2019 NC State Fair Hay Show Winners

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2019 NC State Fair Hay Show – Photo taken by Stephanie Sosinski

Congratulations to those who placed in the top of their categories at the 2019 NC State Fair Hay Show.

Hay samples were ranked based on a weighed scored that considered TDN (total digestible nutrients), CP (crude protein), a visual score (weed presence, leaf shatter, maturity, etc.), and adjusted for nitrate concentration.

The score was calculated as:

Weighed score = visual score (0.4) + TDN (0.4) + CP (0.2) + Nitrate adjustment.

Alfalfa category:

  • Carl Walker
  • Christopher Stegall (3rd cut)

Bermudagrass category: 

  • Taylor Waitt
  • John Burt
  • Troy Jackson

Tall Fescue category: 

  • Scott Baucom

Orchardgrass category:

  • Christopher Stegall (*This submission also won Best in Show across all categories)

Other Cool-season Grasses category:

  • Christopher Stegall (ryegrass)

Mixed Cool-season Grasses category: 

  • John Salmi

Other Warm-season Grasses category: 

  • Christopher Stegall (crabgrass)

Grass-legume Mixture category: 

  • Christopher Stegall (alfalfa-crabgrass)

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all participants, NC State Extension, and USDA-APHIS personnel that coordinated the 2019 Hay Contest.