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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary Sept. 4, 2014

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:
  1. Sept. 4 Hay Auction Results (Average corrected for Large Round Alfalfa 151-175 RFV)
  2. Frost
  3. Some Corn Silage Ready
  4. Dairy Farm Bill Meetings
Continue Reading for Links to reports, and related information



1...HAY
AUCTION & MARKET REPORTS:

Sep 4 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 2014-2015.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 Sept.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, July, August
averages are hand marked on the right side of the graph - because that was
easier for me than expanding the graph.

The
Mid American Hay Auction at Sauk Centre runs their regular schedule now -  1st and 3rd Thursdays
through May with the next sale on Sept. 18. The Steffes Auction in Litchfield
runs the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays starting with the next sale
on September 23.
 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.


 2. FROST
U
of M Extension Corn Agronomist Jeff Coulter and Soybean Agronomist offer a discussion
about potential frost damage assessments for corn and soybeans that can be
found directly FOLLOWING THIS ARTICLE - or at this URL
.
http://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2014/09/mid-september-frost-on-corn-and-soybeans.html

From Little Falls south, I doubt if these was frost
severe enough to totally kill corn or soybean crops. From there north, I don't
have a good idea. I've heard about signs of frost as far south as LeSueur


From sites I've looked at, Sorghum, Sudan, Japanese
and Pearl Millet crops are more sensitive to frost than corn and soybeans. On
sites around Foley, these crops were not totally killed, but more leaf damage
than to soybeans or corn.


3.SOME CORN READY TO CHOP

Some earlier planted corn is ready to chop, even
without the frost. Don't let a grass green color fool you on whole plant
moisture. When the corn is well dented, the whole plant moisture can be down to
71-72%. That's getting close to ready for some storage systems.


 4.FARM BILL DAIRY MEETINGS
MMPA and
UM Extension Marin Bozic
http://www.dairymarkets.org/MPP/Meetings/Minnesota%20Meetings.pdf

FSA and
UM Extension


http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/dairy/docs/farm-bill-dairy-fsa-extension-education.pdf

 PLEASE PLAN AND WORK STRATEGICALLY FOR A SAFE HARVEST SEASON



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