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Hay Auction Summary July 2015 and Other Info

By Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties,, 320-968-5077 if a local call to Foley or 1-800-964-4929

I am posting information and links to documents with data from:
July 2 2015 Sauk Centre Hay Auction and SEASON AVERAGES
And sources of other hay market information

1. July 2, 2015 Summary - All loads sold, grouped and averaged.

2. History of selected lots - Averaged for recent years, and each sale so far this year.

This include AVERAGES CALCULATED FOR THE 2014/2015 SEASON – listed on the first and third page.

3. Graph - Medium Square Groups from RFV 101-200, Grass Hay 5-9% Protein, Straw

The “heavy red line” is for the 2014-15 auction season. The vertical lines on the June 4 and July 2represents the range in price from high to low with a spot at the average.

4. Straw and Grass Graphs – Large Round Straw sold by the ton, Large Round Straw sold by the bale, Medium Square Straw sold by the bale, Large Round Grass 5-9% protein sold by the ton.

5. Dairy Tours & Field Days

Mid-American Auction at Sauk Centre will hold another summer hay auctions on August 6 and resume regular 1st and 3rd Thursday sales on September 3.

Steffes Auction at Litchfield will hold their next auction on Tuesday August 18

"Weekly Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest" – UWEX Extension Staff

USDA Hay Market Reports - "Click on Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News", then look for Hay.

Check other Minnesota Crop News articles that might be useful to you.

Stearns County Dairy Tour August 12, 2015, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
High Point Dairy, Joe & Kim Engelmeyer
31414 County Rd 17, Melrose MN

Morrison County Dairy Tour, August 20, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Gunderson Brothers Dairy
6631 State Hwy 238, Bowlus MN

Complete Dairy Tour Flyer at:

Please continue to make SAFETY a priority with summer work and activities.

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