On Tuesday August 15th, the Wyoming State Hay Show Judging was held during the State Fair in Douglas. This year a new format and restructuring of hay classes for the Wyoming State Fair Hay show was a great success according the Scott Keith the Hay Show Superintendent. With 40 hay entries this year, it is a brand-new show.
The Wyoming Hay and Forage Association was responsible for picking up and delivering the hay this year to the fair and organize events. The hay classes were modified as well. The hay classes reflect the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th cuttings of alfalfa hay. 1st and 2nd cutting of grass hay. Finally, the 1st and 2nd cutting mixed hays.
With the changes, it helps place the high-quality Wyoming hay into a category that fits the needs of the local market place. From selling hay to dairies, the equine and livestock industries.
Here are the results from this years Wyoming State Fair Hay Show – 2017
Youth Alfalfa Champion Ex. 1 Nicholas Gutierrez Casper
Youth Grass Champion Ex. 6 Tayten Barhaug Powell
Youth Mixed Champion EX. 11 Taylor Rodeman Powell
Youth Reserve Champion Ex. 4 Nicholas Gutierrez Casper
Youth Grand Champion Ex. 1 Nicholas Gutierrez Casper
Open Class Alfalfa Champion Ex. 24 David Hinman Wheatland
Open Class Grass Champion Ex. 30 Cox and Fischer Powell
Open Class Mixed Champion Ex. 35 David Hinman Wheatland
Open Class Reserve Champion Ex. 12 Colt Rodeman Douglas
Open Class Grand Champion Ex. 24 David Hinman Wheatland
Reserve Best of Show Ex. 1 Nicholas Gutierrez Casper
Champion Best of Show Ex. 24 David Hinman Wheatland
11 Young Producer Entries, 20 Open Class Entries, 7 Counties represented.
Winners of the Wyoming Hay Show will now compete at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI.
A new feature to the State Fair and hay judging is the People’s Choice judging and awards. The People’s Choice Judging will run from Wednesday August 16 through Friday August 18th. The People Choice Awards will be given out on Saturday August 19th at 12:00 PM.
Picture: UW College of Ag
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