2018 Wyoming State Fair Hay Show Results

by ccarte13@uwyo.edu

State Fair Hay Show Champions

The Wyoming State Fair this year brought 32 entries from around the state, and as always, was a great showing of the quality of hay that our hay producers put up.

2018 Wyoming State Fair Hay Show

2018 Wyoming State Fair Hay Show

 Sponsors

A big Thank You to our sponsors for the hay show this year. We would not be able to do this without them! Please take time to thank them for their continued support of our Wyoming hay producers.

2018 Wyoming State Fair Sponsors

2018 Wyoming State Fair Sponsors

Judging

We had great judges again this year. Brian Wing and Scott George, assisted by Scott Cotton, University of Wyoming Extension Educator, served as our judges.

2018 judges inspecting a hay bale.

2018 judges inspecting a hay bale.

For more information on the judging process, see the results post from 2017.

Results

Open Class Awards

Open Class Champion Alfalfa OP-5 Clay Scott
Open Class Champion Mixed hay OP-19 David Hinman
Open Class Champion Grass hay OP-15 Gerry Danko
 
Open Class Grand Champion OP-5 Clay Scott
Open Class Reserve Grand Champion OP-19 David Hinman

Young Producer Division

The hay show also has a Young Producer Division for those hay producers under the age of 32 as of January 1st.

Young Producer Awards

Young Producer Grand Champion Y-3 Nicholas Guiterrez
Young Producer Reserve Grand Champion Y-4 Taylor Rodeman

People’s Choice Voting

One of the fun aspects of the hay show is the people’s choice voting. It allows everyone to pick their favorite hay in each category. The purpose is for people to pick the hay they would want to feed to their animals, whether cows, horses, goats, sheep, etc.

It’s also an opportunity for those who are not as familiar with hay judging and quality to learn more about it.

People's Choice Voting

Information on the people’s choice voting at the hay show.

The hay samples are laid out so that fair goers can not only look at the hay and forage analysis, but also look through the hay to really get a feel for the quality.

Hay entries

Fairgoers can really get a feel for the hay by looking inside the samples on display.

People’s Choice Awards

Alfalfa OP-5 Clay Scott
Mixed hay OP-21 Colt Rodeman
Grass Tie: OP-14

OP-15

Colt Rodeman

Gerry Danko

Young producer Y-3 Nicholas Guiterrez

You can download a complete list of the results as a PDF: 2018 Wyoming State Fair Hay Show Results

If you would like a copy of your forage analysis, please contact Caleb Carter, University of Wyoming  Extension Educator and Assistant Superintendent at ccarte13@uwyo.edu.

Thanks again to everyone who participated, and we hope to see your hay in the hay show next year!

 

 

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