The contest evaluates lab and visual components in eight forage categories and awards $1,500 to the top individual in each division, with additional cash prizes awarded to second through fifth place. The contest divisions and corresponding sponsors include: Standard Corn Silage, sponsored by Scherer Inc.; Brown Midrib Corn Silage, sponsored by Brevant Seeds; Baleage, sponsored by Agri-King; Commercial Hay, sponsored by NEXGROW Alfalfa; Dairy Hay, sponsored by W-L Research; Alfalfa Haylage, sponsored by Ag-Bag by RCI; Grass Hay, sponsored by Barenbrug; and Mixed Grass Haylage, sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition.
Awards are also presented to four additional outstanding forage samples. Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health is providing a $2,500 cash award to the Grand Champion Forage Producer, while the Grand Champion First-Time Entrant will receive a $2,000 award from sponsor Kuhn North America, Inc. CROPLAN By WinField supports a prize for the Quality Counts Awards for Hay/Haylage and additional prize money will be awarded for Quality Counts Corn Silage. The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is also made possible by its General Sponsors: National Hay Association, New Holland Agriculture, Passion Ag, Inc., and Provimi, and its Platinum Sponsor, Brevant Seeds.
Entry forms are available by calling 920-336-4521 or visiting foragesuperbowl.org. Participants receive a detailed laboratory analysis of the entered sample with the $35 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 foragesuperbowl.org.