Southeastern Hay Contest

— Written By Rebecca Bradley
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Southeastern Hay Contest

Prove your hay is the best!

Have your hay tested and win!

2021 Contest Rules & Entry Form Entries must be received by September 1, 2021.

Winners will be notified by October 1.

Awards will be presented at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA on October 19.

Cost to Enter: $22 in total


Top three entries in each category will receive cash prizes

  • 1st place: $150
  • 2nd place: $100
  • 3rd place: $75

Grand prize winner (overall highest RFQ) will receive the choice of the use of a new Massey Ferguson RK Series rotary rake or a new Massey Ferguson DM Series Professional disc mower for the 2021 hay production season AND $1000 cash!

Each farm to be recognized for a top 3 category ranking will receive two free admission pass to the Sunbelt Ag Expo. The awards ceremony is held on the first day of the Sunbelt Ag Expo (October 19, 2021).

Entries will be judged using NIR testing procedures by the University of Georgia Feed and Environmental Water (UGA-FEW) Lab. The entries will be ranked on the basis of Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) rounded to a whole number (digits after decimal point will not be considered for ranking the entries), which accounts for protein, energy, and fiber digestibility. If necessary, ties in RFQ scores will be broken based on total digestible nutrients (TDN) then crude protein values.


1) Warm Season Per Grass Hay

2) Alfalfa Hay

3) Perennial Peanut Hay

4) Cool Season Per Grass Hay

5) Mixed, Annual Grass, or Other Hay

  • Mixed Grass, Annual Grass, or Other
  • Legume+Grass Mixed: □ ________% Legume (estimated)

6) Grass Baleage

7) Legume Baleage

More information: Contest Rules

To enter your hay please call or email Rebecca Bradley at: