More than 240 entries from 24 states competed for top honors in the 25th annual World’s Forage Analysis Super Bowl held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. Vreba Hoff Dairy 2, Hudson, Mich., earned Grand Champion honors. Packard Farms, of Clare, Mich., was named Champion First Time Entrant.        

The World’s Forage Analysis Super Bowl provides growers from across the U.S. and Canada an opportunity to vie for forage awards by entering their high quality samples in a dairy or commercial division. Dairy samples are judged on lab analysis (60 percent), visual judging (20 percent), herd production information (10 percent), and calculated milk per ton (10 percent). Commercial entries are judged on lab analysis (70 percent) and visual judging (30 percent). Visual judging consists of analyzing the color, texture, maturity and leafiness, depending on the category.

Top five placings in each category                      

Dairy Hay

1st Place           Karl and Barb Wogsland          Scandinavia, Wis.

2nd Place          David and Donald Schlies         Denmark, Wis.

3rd Place           Phil Welter                                    Whitewater, Wis.

4th Place           Randall Geiger                           Reedsville, Wis.

5th Place
           Monte Olszewski                      Johnson Creek, Wis.

 

Dairy Haylage

1st Place           Brent and Louann Gjermo         Deerfield, Wis.

2nd Place          Ron Wussow                            Cecil, Wis.

3rd Place           Chase Holschbach                    Baraboo, Wis.

4th Place
           J C Kow Farms Partnership      Whitewater, Wis.

5th Place
           Sand Creek Dairy LLC            Hastings, Mich.

Dairy Corn Silage (Standard)

1st Place
           Stardust Dairy                          South Solon, Ohio

2nd Place          Wezbra Dairy                           Continental, Ohio

3rd Place           Elam Zimmerman                      Martinsburg, Pa.

4th Place           Goettemoeller Dairy                  Maria Stein, Ohio

5th Place           Earl Jentes                                Wooster, Ohio

Dairy Corn Silage (Brown Midrib [BMR])

1st Place           Spring Prairie Colony                Hawley, Minn.

2nd Place
          AndrewsUniversity                  Berrien Springs, Mich.

3rd Place           Jake Tanis                                Centre Hall, Pa.

4th Place           Pleasant View Dairy                 Jonesville, Mich.

5th Place           Kevin Lee                                Magnolia, Ohio

Commercial Hay

1st Place           Kellie Hinman                           Wheatland, Wyo.

2nd Place
          Paul Peterson                           American Fork, Utah

3rd Place           Schlenker Ranch Inc.                Meeteetse, Wyo.

4th Place
           Kossert Brothers                      Casper, Wyo,

5th Place           Ervin Gara 3                             Torrington, Wyo.

Commercial Baleage

1st Place           Kendall Guither                        Walnut, Ill.

2nd Place          Gary
Jungerberg                       Augusta, Wis.

3rd Place           Kevin Speltz                             Altura, Minn.

4th Place           Raymond Vanderway               Ferrisburgh, Vt.

5th Place           Vista Grande Dairy                   Fleetwood, Pa.

Source: World Dairy Expo