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Winners announced in 2020 World Forage Analysis Superbowl

Published on 30 September 2020

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated 266 entries from 16 states and presented awards to the top five finishers in eight divisions during the virtual Brevant seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Hardrock Farms of Wheatland, Wyoming, was named Grand Champion Forage Producer of the 37th annual contest with their Commercial Hay entry and were presented $2,500 from Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $2,000, sponsored by Kuhn North America, was presented to Dividing Ridge Farm, Fairhope, Pennsylvania.

Additionally, two Quality Counts Awards were presented to competitors. In the area of Quality Counts Corn Silage, Johnson Farms LLC, Daggett, Michigan, took home top honors. The top award for the Quality Counts Hay/Haylage went to Lazy 2K, Wheatland, Wyoming, and was sponsored by Croplan by WinField.

The top five placings from each division are:

Baleage Division – Sponsored by Agri-King Inc.

First place – Kendall Guither, Walnut, Illinois
Second place – Jenson Family Farms, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
Third place – Joseph Beachy, Bonduel, Wisconsin
Fourth place – Evergreen View LLC, Waldo, Wisconsin
Fifth place – Katherine Guither, Walnut, Illinois

Commercial Hay Division – Sponsored by Nexgrow Alfalfa

First place – Bappe Farm, Riverton, Wyoming
Second place – Lazy 2K, Wheatland, Wyoming
Third place – Cross Roads Farm LLC, Center, Colorado
Fourth place – Rooster Ranch, Casper, Wyoming
Fifth place – Dick and Powell Farm, Cordell, Oklahoma

Dairy Hay Division – Sponsored by W-L Alfalfa

First place – Lester Zimmerman, Penn Yan, New York
Second place – Don and Nancy Hasselquist, Osceola, Wisconsin
Third place – Olson Farms, Lena, Wisconsin
Fourth place – Agreda Acres, Byron, Illinois
Fifth place – Town and Country Farms, Melrose, Wisconsin

Grass Hay Division – Sponsored by Barenbrug USA

First place – Lazy 2K, Wheatland, Wyoming
Second place – Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, Wyoming
Third place – Stefan Hay Company, North Collins, New York
Fourth place – Olson Farms, Lena, Wisconsin
Fifth place – Joseph Beachy, Bonduel, Wisconsin

Alfalfa Haylage Division – Sponsored by Ag-Bag by RCI

First place – Corner Oak Farm, Grand Blanc, Michigan
Second place – Royal Vista Holsteins, Pickett, Wisconsin
Third place – Ethan Haywood, Hastings, Michigan
Fourth place – Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Michigan
Fifth place – Austin Haywood, Hastings, Michigan

Mixed/Grass Haylage Division – Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition

First place – Olson Farms, Lena, Wisconsin
Second place – Legacy Farms, Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Third place – Brost Farms, Medford, Wisconsin
Fourth place – Morning View Dairy LLC, Merrill, Wisconsin
Fifth place – Leuer Dairy, Oconto, Wisconsin

Standard Corn Silage Division – Sponsored by Scherer Inc.

First place – Jenson Family Farms, Elk Mound, Wisconsin
Second place – Cla-Cor Dairy, Eastony, Missouri
Third place – Johnson Farms LLC, Daggett, Michigan
Fourth place – Platte/Spitzley Dairy, Westphalia, Michigan
Fifth place – O’Harrows Family Farm, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

BMR Corn Silage Division – Sponsored by Brevant seeds

First place – West-Vale-Vu Dairy, Nashville, Michigan
Second place – Barbland Farms-South, Fabius, New York
Third place – Dale Amstutz, Sterling, Ohio
Fourth place – Raes Dairy LLC, Phelps,  New York
Fifth place – Thornapple Farms, Leicester,  New York

In addition to the division and special awards sponsors listed above, the 2020 World Forage Analysis Superbowl was made possible by platinum sponsor Brevant seeds. Additional support was provided by general sponsors New Holland, National Hay Association, Passion Ag Inc. and Provimi.

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

From a World Forage Analysis Superbowl news release