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World Forage Analysis Superbowl seeking 2011 entries

World Forage Analysis Superbowl Published on 06 July 2011

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is seeking entries for the 2011 contest. Big cash prizes are available! The deadline for corn silage entries is Aug. 18, and all other entries are due Sept. 7.

More than $22,000 cash is being awarded this year with each category champion receiving a check for $1,500. Additional cash will be awarded for additional winners in each category. This valuable prize package is made possible by generous supporters.

Contest categories include: Champion Grass Hay, Champion Dairy Hay, Champion Dairy Haylage, Champion Commercial Baleage, Champion Commercial Hay, Champion Standard Corn Silage, and Champion Brown Midrib Corn Silage.

All category winners will compete for the coveted Grand Champion Forage Producer honor and the $2,500 cash award. In addition to the above categories, winners of the Quality Counts Hay/Haylage and Quality Counts Corn Silage categories will be named and each will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

The Quality Counts category will be based on a predetermined quality factor, which will not be announced until World Dairy Expo.

Corn silage entrants are encouraged to select a corn silage sample now and simply store it in a 2-gallon airtight container in the freezer until Aug. 18 when the entries are due. All corn silage entries must be from the 2010 growing season.

All other samples must be received at AgSource Laboratories in Bonduel, Wisconsin, before Sept. 7. Your $25 entry fee provides entry into the contest and the opportunity to win cash prizes, along with a detailed laboratory analysis of the sample.

Participants may enter as often and in as many categories as desired; however, the Commercial Hay category is intended for hay growers who raise and sell hay for a living.

For entry forms and information, call (715) 758-2178 or click here. The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is held annually in conjunction with World Dairy Expo, Oct. 4-8, in Madison, Wisconsin. The winners will be named at the Mycogen Seeds Awards Luncheon at Expo, held this year on Oct. 5.  FG

—From World Forage Analysis Superbowl news release