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Sauk Center Hay Auction Summary Dec 5, 2013

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

This information is for the Sauk Centre Hay Auction held on Dec 5, 2013.
Consider averages carefully when they are based on a limited number of entries, or wide range of numbers.

Dec 5 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf - Individual lots sold, sorted by type and quality.

History of Selected Lots 2013-2014.pdf A summary of past 4 years and individual auctions this year, with some comparisons to 2012.

Graph 2001 to 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf A line graph of for average from each sale 2001 to 20014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV. Yes, the second auctions in November and the first auctions in December in 2012 and 2013 landed on the same line.

Market reports

"Weekly Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest" that is put together by Ken Barnett, UW Extension.

USDA Hay Market Reports - Click on Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News, then look for Hay.

Midwest Forage Symposium

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

Regional MN Forage Meetings

Local Forage Associations are working MFA on winter forage meetings that will be held in NE MN at Floodwood NW of Duluth Feb 4, Central MN at Royalton north of St. Cloud on Feb 5, and SE MN near Rochester on Feb 6

MN Conservation Tillage Conference

February 18-19, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud MN

Minnesota Organic Producers Conference

January 10-11, 2014 - St. Cloud, Rivers Edge Convention Center.

Upper Midwest Fruit & Vegetables Growers

January 15

Topics include Beginning Grower Workshop, Running a CSA Farm, and Farm Financial Records

January 16 & 17 - Main Conference

Contact Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association at for detailed information.


New Test Materials available at County Extension Offices after January 1, 2014

Many workshop locations around the state, including January 17, Paynesville, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 PM at American Legion; January 23, Elrosa, 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Bucky's Bar; January 28, Little Falls, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Morrison Co. Gov. Center; February 12, Albany, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Albany Bowling Center; February 13, Buffalo, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wright Co. Courthouse; and February 21, Foley City Hall, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

For more information check


February 20 at Freeport Community Center

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