Participation in this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl rose 43% to a record-high 398 entries from 23 states, contest organizers report. A total of over $22,000 in cash prizes was offered in seven forage-quality categories: standard and brown midrib silage, dairy hay, haylage, commercial baleage, commercial hay and grass hay.

Finalists will be notified this month and invited to attend the Mycogen Seeds Awards Luncheon at World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, on Oct. 5. In addition, all winning entries will be on display in the Arena Building during the Oct. 4-8 Expo. Producers are also encouraged to attend any of the seven free Dairy Forage Toolbox educational seminars that will be held in the east end of the Arena Building. Visit www.foragesuperbowl.org for further details on the contest and the seminar schedule. For more on World Dairy Expo, go to www.worlddairyexpo.com.

This year’s Forage Superbowl sponsors include Ag-Bag, Barenbrug USA, Bridon Cordage, Croplan Genetics, Kent Nutrition Group, Kuhn North America, Mycogen Seeds, National Hay Association, NutriSave Forage Management System, Syngenta and W-L Research.

The 28th annual Superbowl is organized in partnership with AgSource Cooperative Services, AgSource Laboratories, DairyBusiness Communications, Hay & Forage Grower, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo.