Madison, Wis. – World Dairy Expo is just a couple of weeks away and the excitement is growing. The World Forage Analysis Superbowl had dramatic rise in the participation for this year’s competition. Participants from 23 states entered the Forage Superbowl for a chance at over $22,000 in cash prizes. A record 398 entries have been submitted this year, a 43% increase over last year. Competition was keen this year in each category. Forage categories include standard and brown midrib silage, dairy hay, haylage, commercial baleage, commercial hay, and the new grass hay.

Finalists will be notified in September and invited to attend the Mycogen Seeds Awards Luncheon at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. on Wednesday, October 5. In addition, all winning entries will be on display in the Arena Building at Expo for all show attendees to view. 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  for further details of the contest and the seminar schedule.

Cash awards are made possible by the contest’s sponsors and 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 World Forage Analysis 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.      

“Around the World of Dairy in 5 Days” is the theme of World Dairy Expo 2011 which will take place Tuesday, October 4 through Saturday, October 8 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. For show schedule and details, visit