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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary Oct 2 & 16, 2014

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

  1. October 2 & 16 Hay Auction Results and next auction November 6 at Sauk Centre
  2. Farm Bill Meetings
    • Dairy Meetings Wrapping up this week
    • Crop Meetings for farmers in December & January
  3. Rent Workshops in November and December
Continue Reading for Links to reports, and related information


1. HAY AUCTION & MARKET REPORTS:

Oct 2 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.

Oct 16 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf  Same format as previous

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 2015 SC Hay Auction.pdf  A line graph averaging sales from 2001-2007 and for each year from 2008 to 2015. Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV. The graph is for October through May Auctions. Points on the graph may not mean as much where there was 1 or 2 loads on a sale or wide ranges in quality.  

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.

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