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Winners announced in World Forage Analysis Superbowl

Published on 08 October 2018

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated 843 entries and presented awards to top finishers at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl Awards Luncheon at World Dairy Expo.

Doug Dotterer, Dotterer Dairy of Mill Hall, Pennsylvania, took home Grand Champion Forage Producer honors and was awarded $2,500 for the recognition. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $1,500 went to Matt Held, Slinger, Wisconsin.

In addition, two Quality Counts Awards were presented to top Quality Counts Corn Silage Winner, Hylight Dairy LLC, Adams, New York, and top Quality Counts Hay/Haylage Winner, Windy Ridge Farms, Marionville, Missouri.

Sponsors of the 2018 World Forage Analysis Superbowl were led by Platinum Sponsor, Mycogen Seeds. Other sponsors included: category sponsors Ag-Bag, Agri-King, AgriSure, Croplan by WinField United, Kemin, Kuhn North America, Mycogen Seeds, Nexgrow, NutriFiber and WL Alfalfas. Additional support is received from Protexia and Scherer Inc. as Gold Sponsors and the National Hay Association, Passion Ag Inc. and Prairie Creek Seeds as Silver Sponsors.

The top five placings from each category are:

Grand Champion Baleage

  • 1st Place – Edwin Leid, Athens, Wisconsin
  • 2nd Place – Fisher Dairy, Rockville, Indiana
  • 3rd Place –Katherine Guither, Walnut, Illinios
  • 4th Place – Vogel Family Farms, Minden City, Michigan
  • 5th Place –H and S Dairy, Morgantown, Kentucky

Grand Champion Commercial Hay

  • 1st Place – Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyoming
  • 2nd Place – Hardrock Farms Inc., Wheatland, Wyoming
  • 3rd Place – SR Farms, Wilsonville, Nebraska
  • 4th Place – Kamps Alfalfa Farms, Darlington, Wisconsin
  • 5th Place – McGee Ranch, Idalou, Texas

Grand Champion Dairy Hay

  • 1st Place – Swartz and Son Farms LLC, Gilman, Wisconsin
  • 2nd Place – Don and Nancy Hasselquist, Osceola, Wisconsin
  • 3rd Place – Harry F. Adams Jr., Byron, Illinois
  • 4th Place – KMR Dairy Inc., Onarga, Illinois
  • 5th Place – S & B Dairy, Sigel, Illinois

Grand Champion Grass Hay

  • 1st Place – Rosedale Seed, Oxford, Wisconsin
  • 2nd Place – Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyoming
  • 3rd Place – Hardrock Farms Inc, Wheatland, Wyoming
  • 4th Place – Danko Farms, Powell, Wyoming
  • 5th Place – Don and Nancy Hasselquist, Osceola, Wisconsin

Grand Champion Haylage

  • 1st Place – Olson Farms, Lena, Wisconsin
  • 2nd Place – Twin Cities Vue Dairy, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
  • 3rd Place – Ken Miller Farms, Marlette, Michigan
  • 4th Place – Hilltop Holsteins, Osceola, Wisconsin
  • 5th Place –Stoll Farms, Cascade, Iowa

Grand Champion Standard Corn Silage

  • 1st Place – Vernon Zimmerman, Shiloh, Ohio
  • 2nd Place – Sievert Farms, Sobieski, Wisconsin
  • 3rd Place – Fredrick Farms, Owen, Wisconsin
  • 4th Place – Mill Creek Dairy, Kimball, Minnesota
  • 5th Place – Junion Homested Farms, Casco, Wisconsin

Grand Champion BMR Corn Silage

  • 1st Place – Morrisville State College, Morrisville, New York
  • 2nd Place – Strutz Farms, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
  • 3rd Place – McKnight River Breeze, Chase Mills, New York
  • 4th Place – Johnson Creek Dairy, Mosinee, Wisconsin
  • 5th Place – Four Hands Holsteins, Amery, Wisconsin  end mark

—From World Dairy Expo news release