Source: World Dairy Expo
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. The contest compares forage samples from across North America on lab and visual analysis, and herd production information.
This year’s contest will award over $22,000 in cash prizes to winning entries across seven forage categories. A special thank you goes to Mycogen Seeds, the contest’s Platinum Sponsor. The Grand Champion Forage will receive a check for $2,500 from Nutrisave Forage Management System, and the Grand Champion First-Time Entrant will receive a cash award of $1,500 from Kuhn North America.
Each of the winning entries will receive a $1,500 cash award. Categories and sponsors include, Champion Dairy Hay sponsored by W-L Research, Champion Grass Hay sponsored by Barenbrug USA, Champion Commercial Hay sponsored by Bridon Cordage, Champion Haylage sponsored by Ag-Bag, Champion Baleage sponsored by Agri-King, Champion Standard Corn Silage sponsored by Blue River Hybrids and Champion Brown Midrib Corn Silage sponsored by Mycogen Seeds.
In addition to the above categories, two other awards will also be given: Quality Counts Hay/Haylage and Quality Counts Corn Silage sponsored by Croplan Genetics. Additional support is provided by the National Hay Association and NEXGROW alfalfa, as Silver Sponsors.
All winners will be recognized at the Mycogen Seeds Awards Luncheon, held this year on October 2, during World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.
Entry forms are available by calling 920-336-4521 or visiting www.foragesuperbowl.org. The $25 entry fee provides entry into the contest for cash prizes, along with a detailed laboratory analysis of the sample. Participants may submit multiple entries. Corn silage entries must be received by August 15 and all other entries must be received by September 5.
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership with DairyBusiness Communications, Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., Hay & Forage Grower, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo. To learn more, visit www.foragesuperbowl.org.