New for 2011, the World Forage Analysis Superbowl will feature a Grass Hay category. This new category is in addition to the contest's six standard categories of Commercial Hay, Dairy Hay, Haylage, Baleage, Standard Corn Silage and Brown Mid-Rib Corn Silage, along with the Quality Counts Awards for hay/haylage and corn silage.
"The committee is excited to add an additional category to this growing contest," said Steve Peterson, Vice President of the Soil & Forage Division at AgSource Cooperative Services and longtime Superbowl committee member. "This new category recognizes the growth and importance of grass-based forages."
"In last year's contest, 279 entries from 25 states went home with over $20,000 in cash prizes. We're seeing more dairy producers and forage growers competing each year, and we hope the Grass Hay category will allow for even more to get involved," said Peterson.
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is held annually in conjunction with World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. each October. Category winners and the Grand Champion Forage Grower are named at a special luncheon at Expo.
For more information on the World Forage Analysis Superbowl, visit www.foragesuperbowl.org or call 715-758-2178. Cash prize details, entry forms and contest rules will be available in March. The deadline for corn silage entries for this year's contest is Aug. 18, and all other entries are due Sept. 7. Your $25 entry fee provides entry into the contest and the opportunity to win cash prizes, along with a detailed laboratory analysis of the sample.
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 and World Dairy Expo.