World AG Expo Forage Challenge
The purpose of the World Ag Expo Forage Challenge is to recognize high-quality forage producing, and to encourage the awareness of quality in growing as well as dairy production. The 2012 contest was open to samples harvested in 2011, and comprises of three categories to enter in: Alfafa Hay, Standard Corn Silage, and Brown Midrib Corn Silage. The samples had to be harvested from a regular forage production field. The samples were then shipped and judged based off criteria such as ash, dry matter, crude protein, acid detergent fiber, etc. The winners were announced on February 14, 2012, and the results can be seen below. This event was sponsored by Mycogen Seeds and Lallamand Animal Nutrition provided the cash prizes totalling $18,000.
World AG Expo Forage Challenge Page
2012 Form and Rules
This Year's Results