Eureka Hay Contest Winners Announced
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with other supporters, sponsored the Eureka County Fair Hay Contest Aug.7, 2015 at the Eureka County Fairgrounds. Hay entries were judged by James Smith from Siskiyou County Department of Agriculture, Tulelake, CA. The entries were ranked using the Hay Quality Sensory Evaluation Guidelines evaluation system, which accounts for protein, fiber digestibility and energy. Entries competed in five classes: alfalfa, timothy, grass hay, mixed hay and grain hay.
Lynford Miller captured Overall Grand Champion in the contest with an entry in the timothy category. Bob Burnham received the Overall Reserve Champion.
Other category winners are:
1st Cutting Alfalfa Hay Class: First Place — Bob Burnham Second Place — Don Palmore Third Place — Conley Land & Livestock
2nd Cutting Alfalfa Hay Class: First Place — Conley Land & Livestock
Timothy Hay Class: First Place — Lynford Miller Second Place — Mark Moyle Farm Third Place — J&T Farm
Grass Hay Class: First Place — Mark Moyle Farm Second Place — Don Palmore Third Place — Gallagher Farm
Mixed Hay Class: First Place — Mark Moyle Farm
Grain Hay Class: First Place — Don Palmore Second Place — Mark Moyle Farm
Cooperative Extension expressed gratitude to all contestants for their participation and encouraged all ag producers to participate in next year’s contest to showcase Eureka’s top-quality hay.
Sponsors and supporters of the contest include University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Eureka County Commissioners, Eureka Producers Co-op, Eureka County Fair Board, Mt. Wheeler Power, Western Metal Finishing (Sparks, NV), American Ag Credit, IFA, J.R. Simplot Co., Debbie Skinner and Eureka County’s Building and Grounds crew.