Forage growers are encouraged to submit samples for the 2018 World Forage Analysis Superbowl before the final entry deadline of Thursday, August 30. Contest categories with this deadline include baleage, commercial hay, dairy hay, grass hay and haylage.
Held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo®, the World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluates seven forage categories on visual and lab analysis - the five listed previously, as well as standard corn silage and brown midrib corn silage, which were submitted at an earlier date. Each winning entry will be displayed at WDE, October 2-6 in Madison, Wis., in the Alliant Energy Center’s Arena Building, adjacent to the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage.
More than $22,000 in cash prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, October 3, 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 by Platinum Sponsor: Mycogen Seeds; Gold Sponsor: Protexia; Silver Sponsors: Passion Ag, Inc., Prairie Creek Seed and The National Hay Association; and Division Sponsors: Ag-Bag, Agri-King, Agrisure Traits, Barenbrug USA, CROPLAN By WinField United, Kemin, Kuhn, NEXGROW Alfalfa and W-L Research.
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. Official contest rules and entry form can be found online at foragesuperbowl.org or by calling 920-336-4521.