Wyoming Hay Show Winners


CASPER, Wyo. – Producers from around the state earned winning titles for their premium hay at the Wyoming State Fair Hay Show.

Producers competed in the Open Hay Show, sponsored by the Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division.

David Hinman of Hardrock Farms in Wheatland, Wyo., won both the Open Hay Show Best of Show and Premier Exhibitor awards. Kellie Hinman of Lazy 2K Livestock in Wheatland, Wyo., won the Champion Grass Hay award.

Final placement was determined by using forage analysis results examined by Ward Laboratory in Kearney, Neb., as well as the physical appearance of each sample.  The contest was judged by Steve Martin of Dairy Nutrition Management Consulting in Fort Collins, Colo.  The four most important values in the chemical analysis are:  relative feed value (RFV) score, crude protein, total digestible nutrient (TDN ) percentage and relative feed quality score. The physical qualities of a forage sample must contain a bright green color, soft stems and leaves, excellent leaf retention in the sample and be obviously free of any mold, weeds and any other foreign objects.

Additionally, the Business Council will forward several entries on to the World’s Forage Analysis Superbowl at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., Sept. 30-Oct. 4.  Those include:


        David Hinman, Hard Rock Farms, Wheatland, Wyo.

        Kellie Hinman, Lazy 2K Livestock, Wheatland, Wyo

        Gordon Pries, Basin, Wyo.

        Daryl Tiltrum, Wheatland, Wyo.

    Grass Hay

        David Hinman

        Kellie Hinman

        Robert Baumgartner, Yoder, Wyo.

        Gerry Danko, Powell, Wyo.

Wyoming producers have won or placed extremely high in the commercial hay division at the World Dairy Expo for the last several years.

For more information about the Business Council Crop and Forage program, contact Donn Randall, program manager, at donn.randall@wyo.gov or 307.777.6578.

The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the state’s assets. For more information, please visit www.wyomingbusiness.org.

Source: Wyoming Business Council

Posted by Northern Ag Network

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