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Monday, November 22, 2010

2010 Corn Grain and Silage Hybrid Trial Results Available

By Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Agronomist

Results from the 2010 University of Minnesota corn grain and silage hybrid trials are available online at the following links:

2010 Grain Hybrid Trial Results and Text
2010 Silage Hybrid Trial Results

These trials were conducted at multiple locations across Minnesota to provide unbiased and replicated information on the performance of numerous hybrids for growers and agronomists.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sauk Centre Hay Auction 11/04/2010

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison counties
Click SC Hay Auction 11 04 10.pdf to see a report of the hay and bedding sold based on groups sorted by hay type, bale package, and 25 RFV points.

Market information may be limited yet for drawing conclusions about significant trends. The milk market is also more unstable over the last week or so and might affect how dairy hay buyers think about things. There were no medium square bales in the 176-200 RFV group.

9 Loads Medium Square Alfalfa RFV 151-175
RFV range 155 to 174, average 166
Price range $110 to $140, average $127

7 Loads Medium Square Alfalfa RFV 126-150
RFV range 129-150, average 139
Price range $70-110, average $92

7 Loads Medium Square Alfalfa RFV 101-125
RFV range 102-125, Average 110
Price range $70-90, average $81

5 Loads Medium Square Straw
Price Range $30-32.50, average $31

2 Loads Large Round Corn Stalks at $22.50 and 25

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sauk Cente Hay Auction 10/21/2010

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties

Click on SC Hay Auction 10 21 10.pdf to see a report of the hay and bedding lots sold based on groups sorted by hay type, bale package and 25 RFV Points.

Additional Comments and Event Reminders:

We are not seeing large numbers of loads at the Sauk Centre auctions yet, but some indication perhaps of what the market is like. Rain forecast for the last week of October may have put more urgency on fall field work.
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