Wyoming producers are champs at hay superbowl

Oct 16, 2009
by WLJ
Wyoming producers are champs at hay superbowl

For the fifth year in a row, Wyoming producers have won or placed extremely high in the World’s Forage Analysis Superbowl at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI.

The World’s Forage Analysis Superbowl provides growers from across the U.S. and Canada an opportunity to vie for forage awards by entering their high quality samples in a dairy or commercial division.

Wyoming producers competed in the Commercial Hay Division with over 40 producers from the U.S.

Ervin Gara of Torrington, WY, took first place in the Commercial Hay Division. Gara also won $1,500 for his fourth-cutting alfalfa entry and will receive an additional $1,000 from NK Seed Company for using a variety of NK’s alfalfa. Gara was the overall grand champion forage winner in 2006 and placed fifth in Commercial Hay in 2008.

Also receiving high marks were David Hinman of Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, WY, who placed sixth; Gerry Danko of Powell, WY, in eighth; and Mike Neves of Burlington, WY, in 13th.

Wyoming’s entries to the Superbowl were selected by having the top relative feed value at the Wyoming State Fair Hay Show in the extreme alfalfa class. The winners of this class had entry fees and any necessary postage required to send samples to the superbowl paid for by the Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division.

The mission of the Wyoming Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.Wyomingbusi ness.org. — WLJ