Jacob Kamps, Darlington, WI, has won the 2005 World's Forage Analysis Superbowl. He and other winners were honored at a luncheon during last week's World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. This year's winning hay sample tested 26.3% crude protein, 19% ADF, 24% NDF and 69.2% NDF digestibility. Its relative forage quality score was 344 and its calculated milk production per ton was 3,962 lbs. The variety was LegenDairy YPQ.
Kamps and his parents, Dan and Ruth, and brother Joshua have dominated the contest's commercial hay and baleage categories in recent years. Jacob also finished ninth in commercial baleage this year. Dan and Ruth placed fourth and eighth in that category, and Joshua came in third.
Joshua also placed second in commercial hay. The Kamps family raises corn, soybeans and 600 acres of alfalfa. Jacob is a high school senior. Joshua graduated from college last year and now farms full-time with his parents and brother.
Other category winners in this year's superbowl:
Commercial hay: Harlan Fegler, Casper, WY.
Dairy hay: Mike Beun, Waterloo, WI.
Dairy haylage: Fanfare Farms, Monticello, IA.
Commercial baleage: John Mast, Arcola, IL.
Champion first-time entrant: West Vale-Vu Dairy, Nashville, MI.
For a full listing of finalists, click here.
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The World's Forage Analysis Superbowl is sponsored by Hay & Forage Grower magazine, AgSource Cooperative Services, DairyBusiness Communications, World Dairy Expo and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.