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Winners announced in 36th annual World Forage Analysis Superbowl

Published on 03 October 2019

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated 336 entries and presented awards to the top five finishers at the Mycogen Seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon during World Dairy Expo.

Harry F. Adams Jr. of Byron, Illinois, was awarded as the Grand Champion Forage Producer with his dairy hay and was presented $2,500 from Kemin for that honor. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $2,000, sponsored by Kuhn North America, went to Ro-La Dairy, Rexville, New York.

Additionally, two Quality Counts Awards were presented to competitors. In the area of Quality Counts Corn Silage, Nor-Rich Acres, Pulaski, Wisconsin, took home top honors, sponsored by Scherer Inc. The top award for the Quality Counts Hay/Haylage went to Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, Wyoming, and was sponsored by Croplan by WinField.

Sponsors of the 2019 World Forage Analysis Superbowl were led by Platinum Sponsor, Mycogen Seeds, and Dairy Forage Seminar Broadcast Sponsor, Protexia. Other sponsors included division sponsors Enogen Feed, Mycogen Seeds, Agri-King, W-L Research, Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health, Croplan by WinField, Scherer Inc., Ag-Bag, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Barenbrug USA and Nexgrow Alfalfa. Additional support is received from general sponsors Dairyland Seed, Passion Ag Inc., National Hay Association and Provimi. 

The top five placings from each category are:

Grand Champion Baleage – Sponsored by Agri-King

1st place – Vogel Family Farms, Minden City, Michigan

2nd place – Kendall Guither, Walnut, Illinois

3rd place – Katherine Guither, Walnut, Illinois

4th place – Trevor Lisson, Browerville, Minnesota

5th place – Rainbows End, Waldo, Wisconsin 

Grand Champion Commercial Hay – Sponsored by Nexgrow Alfalfa

1st place – Rooster Ranch, Casper, Wyoming

2nd place – Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, Wyoming

3rd place – Berney Ranch Inc., Okanogan, Washington

4th place – Bappe Farm, Riverton, Wyoming

5th place – T & J Peterson Farms, Clinton, Wisconsin

Grand Champion Dairy Hay – Sponsored by W-L Research

1st place – E & H Milkers, Sigourney, Iowa

2nd place – Reimer Dairy, Capron, Illinois

3rd place – Evergreen View LLC, Waldo, Wisconsin

4th place – Rainbows End, Waldo, Wisconsin

5th place – S & B Dairy, Sigel, Illinois

Grand Champion Grass Hay – Sponsored by Barenbrug USA

1st place – Cozy Nook Farm, Waukesha, Wisconsin

2nd place – Indianhead Farms Ltd., Barron, Wisconsin

3rd place – Rosedale Seeds, Oxford, Wisconsin

4th place – Tristan Swartz, Gilman, Wisconsin

5th place – College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri

Grand Champion Alfalfa Haylage – Sponsored by Ag-Bag

1st place – Aaron Barclay, Seymour, Wisconsin

2nd place – Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Michigan

3rd place – Ethan Haywood, Hastings, Michigan

4th place – Austin Haywood, Hastings, Michigan

5th place – Degrave Farms, Brussels, Wisconsin 

Grand Champion Mixed/Grass Haylage – Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition

1st place – Opportunity Acres, Lena, Wisconsin

2nd place – Matt Held, Slinger, Wisconsin

3rd place – Wilstar Holsteins, Pine River, Wisconsin

4th place – Egan Family Dairy, Omro, Wisconsin

5th place – Woldt Farms, Brillion, Wisconsin

Grand Champion Standard Corn Silage – Sponsored by Enogen Feed

1st place – O’Harrows Inc., Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

2nd place – Acker Farms, Middleton, Wisconsin

3rd place – Mossy Creek Holsteins, Shiloh, Ohio

4th place – Austin Haywood, Hastings, Michigan

5th place – Nor-J Farms, Celina, Ohio 

Grand Champion BMR Corn Silage – Sponsored by Mycogen Seeds

1st place – Rothlisberger Dairy, Upper Sandusky, Ohio

2nd place – Pine Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio

3rd place – Nighthawk Dairy Farm LLC, Stratford, Wisconsin

4th place – Jauquet Hillview Dairy, Luxemburg, Wisconsin

5th place – Lightland Farms, Stanley, New York

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership between Dairyland Laboratories Inc., Hay & Forage Grower, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin and World Dairy Expo. To learn more, visit the World Forage Analysis Superbowl website.   end mark