Panhandle Farmers Can Compete for the Title of Best Forage Producer at the Southeast Hay Contest
Entries are currently being accepted for the 2012 Southeast Hay Contest which concludes in October at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. Hay and baleage samples will be evaluated for quality and ranked based on the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) score.
Contest entries require a $15 per sample fee and a completed entry form with the signature of County Agriculture Agent from the applicant’s county of residence. Forage samples must come from fields with a minimum of 25 days of regrowth and from the farm where the forage was grown. A hay probe should be used for taking the required core samples.
Contestants will receive a protein, energy, and fiber analysis for the $15 entry fee, very helpful for ration balancing or customer information. Contest rules and entry forms are available at: http://www.georgiaforages.com. All entries must be received by the University of Georgia Forage Lab by close of business on Monday, September 24, 2012.