Entry deadline for Forage Contest nears
This year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl entry deadlines are quickly approaching.
The entry deadline for the standard and brown midrib corn silage is Thursday, August 18. All other forage samples including organic hay, dairy hay, haylage, bagelage, commercial hay and grass hay have an entry deadline of Thursday, September 8.
The official entry form and contest rules can be found at foragesuperbowl.org or by calling 920-336-4521. Each sample entry costs $30 and includes complete nutritional analysis of the forage sample.
More than $25,000 in cash prizes will be awarded during the Mycogen Seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon on Wednesday, October 5, including $1,500 for each category winner and quality counts award in silage and hay/haylage. Additional cash prizes will be awarded to the Grand Champion Forage, First-Time Entrant winner and second through fourth places in each category.
All winning entries will be on display in the Arena Building at World Dairy Expo. Finalists will be notified in September and invited to attend the Mycogen Seeds Forage Superbowl Awards Luncheon in Madison.
Cash awards are made possible thanks to generous sponsors, including Platinum Sponsor, Mycogen Seeds. Additional sponsors include Ag-Bag, Agri-King, Agrisure Traits, Barenbrug USA, Blue River Hybrids, CROPLAN by Winield, Kemin, Kuhn North America, National Hay Association, NEXGROW Alfalfa and W-L Research.
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership with Dairyland Laboratories, Inc., DairyBusiness Communications, Hay & Forage Grower, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and World Dairy Expo.