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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sauk Centre July Hay Summary and Events

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
marte011@umn.edu by phone, if a local call to Foley 968-5077 or 1-800-964-4929

In this edition:
  • July 10 Hay Auction Results
  • Dairy Tours / Workshop August 14 and 19

Continue Reading for Links to reports, Farm Event News Releases

1...HAY AUCTION & MARKET REPORTS:


July 10 2014 SC Hay Auction.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 July.pdf  
A line graph of for average from each sale 2001 and 2014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV. The June and July marks are spotted on the right side of the graph with red and green dots accordingly.


MARKET REPORTS

http://fyi.uwex.edu/forage/h-m-r
"Weekly Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest" that is put together by Ken Barnett, UW Extension.

http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/hay-reports
USDA Hay Market Reports - "Click on Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News," then look for Hay.


2...FARM TOUR / WORKSHOP EVENTS

Stearns Dairy Facility Tour - Rohe Dairy north of Freeport
Thursday, August 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. then lunch

Features:
Calf facility built August 2012, Lely automatic feeders, Dr. Marcia Endres to discuss studies on calf feeders, Dr. Riki Sorge on low stress cattle handling - "better than rodeos."

New Release Rohe Tour. pdf

Dairy Nutrient Management Farm Workshop - Schefers Dairy north of Paynesville
Tuesday, August 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. then lunch.

Features:
Schefers experience with crop nutrient management; Randy Pepin - managing farm soil phosphorus levels; Jose Hernandez - manure value, Mark Lefebvre - MN Water Certification Program in Sauk River Watershed; tour of facilities.

New Releases Schefers Farm Workshop.pdf


Call Extension Educator Emily Wilmes at Stearns County Office 320-255-6169/800-450-6171 or Dan Martens at Benton County Office 320-968-5077/800-964-4929 for more information.


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