The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is now accepting entries for its 35th annual competition with more than $22,000 in cash prizes to be awarded to the best samples. The top forage producers from across the country will be recognized and awarded at the annual Mycogen Seeds Awards Luncheon on October 3 during World Dairy Expo at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis., made possible by Platinum Contest Sponsor, Mycogen Seeds.
The contest evaluates lab and visual components in seven forage categories and awards $1,500 to the top individual in each class, with additional prizes also awarded to second through fourth place finishers. The contest categories and corresponding sponsors include: Champion Baleage, sponsored by Agri-King; Champion Commercial Hay, sponsored by NEXGROW Alfalfa; Champion Dairy Hay, sponsored by W-L Research; Champion Grass Hay, sponsored by Barenbrug USA; Champion Haylage, sponsored by Ag-Bag; Champion Standard Corn Silage, sponsored by Agrisure Traits; and Champion Brown Midrib Corn Silage, sponsored by Mycogen Seeds.
Awards are also presented to four additional outstanding forage samples. Kemin provides a $2,500 cash award to the Grand Champion Forage Producer, while the Grand Champion First-Time Entrant receives a $1,500 award from sponsor Kuhn North America. CROPLAN By WinField United supports prizes of the Quality Counts Awards for Hay/Haylage and for Corn Silage. The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is also made possible by its Gold Sponsor: Protexia and Silver Sponsors: Passion Ag, Inc. and the National Hay Association.
New in 2018, the deadline to submit corn silage samples is July 1; all other entries retain their August 30 deadline. Entry forms are available by calling 920-336-4521 or visiting here. Participants receive a detailed laboratory analysis of the entered sample with the $30 entry fee and may submit multiple entries in the contest.
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 here.