Wyo Hay Producers Continue Winning Streak at International Forage Show


CASPER, Wyo. – For 10 years, Wyoming’s hay samples at the World’s Forage Analysis Superbowl at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., have either won or placed highly at the show.  

“Wyoming hay producers continued their winning ways again this year,” said Donn Randall, crop and forage program manager at the Business Council. “During the four-day event, the staff in the Wyoming premium alfalfa hay tent averaged 84 visitors per day wanting to know more about how to source our high-quality Wyoming forages. Wyoming should be very proud of these producers. They make a great product that gathers interest from all around the world. They are very deserving of the awards they received.”

Six Wyoming producers competed in the Commercial Hay, Grass Hay and Baleage categories.

The grand champion of the Commercial Hay division was David Hinman of Hardrock Farms in Wheatland, Wyo. There were 26 samples that competed for a winning title in this division.

The placement of other Wyoming producers in the Commercial Hay division included:

6TH Place– Kellie Hinman of Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyo. 
8TH Place – Terri Hinman, Wheatland, Wyo. 
16TH Place – Tiltrum Farm, Wheatland, Wyo. 
In the Grass Hay category there were 25 samples that competed. Wyoming producers ranked:  

3RD Place – Danko Farm, Powell, Wyo. 
4th Place – Tiltrum Farm, Wheatland, Wyo. 
5th Place – Hardrock Farm, Wheatland, Wyo. 
8th Place – Baumgartner Properties, Yoder, Wyo. 
There were 30 samples that competed in the Baleage category. Wyoming’s rankings included:

5TH Place – Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, Wyo. 
7th Place – Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyo. 

The World's Forage Analysis Superbowl provides forage growers from across the United States and Canada an opportunity to vie for forage awards by entering their high quality samples in a dairy or commercial division. It also gives producers an opportunity to exhibit their product and talk with potential customers. Over 850 companies from around the world exhibited products from the dairy industry to the show's 71,000 attendees this year.

Wyoming’s entries to the Superbowl were selected by having the top relative feed value at the Wyoming State Fair Hay Show. Those samples had entry fees and any necessary shipping required to send samples to the Superbowl paid for by the Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division.

For questions regarding Wyoming’s crop and forage program, please contact Randall at donn.randall@wyo.gov or 307.777.6578.

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