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World Forage Analysis Superbowl

Published on 14 November 2016

With 373 entries from 24 states and provinces, the 2016 World Forage Analysis Superbowl was held during World Dairy Expo. More than $25,000 in cash prizes were awarded to top producers at an awards luncheon sponsored by Mycogen Seeds.

First-place entrants in each category received $1,500, second-placereceived $500, third-place received $250 and fourth-place received $100. Samples were tested throughDairyland Laboratories, located in DePere, Wisconsin.

Grand Champion Forage Producer

Grand Champion Forage Producer

Left to Right: Eugene Rodberg with Kemin, Tom and Jody Luebke and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Tom Luebke, Mayer, MN
Sponsor: Kemin

Champion Commercial Hay

Champion Commercial Hay

Left to Right: Dave Hallberg with NEXGROW, David Hinman of Hardrock Farms and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, WY
Sponsor: NEXGROW Alfalfa

Champion Brown Midrib Corn Silage

Champion Brown Midrib Corn Silage

Left to Right: Rachael Christiansen from Mycogen Seeds, Dan Davis, David Fisher and Jacob Fisher from Mapleview Farm, and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Mapleview Farm, Madrid, NY
Sponsor: Mycogen Seeds

Champion Baleage

Champion Baleage

Left to Right: Mark King with Agri-King, Jenna and Darin Cox of Hardlock Farms, Jason Alsum with Agri-King and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Darin Cox, Merom, IN
Sponsor: Agri-King

Champion Haylage

Champion Haylage

Left to Right: Taylor Weisensel from Ag-Bag, Robert, Evan and Kena Strack from New Day Dairy (not pictured: Emanuel Strack), and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
New Day Dairy, Athens, WI
Sponsor: Ag-Bag

Champion Standard Corn Silage

Champion Standard Corn Silage

Left to Right: Shane Dailey with Agrisure, Mickey Lockhart accepting on behalf of Koster Dairy, and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Koster Dairy, Falmouth, MI
Sponsor: Agrisure Traits

Champion Grass Hay

Champion Grass Hay

Left to Right: Luke Wilson from Barenbrug USA, Mark Rueth from Paradise Rose Rueth and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Paradise Rose Rueth, Oxford, WI
Sponsor: Barenbrug, USA

Champion Dairy Hay

Champion Dairy Hay

Left to Right: Malyssa and Harry Adams Jr., Jeremy Hayward with W-L Research and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Harry Adams Jr., Byron, IL
Sponsor: W-L Research

Champion Organic Hay

Champion Organic Hay

Left to Right: John and Diane Pounder from Pounder Bros Inc. and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Pounder Bros Inc., Delavan, WI
Sponsor: Blue River Hybrids

Champion First-Time Entrant

Champion First-Time Entrant

Left to Right: Heather Atkins, Kuhn North America, Justin, Darci and Weston Daniels of Garden Valley Genetics, and Al Deming, board president of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Garden Valley Genetics, Hixton, WI
Sponsor: Kuhn North America

Quality Counts Corn Silage

Quality Counts Corn Silage

Left to Right: Jeff Jackson from CROPLAN by WinField; Jen and Dave Schwantes with their children in front (from left) Amber, Jeffery and Caroline; and Al Deming of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
Schwantes Dairy, Perham, MN
Sponsor: CROPLAN by WinField

Quality Counts Hay/Haylage

Quality Counts Hay/Haylage

Left to Right: Jeff Jackson from CROPLAN by WinField; Robert, Evan and Kena Strack from New Day Dairy (not pictured: Emanuel Strack); and Al Deming, of World Dairy Expo.

Winner
New Day Dairy, Athens, WI
Sponsor: CROPLAN by WinField

PHOTOS: Photos provided by Harlen Persinger.

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