2017 Milk Maker Forage Competition Winners

The Ontario Forage Council and respected partners; Canadian Forage and Grassland Association, Dairy Farmers of
Canada, and the Canadian Dairy XPO, are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Milk Maker Forage Competition:

Alfalfa Hay Class

1st Place- Don Rowntree, Via Pax ET Led., Georgetown, ON Variety/Hybrid: Pro Rich Seeds, Nuhn Forage-The Juice
2nd Place- Ian Dann, Heritage Acre Farms Ltd., Thorndale, ON Variety/Hybrid: 50U55 Preservative: Nuhn – The Juice
3rd Place- Dave Cavanagh, Diamondvie Farms, Kinburn, ON Preservative: Silage Pro – Hay Pro II

Grass Hay Class

1st Place-Roger Wikkerink, Wikkerink Farms Ltd., Norwich, ON Variety/Hybrid: Tall fescue, orchard grass, meadow
2nd Place-Don Rowntree, Via Pax ET Led., Georgetown, ON Variety/Hybrid: Quality Seeds Nuhn Forage-The Juice
3rd Place- James Tims, Tipper Farms, Almonte, ON

1st Cut Haylage Class

1st Place-Luke Freeman, Luenda Holsteins, Elmira, ON Variety/Hybrid: Quality Seeds Inoculant: Silo King
2nd Place- Roger Wikkerink, Wikkerink Farms Ltd., Norwich, ON Variety: Tall fescue, meadow grass, orchard grass,
rye grass Inoculant: Silo-King
3rd Place- Wayne Edwards, Cloverhurst Farms, Kinburn, ON Inoculant: SiloPro

2nd Cut Haylage

1st Place-Todd Schnarr, Farfield Farms Inc., Elora, ON Inoculant: Silo-King
2nd Place- Murrel Martin, Sprucehollow Acres, Alma, ON Inoculant: Silo-King
3rd Place- Johnathan Verhaegen, Ferme Verhaegen Inc., Howick, QC Variety/Hybrid: PICKSEED Inoculant: Silo-King

Corn Silage Class

1st Place-Kevin Martin, Windknoll Holsteins, Elora, ON Variety/Hybrid: Pride Inoculant: Silo-King
2nd Place- Wray Brubacher, Brookhaven Holsteins, Drayton, ON Variety/Hybrid: Maizex 3202 Inoculant: Silo-King
3rd Place- Don Green, Feederlane Farms, Wainfleet, ON Inoculant: Silo-King

BMR Corn Silage Class

1st Place- Johnathan Craig, Craigical Farm, Howick, QC Variety/Hybrid: Dupont Pioneer Inoculant: Silo-King
2nd Place- Johnathan Stuckey, Norbridge Farms, Howick, QC Variety/Hybrid: DOW Seeds Inoculant: Silo-King
3rd Place-Vernon Martin, Walnut Meadow Holsteins, Elmira, ON Variety/Hybrid: DOW Seeds 378 Inoculant: Silo-King

A very special thank you to this year’s judges, their commitment has been an asset to this competition! Another huge thank you to SGS Canada Laboratories who provided the analysis for the 2017 samples! And finally, thank you
to our 2017 sponsors; A & L Canada Laboratories, CanGrow Crop Solutions, and Silo-King/Agri-King.

Visit the Milk Maker Forage Competition booth at the Canadian Dairy XPO, April 5 & 6, 2017. Find us in the
lobby area of the “Milking Mall” to see the winning samples!

Milk Maker Forage Competition