This information is for the Sauk Centre Hay Auction held on May 15, 2014.
Continue Reading for Links to reports and other information - including the data from the Alfalfa Harvest Alert Scissors Cut Project.
There will be an auction again at Sauk Centre on June 5.
Here are the reports:
May 15 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 for average from each sale 2001 to 2014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV.
Always, think carefully about averages, which are sometimes calculated from a wide range of numbers.
Alfalfa harvest alert
The first samples were taken in Carver County on May 15. We have some data from Wright, Stearns, Benton and Morrison too. Look for an article in MN Crop News very close to this one for May 22 Data.
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.