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Forage Categories

Contestants provide samples according to the contest rules.  All samples must arrive at Dairyland’s lab in De Pere, Wisconsin by the deadline stated on the entry form.  All samples must come from the current crop year or any cuttings made after the previous year’s deadline. Corn silage samples are to come from the previous year crop.

The contest’s categories include: 
Dairy Hay
Commercial Hay
Grass Hay
Organic Hay
Haylage
Baleage
Standard (Non-BMR) Corn Silage
BMR (Brown Mid-Rib) Corn Silage

There are winners for each category, as well as the Overall Grand Champion; First Time Entrant Grand Champion; Quality Counts – Hay/Haylage; and Quality Counts – Corn Silage, are chosen from the finalists using a formula derived by the University of Wisconsin.

Top samples are displayed at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl exhibit at Expo as follows:

Category Number of samples
Dairy Hay
10
Commercial Hay
20
Grass Hay
10
Organic Hay
10
Haylage
20
Baleage
10
STD Corn Silage
10
BMR Corn Silage
10

 

 

For more information call Dairyland Laboratories, Inc. at 608-323-2123 or contact us here.