Winners of first-ever Pennsylvania Forage Analysis Competition announcedPrint
Winners in the first-ever Pennsylvania Forage Analysis Competition were announced at the 2014 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, held Feb. 12-13 in State College. Entries for the competition, which included six classes of forage analysis, were collected December 1-31, 2013, with forage analysis and judging conducted in January. Three winners in each category were announced at the Dairy Summit, with the first prize receiving $1,000, second prize receiving $500 and third prize receiving $250.
Hosts of this competition included the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Dairy Business Communications and the Center for Dairy Excellence. Judges for the competition included Ken Griswold with Kemin, Ralph Ward with Cumberland Valley Analytical Services and Dave Pollen. Special thanks also go to the Lancaster DHIA for providing collection points for samples.
Nearly 100 entries were received for the competition. Winners and sponsors included:
Conventional Corn Silage, sponsored by Master Choice, Inc.:
BMR Corn Silage, sponsored by New Holland Agriculture:
Forage Sorghum Silage, sponsored by Alta Seeds
Mixed Perennial Silage, sponsored by King's Agri-Seeds, Inc.
Perennial Legume Silage, sponsored by Ecosyl Products, Inc.
Cool Season Annual Silage
For feedback regarding this year's competition or inquiries regarding next year's contest, please contact Rebecca White with the Penn State Extension- Dairy Team at 814-863-3917 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the summit, go to www.padairysummit.org or call (814) 355-2467.