Forage & Grain Crops

Department j
Superintendent: Kathy Elthorp
Premiums awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (based on crop class)
Best of Show Rosette will be awarded
  • Class winners will be eligible to compete in the New York State Contest at the State Fair.

  • All entries of hay must be in the form of a machine packed BALE. A four inch slice will be extracted at the exhibit for judging and later exposition entries.

  • Silage must be in a one quart glass container with top attached.

  • All entries must be in by Tuesday, opening day of the fair by 1 p.m.

  • Hay ENTRIES will be judged on the basis of time cutting (stage of maturity), legume content, relative to limits of class, color (compared to U.S. No. 1 extra Green) leafiness, fineness and softness of stems, odor and amount of insect or disease damage, mold and various types of foreign materials.

  • SILAGE ENTRIES will be judged on such factors as desirable maturity, color and odor

Roughages

Premiums: 1st $3.00, 2nd $2.00, 3rd $1.00

CLASS

101    First cutting alfalfa not over 10% grass  
102    Second or third cutting alfalfa not over 10%
103    First cutting alfalfa not over 25% grass 
104    Second or third cutting alfalfa not over 25% grass 
105    First cutting mixed hay, any combination of alfalfa and/or birdsfoot trefoil and grass (Not duplicating previous classes)     
106    Second or third cutting mixed hay, any combination of alfalfa and/or birdsfoot trefoil and grass (Not duplicating classes 102 or 104)     
107    Haylage, displayed in quart jars (65% moisture or higher)                 
108    Haylage, displayed in quart jars (Less than 65% moisture)                 
109    Corn silage, displayed in quart jars

Grain Crops

Premiums: 1st $2.00, 2nd $1.50, 3rd $1.00

CLASS

120    Barley, one pint of grain               
121    Barley, sheaf of about 20 stalks, bound 
122    Oats, one pint of grain                  
123    Oats, sheaf of 20 stalks, bound
124    Wheat, one pint of grain
125    Wheat, sheaf of 20 Stalks  

 

Miscellaneous

Premiums: 1st $3.00, 2nd $2.00, 3rd $1.00

CLASS

135    Sunflowers 3 plants in a bag
136    Miscellaneous crops (such as soybeans or rye )

Grain Crops

Premiums: 1st $3.00, 2nd $2.00, 3rd $1.00

CLASS

127    Corn, Picking,5 stalkes
128    Corn Silage, 5 stalkes 
129    Sorgham,5 Stalks
130    Sudangrass, sheath 
131    High Moisture ear corn
132    High moisture shell corn
133    Triticate(pint) of grain