The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated 843 entries and presented awards to top finishers at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Mycogen Seeds, at World Dairy Expo. Doug Dotterer, Dotterer Dairy of Mill Hall, Pa., took home Grand Champion Forage Producer honors and was awarded $2,500 from Kemin for the recognition. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $1,500, sponsored by Kuhn North America, went to Matt Held, Slinger, Wis.
In addition, two Quality Counts Awards, sponsored by CROPLAN by Winfield United, were presented to top Quality Counts Corn Silage Winner, Hylight Dairy LLC, Adams, N.Y., and top Quality Counts Hay/Haylage Winner, Windy Ridge Farms, Marionville, Mo.
Sponsors of the 2018 World Forage Analysis Superbowl were led by Platinum Sponsor, Mycogen Seeds. Other sponsors included: category sponsors Ag-Bag, Agri-King, AgriSure, CROPLAN by WinField United, Kemin, Kuhn North America, Mycogen Seeds, NEXGROW, NutriFiber and WL Alfalfas. Additional support is received from Protexia and Scherer Inc. as Gold Sponsors and the National Hay Association, Passion Ag, Inc. and Prairie Creek Seeds as Silver Sponsors.
Organizing partners for this year’s contest include Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., Hay & Forage Grower; U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo.
The top five placings from each category are:
Grand Champion Baleage - Sponsored by Agri-King
1st Place – Edwin Leid, Athens, Wis.
2nd Place – Fisher Dairy, Rockville, Ind.
3rd Place –Katherine Guither, Walnut, Ill.
4th Place – Vogel Family Farms, Minden City, Mich.
5th Place –H and S Dairy, Morgantown, Ky.
Grand Champion Commercial Hay - Sponsored by NEXGROW alfalfa
1st Place – Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyo.
2nd Place – Hardrock Farms Inc., Wheatland, Wyo.
3rd Place – SR Farms, Wilsonville, Neb.
4th Place – Kamps Alfalfa Farms, Darlington, Wis.
5th Place – McGee Ranch, Idalou, Tex.
Grand Champion Dairy Hay - Sponsored by W-L Research
1st Place – Swartz and Son Farms LLC, Gilman, Wis.
2nd Place – Don and Nancy Hasselquist, Osceola, Wis.
3rd Place – Harry F. Adams Jr., Byron, Ill.
4th Place – KMR Dairy Inc., Onarga, Ill.
5th Place – S & B Dairy, Sigel, Ill.
Grand Champion Grass Hay - Sponsored by Barenbrug USA
1st Place – Rosedale Seed, Oxford, Wis.
2nd Place – Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyo.
3rd Place – Hardrock Farms Inc, Wheatland, Wyo.
4th Place – Danko Farms, Powell, Wyo.
5th Place – Don and Nancy Hasselquist, Osceola, Wis.
Grand Champion Haylage - Sponsored by Ag-Bag
1st Place – Olson Farms, Lena, Wis.
2nd Place – Twin Cities Vue Dairy, Manitowoc, Wis.
3rd Place – Ken Miller Farms, Marlette, Mich.
4th Place – Hilltop Holsteins, Osceola, Wis.
5th Place –Stoll Farms, Cascade, Iowa
Grand Champion Standard Corn Silage - Sponsored by Agrisure Traits
1st Place – Vernon Zimmerman, Shiloh, Ohio
2nd Place – Sievert Farms, Sobieski, Wis.
3rd Place – Fredrick Farms, Owen, Wis.
4th Place – Mill Creek Dairy, Kimball, Minn.
5th Place – Junion Homested Farms, Casco, Wis.
Grand Champion BMR Corn Silage – Sponsored by Mycogen Seeds
1st Place – Morrisville State College, Morrisville, N.Y.
2nd Place – Strutz Farms, Two Rivers, Wis.
3rd Place – McKnight River Breeze, Chase Mills, N.Y.
4th Place – Johnson Creek Dairy, Mosinee, Wis.
5th Place – Four Hands Holsteins, Amery, Wis.
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