The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated 336 entries and presented awards to top five finishers at the Mycogen Seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon during World Dairy Expo. Harry F. Adams, Jr. of Byron, Ill., was awarded as the Grand Champion Forage Producer with his Dairy Hay and was presented $2,500 from Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health for that honor. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $2,000, sponsored by Kuhn North America, went to Ro-La Dairy, Rexville, N.Y.
Additionally, two Quality Counts Awards were presented to competitors. In the area of Quality Counts Corn Silage, Nor-Rich Acres, Pulaski, Wis., took home top honors, sponsored by Scherer Inc. The top award for the Quality Counts Hay/Haylage went to Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, Wyo., and was sponsored by CROPLAN by WinField.
Sponsors of the 2019 World Forage Analysis Superbowl were led by Platinum Sponsor, Mycogen Seeds, and Dairy Forage Seminar Broadcast Sponsor, Protexia. Other sponsors included division sponsors, Enogen Feed, Mycogen Seeds, Agri-King, W-L Research, Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health, CROPLAN by WinField, Scherer Inc., Ag-Bag, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Barenbrug USA and NEXGROW Alfalfa. Additional support is received from general sponsors, Dairyland Seed, Passion Ag Inc., National Hay Association, and Provimi.
The top five placings from each category are:
Grand Champion Baleage – Sponsored by Agri-King
1st Place – Vogel Family Farms, Minden City, Mich.
2nd Place – Kendall Guither, Walnut, Ill.
3rd Place – Katherine Guither, Walnut, Ill.
4th Place – Trevor Lisson, Browerville, Minn.
5th Place – Rainbows End, Waldo, Wis.
Grand Champion Commercial Hay – Sponsored by NEXGROW Alfalfa
1st Place – Rooster Ranch, Casper, Wyo.
2nd Place – Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, Wyo.
3rd Place – Berney Ranch Inc, Okanogan, Wash.
4th Place – Bappe Farm, Riverton, Wyo.
5th Place – T & J Peterson Farms, Clinton, Wis.
Grand Champion Dairy Hay – Sponsored by W-L Research
1st Place – E & H Milkers, Sigourney, Iowa
2nd Place – Reimer Dairy, Capron, Ill.
3rd Place – Evergreen View LLC, Waldo, Wis.
4th Place – Rainbows End, Waldo, Wis.
5th Place – S & B Dairy, Sigel, Ill.
Grand Champion Grass Hay – Sponsored by Barenbrug USA
1st Place – Cozy Nook Farm, Waukesha, Wis.
2nd Place – Indianhead Farms LTD, Barron, Wis.
3rd Place – Rosedale Seeds, Oxford, Wis.
4th Place – Tristan Swartz, Gilman, Wis.
5th Place – College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.
Grand Champion Alfalfa Haylage – Sponsored by Ag-Bag
1st Place – Aaron Barclay, Seymour, Wis.
2nd Place – Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Mich.
3rd Place – Ethan Haywood, Hastings, Mich.
4th Place – Austin Haywood, Hastings, Mich.
5th Place – Degrave Farms, Brussels, Wis.
Grand Champion Mixed/Grass Haylage – Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
1st Place – Opportunity Acres, Lena, Wis.
2nd Place – Matt Held, Slinger, Wis.
3rd Place – Wilstar Holsteins, Pine River, Wis.
4th Place – Egan Family Dairy, Omro, Wis.
5th Place – Woldt Farms, Brillion, Wis.
Grand Champion Standard Corn Silage – Sponsored by Enogen Feed
1st Place – O’Harrows Inc., Oconto Falls, Wis.
2nd Place – Acker Farms, Middleton, Wis.
3rd Place – Mossy Creek Holsteins, Shiloh, Ohio
4th Place – Austin Haywood, Hastings, Mich.
5th Place – Nor-J Farms, Celina, Ohio
Grand Champion BMR Corn Silage – Sponsored by Mycogen Seeds
1st Place – Rothlisberger Dairy, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
2nd Place – Pine Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio
3rd Place – Nighthawk Dairy Farm LLC, Stratford, Wis.
4th Place – Jauquet Hillview Dairy, Luxemburg, Wis.
5th Place – Lightland Farms, Stanley, N.Y.
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. To learn more, visit foragesuperbowl.org.
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