Forage Superbowl

Continuing an impressive run of success at the World Diary Expo’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl, a Masters Choice floury corn hybrid has been selected as the first place finisher of the Standard Corn Silage division. This comes one year after a Masters Choice sample was chosen as the event’s Grand Champion, as well as the Grand Champion, First Time Entrant.

This year’s winner, submitted by Daniel Olson, of Lena, Wisconsin, was a sample of MC5660, coming in with a ‘milk per ton’ of 3730 lbs. With their two samples this year, Masters Choice has placed a total of 10 samples in the Top Ten, over the last three years.

“The winning of this award really is a reflection of the sentiment that we are seeing on dairy farms across the country, as floury grain becomes a staple in their product lineups,” said Lyn Crabtree, the Masters Choice President.

Floury grain offers the agronomics and yield that is associated with standard corn silage, but adds the benefit of increased starch digestibility. Dairy producers are also noticing its benefit in early season feeding, as floury grain is known to “beat the fall slump”, because of its higher starch availability numbers without the need for extended ensiling.