News Release

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

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                   Jenna Langrehr, Communications Specialist,
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Archer Returns to Win the Top Title at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl 

MADISON, WIS. – Out of 293 entries in this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl, Rodney Archer of Alamosa, Colo. was chosen for the second year in a row as the Grand Champion Forage Producer. He won this award with his commercial hay entry and was presented $2,500 from Legacy Seeds. The Brevant seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon presented awards to the top five finishers during World Dairy Expo. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant award of $2,000, sponsored by New Holland, went to Martin Farms of Strykersville, N.Y. for their standard corn silage entry.

Quality Counts Awards were also presented to competitors during the luncheon. In the area of Quality Counts Corn Silage, Zirbel Dairy Farm in De Pere, Wisconsin captured top honors with their BMR corn silage, sponsored by Silostop. For Quality Counts Hay/Haylage, Jenson Family Farms of Elk Mound, Wis. earned first place. Their award was sponsored by CROPLAN.

Sponsors of the 2023 World Forage Analysis Superbowl were led by Platinum Sponsor, Brevant seeds. Other supporters included division sponsors, Ag-Bag by RCI, Agri-King, Inc., Barenbrug USA, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Scherer Inc., and QLF Agronomy. Additional funds were provided by Channel, CROPLAN, New Holland, Legacy Seeds, Silostop and Provimi.

The top five placings from each category are:

Grand Champion Baleage – Sponsored by Agri-King, Inc.
1st Place – Jacobs Hillview Dairy, Hilbert, Wis.
2nd Place – Rainbows End, Waldo, Wis.
3rd Place – Jenson Family Farms, Elk Mound, Wis.
4th Place – Evergreen View, Waldo, Wis.
5th Place – Future Seed Select, Denmark, Wis.

Grand Champion Commercial Hay
1st Place – Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyo.
2nd Place – Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, Wyo.
3rd Place – Bappe Farm, Riverton, Wyo.
4th Place – Rooster Ranch, Casper, Wyo.
5th Place – Dick and Powell Farm, Cordell, Okla.

Grand Champion Dairy Hay – Sponsored by QLF Agronomy
1st Place – Church Farm, Grand Marsh, Wis.
2nd Place – Holst Farms, Lake City, Minn.
3rd Place – Evergreen View, Waldo, Wis.
4th Place – Rick Frozene Farm, Westfield, Wis.
5th Place – Scott More Holst, Westgate, Iowa

Grand Champion Grass Hay – Sponsored by Barenbrug USA
1st Place – Cozy Nook Farm, Waukesha, Wis.
2nd Place – Hardrock Farms, Wheatland, Wyo.
3rd Place – Church Farm, Grand Marsh, Wis.
4th Place – Rosedale, Oxford, Wis.
5th Place – Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyo.

Grand Champion Alfalfa Haylage – Sponsored by Ag-Bag by RCI
1st Place – Rainbows End, Waldo, Wis.
2nd Place – Evergreen View, Waldo, Wis.
3rd Place – Wente Farms, Sigel, Ill.
4th Place – Andy Schmitt, Fort Atkinson, Iowa
5th Place – Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Mich.

Grand Champion Mixed/Grass Haylage – Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
1st Place – Albano Farms SRJF Inc., Stamford, N.Y.
2nd Place – Martin Farms, Strykersville, N.Y.
3rd Place – Double Dutch Dairy, Cedar Grove, Wis.
4th Place – Doug Danielson, Cadott, Wis.
5th Place – Bob Rajek, Cornell, Wis.

Grand Champion Standard Corn Silage – Sponsored by Scherer Inc.
1st Place – Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Mich.
2nd Place – Twin Cities View Dairy, Manitowoc, Wis.
3rd Place – Nathan Yoder, Little Suamico, Wis.
4th Place – Johnson Farms LLC, Daggett, Mich.
5th Place – Pine Tree Dairy, Marshallville, Ohio

Grand Champion BMR Corn Silage – Sponsored by Brevant seeds
1st Place – Zirbel Dairy Farm, De Pere, Wis.
2nd Place – Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Mich.
3rd Place – BS Acres, Dresser, Wis.
4th Place – Brown Star Farms, Gillett, Wis.
5th Place – Opportunity Acres, Lena, Wis.

The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is organized in partnership between Dairyland Laboratories Inc., Hay & Forage Grower, US Dairy Forage Research Center, University of Wisconsin and World Dairy Expo. To learn more, visit