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Milk Maker Forage competition announces winners

STRATFORD - The Ontario Forage Council and partners Canadian Forage and Grassland Association, Dairy Farmers of Canada, and the Canadian Dairy XPO, announced the winners of the 2018 Milk Maker Forage Competition on April 4.   

Grass hay class

1st place - Roger Wikkerink, Wikkerink Farms Ltd. of Norwich, Innoc./pres. None Variety: Barenburg-Speare Seeds; and  

2nd place - Pedro Slits, Slits Dairy Farm Ltd. of Brunner.

First cut haylage class

1st place - Henk Dirksen, Dirksen Holsteins of Alma. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: General Seeds;

2nd place - Roger Wikkerink, Wikkerink Farms Ltd. of Norwich, ON. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: Barenburg-Speare Seeds; and

3rd place - Sherman Martin, Springflo Holsteins of  Fergus. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: Pioneer;

Second cut haylage class

1st place - Todd Schnarr, Farfield Farms Inc. of Elora. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: PICKSEED;

2nd place - Vernon Martin of Elmira. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: Dow Seeds; and

3rd place - Dennis Gingrich of Gorrie. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: Quality TFB.

Corn silage class

1st place - John Fuller, Martin Holsteins of  Palmerston. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: Dekalb;

2nd place - Wayne Erb, Canuck Holsteins of Milverton. Innoc./pres. None Variety: Masters Choice; and

3rd place - Martin  and Erika Van Rooyen, ERIMAR Farms Inc of Tavistock. Innoc./pres. Pioneer 11C33  Variety: Masters Choice.  

BMR corn silage class

1st place - Jason Martin of Elmira Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: Mycogen 498;

2nd place - Douglas Grant, Les Fermes Grantholm Inc. of Howick, QC. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: Dow Seed F2F346; and

3rd place - Dennis Gingrich of Gorrie. Innoc./pres. Silo-King Variety: Mycogen 498.

Officials thanked the judges and sponsors for the success of the competition.

April 13, 2018


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