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Wyoming Hay Showcased

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

The Wyoming State Fair (WSF) Hay Show, presented by the Wyoming Hay and Forage Association, has been a long-standing success, and this year was no exception. 

Every year, the WSF Hay Show takes place in the Roundup Tent on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds and is judged by a panel of three forage industry professionals on maturity, texture, leaf retention, bale quality, color, odor, foreign material, mold and forage analysis.

This year, Mark Bappe of Riverton took home the title of Overall Grand Champion Hay and was the Alan M. Grey Best of Show Award winner. Bappe also had the Grand Champion Open Class Hay and the Champion Alfalfa Hay. 

Nicholas Guitierrez of Casper received the Reserve Overall Champion Hay title. Guitierrez also received honors for Grand Champion Youth Hay and Champion Youth Alfalfa Hay.

Dave Hinman of Wheatland was awarded Champion Grass Hay and Champion Mixed Hay with more than 50 percent alfalfa. 

Bill Cox of Powell had the Champion Mixed Hay with less than 50 percent alfalfa. Tag Thompson, also of Powell, had the Champion Youth Mixed Hay.

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