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Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary Dec 19, Jan 2, 2014

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties by phone, if a local call to Foley 968-5077 or 1-800-964-4929

This information is for the Sauk Centre Hay Auction held on Dec. 19, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014.

Consider averages carefully when they are based on a limited number of entries, or wide range of numbers. NOTE the two averages calculated for Large Round Alfalfa 126 to 150 RFV for the December 19 sale - with and without Lot 972.

Dec 19 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf
Individual lots sold, sorted and averaged by type and quality.

Jan 2 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf

History of Selected Lots 2013-2014.pdf
A summary of past 4 years and individual auctions this year.

Graph 2001 to 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf
A line graph of averages from each sale 2001 to 20014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV. Where sale lots are limited, lines might not mean much.

Regional Forage Workshops

Floodwood Feb 4; Royalton in Central MN Feb 5 Caledonia Feb 6. The program varies some for each site. More information below. Flyers and registration available within the next couple of days. Keynote Speaker: Marvin Hall, Penn State

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

Pre-registration should be open by Monday Jan 12 at the Midwest Forage Association Website or call 651-484-3888

Conservation Tillage Conference

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

Upper Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference

January 15 – 17
Contact Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association at for detailed information.

Private Pesticide Applicator Renewal Workshops

For more information check about sites and options around Minnesota

Irrigation Association of Minnesota Conference

February 20 at Freeport Community Center
Benton Sherburne Corn Growers and East Central Irrigation Meeting January 28 in Duelm
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  1. Interested in forage and irrigation workshops


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