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Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary April 17, 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 Sauk Centre Hay Auction held on April 17, 2014.


April 17 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf
Individual lots sold are sorted and averaged by type and quality.

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

Graph 2001 to 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf
A line graph of average from each sale 2001 to 2014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV.
As noted before, think carefully about averages.

Alfalfa Harvest Alert Scissors Cut Project

We are making plans to do the Alfalfa Harvest Alert Scissors Cut Project in our Central MN area again this year.

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.

2013 MN County hay yields

The National Ag Statistics 2013 Hay Production and Yield Reports for Minnesota have been posted on the website now.
Go to

Stearns County produced the largest amount of Alfalfa Hay and Morrison County produced the largest amount of "Other Dry Hay" (grass hay for all practical purposes).
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