and sponsors include:

  • Champion Dairy Hay, W-L Research
  • Champion Grass Hay, Barenbrug USA
  • Champion Commercial Hay, Bridon Cordage
  • Champion Haylage, Ag-Bag
  • Champion Baleage, Agri-King
  • Champion Standard Corn Silage, Kent Nutrition Group
  • Champion Brown Midrib Corn Silage, Mycogen Seeds

Two other awards will also be given, both sponsored by Croplan Genetics: Quality Counts Hay/Haylage and Quality Counts Corn Silage.

All winners will be recognized at the Mycogen Seeds Awards Luncheon, held this year on October 3, during World Dairy Expo. Additional contest support is provided by the National Hay Association.

Contest entry forms are available by calling (715) 758-2178 or going online.

The $25 entry fee provides entry into the contest for cash prizes, along with a detailed laboratory analysis of the sample. Participants may submit multiple entries.

Corn silage entries must be received by August 16 and all other entries must be received by September 6.

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership with AgSource Cooperative Services, AgSource Laboratories, DairyBusiness Communications, Hay & Forage Grower, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo. FG

—From World Dairy Expo news release