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Deadline fast approaching for World Forage Analysis Superbowl; $26,000 in cash prizes available

Published on 09 July 2020

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is now accepting entries for its 37th annual competition, where more than $26,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the best samples.

Samples for the Standard Corn Silage and Brown Midrib Corn Silage must be submitted by July 10, with the remaining samples due Aug. 31. Top forage producers from across the country will be recognized virtually on Oct. 2.

The contest evaluates lab and visual components in eight forage categories and awards $1,500 to the top individual in each division, with additional cash prizes awarded to second through fifth place. The contest divisions and corresponding sponsors include: Standard Corn Silage, sponsored by Scherer Inc.; Brown Midrib Corn Silage, sponsored by Brevant Seeds; Baleage, sponsored by Agri-King; Commercial Hay, sponsored by Nexgrow Alfalfa; Dairy Hay, sponsored by W-L Research; Alfalfa Haylage, sponsored by Ag-Bag by RCI; Grass Hay, sponsored by Barenbrug; and Mixed Grass Haylage, sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

Awards are also presented to four additional outstanding forage samples. Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health is providing a $2,500 cash award to the Grand Champion Forage Producer, while the Grand Champion First-Time Entrant will receive a $2,000 award from sponsor Kuhn North America Inc. Croplan By WinField supports a prize for the Quality Counts Awards for Hay/Haylage and additional prize money will be awarded for Quality Counts Corn Silage. The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is also made possible by its general sponsors: National Hay Association, New Holland Agriculture, Passion Ag Inc. and Provimi, and its platinum sponsor, Brevant Seeds.

Entry forms are available by calling (920) 336-4521 or visiting the contest website. Participants receive a detailed laboratory analysis of the entered sample with the $35 entry fee and may submit multiple entries in the contest.

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership between Dairyland Laboratories Inc., Hay & Forage Grower, US Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin and World Dairy Expo.  end mark

From a World Forage Analysis Superbowl news release