The final entry deadline for the World Forage Analysis Superbowl is Thursday, September 7. Contest categories accepting samples until that date include baleage, commercial hay, dairy hay, grass hay, organic hay and haylage. Official contest rules and entry form can be found online at foragesuperbowl.org or by calling 920-336-4521.
Held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo®, the World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluates a total of eight forage categories - the six listed previously, as well as standard corn silage and brown midrib corn silage - on visual and lab analysis. Each winning entry will be displayed at WDE, October 3-7 in Madison, Wis., in the Alliant Energy Center’s Arena Building, adjacent to the Forage Seminar Stage.
Over $25,000 in cash prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, October 4 at the Mycogen Seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon. The cash award for each division winner is $1,500, with additional cash prizes presented to second through fourth place finishers. Cash awards will also be given to the Grand Champion Forage Producer, First-Time Entrant, Quality Counts Corn Silage and Quality Counts Hay/Haylage.
Cash prizes are made possible through generous sponsors Ag-Bag, Agri-King, Agrisure Traits, Barenbrug USA, Blue River Hybrids Organic Seed, CROPLAN By WinField United, Kemin, Kuhn, Mycogen Seeds, NEXGROW Alfalfa, Passion Ag, Inc., The National Hay Association and W-L Research.
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership with DairyBusiness Communications, Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., Hay & Forage Grower, US Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo. To learn more, visit foragesuperbowl.org.