Forage Superbowl has Record Number of Entries

September 10, 2014 05:25 AM

Source: World Dairy Expo

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is pleased to announce a record breaking year. This year, 469 forage samples are vying for their chance at over $22,000 in cash prizes in seven different forage categories including brown midrib corn silage, standard corn silage, haylage, baleage, commercial hay, dairy hay and grass hay.

"It is truly a credit to all forage growers that this contest has been able to grow and thrive while featuring the very best forages from around North America," states Doug Harland of Dairyland Laboratories, Inc. "I look forward to what future years will bring for this contest."

When the contest started in 1983, it featured just to two categories, hay and haylage, and had 58 entries. Since then, five additional categories have been added resulting in continuous growth and a record number of samples this year.

All winning entries will be on display in the Arena Building at World Dairy Expo, September 30 – October 4. Participants in the contest are invited to attend the Mycogen Seeds Forage Superbowl Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 1 at Expo.

Cash awards are made possible thanks to generous sponsors, including Platinum Sponsor, Mycogen Seeds. Additional sponsors include Ag-Bag, Agri-King, Barenbrug USA, Blue River Hybrids, CROPLAN By WinField, Kemin, Kuhn North America, National Hay Association, NEXGROW alfalfa and W-L Research.

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership with Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., DairyBusiness Communications, Hay & Forage Grower, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo.

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