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Sauk Centre Hay Auction June 15, 2014 and Forage Field Day July 16

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

1. June 5 Hay Auction Results
2. July 16 Forage Field Day / Dairy Tour Near Kimball

Continue Reading for Links to reports (including averages calculated for October 2013 to May 2014 auction season), Tour Flyer, and other information.

1. Here are the reports:
June 5 2014.pdf Individual lots sold are sorted and averaged by type and quality.
With a limited number of loads for some groups, consider averages carefully.

History of Selected Lots 2013-2014.pdf Now includes averages and ranges for selected groups through the year, listed first along with previous 4 years on the first page and again on the last page. The season long average is calculated for the auctions from October through May.
Graph 2001 to 2014 SC Hay Auction plus June.pdf
A line graph of for average from each sale 2001 to 2014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV. The June 5 auction is spotted on the edge of the graph with a red circle.

Mid American Auction will hold an additional Hay Auction on Thursday July 10 and August 7th starting at 12:30 p.m. and continue their regular 1st and 3rd Thursday schedule in September.
Steffes Auction in Litchfield will have Hay Sales on Tuesdays July 22, Aug 19th at 12 p.m. and continue their regular 2nd and 4th Tuesday schedule in September.

"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.

2. Central MN Forage / Dairy Tour
Wednesday July 16, starting at 10:00 a.m. at Mill Creek Dairy near Kimball
Tom and Donna, Ed, and Nick Gregory
Flyer Forage Tour July 2014.pdf
Cooperative Effort with Central MN Forage Council, Midwest Forage Association, U of M Extension,
Harvest Bank of Kimball, DFA, Central MN Dairy Profit Teams, cooperating businesses
Call Extension Educator Dan Martens (listed above) for more information or questions.
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