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Sauk Centre Hay Auction Jan. 3 2013

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

I am posting three items based on information from the January 3 2013 Hay Auction at Sauk Centre.

Jan 3 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf ... A list of all tested hay lots and bedding materials sold... grouped by kind of hay, bale type, RFV in 25 point groups for alfalfa and by protein for grass.. cost per pound of dry matter and cost per RFV point are calculated.
/> History of Selected Lots 2012 2013.pdf ... Average and range of RFV values and prices for Medium Square Alfalfa in 25 RFV groups from 101-200 RFV. This include average for each of the last 4 years and for each auction so far this year. Medium Square Straw is also listed.
Graph 2001 to 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf ... Line graph for average price of Medium Square Alfalfa by 25 RFV groups. Dotted lines indicate where sales did not have hay in that group.

Winter Forage Workshops: Feb 5 at Floodwood in NE MN;  Feb 6 at Richmond in Central MN; and Feb 7 at Rochester in SE MN
MFA Wisconsin Forage Symposium Jan 21-13 at Wisconsin Dells
Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
Minnesota Milk Producers Dairy Management Workshops Feb 5 at St. Joseph; Feb 6 at Rochester.

The Central Mn Winter Forage Workshop will be held on Wednesday Feb 6 at the River Station (old Richmond Coliseum) in Richmond. A similar workshop will be held at Floodwood in NE MN on Feb 5 and in Rochester on Feb 7. The featured speaker is Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska. Topics will include Foliar fungicides for alfalfa, Benefits of alfalfa in crop rotations and soil health, nitrogen credits from alfalfa for 1st and 2nd year corn, Roundup Ready alfalfa considerations, Crop insurance highlights for pasture and hay crops.

For pre-registration and other info go to Midwest Forage Association or call 651-484-3888. This is a cooperative effort of Midwest Forage Association, Central MN Forage Council (at Richmond), U of M Extension, and cooperating agribusinesses.

The MFA Wisconsin Forage Symposium will be held January 21-22-23 at Wisconsin Dells. Check This is a joint conference with the custom manure applicators and custom farm equipment operators.

The 2013 Private Pesticide Applicator's renewal workshops are schedule and start now the last half of January at various locations around Minnesota. Check for more information at Some central MN sites include Litchfield Jan. 22, Holdingford Jan. 24, Little Falls Jan. 29, Morris Jan. 30, Belgrade Jan. 31, Buffalo Feb. 7, Willmar Feb. 8, Foley Feb. 12, Sauk Centre Feb. 15, Cold Spring Feb. 20, Hutchinson Feb. 21, Cambridge Feb 22, Montevideo Feb. 27.

The Minnesota Milk Producers are holding 2 Dairy Management Workshops: February 5 at St. Joseph and February 6 at Rochester. Registration is closed.

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