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Hay Auction Summary Aug 6 2015, other info

Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary Aug 6 2015

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:

1. Aug 6, 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 for June 4 and July 2 and August 6 represent the range in price from high to low with a spot at the average.

4. Hay Price Distribution Example – to give further thought to what an average may or may not mean.

Mid-American Auction at Sauk Centre starts its regular sale season on Thursday September 3 with sales held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday through May.

Steffes Auction at Litchfield continues with auction on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.


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

USDA Hay Market Reports - Look for Hay along left side of the page.

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

TILLAGE AND TECHNOLOGY FIELD DAY… at the U of M Morris Research and Outreach Center on Thursday September 10 with Show and Tell discussion on topics related to tillage systems and soil management; and tillage equipment demos in the field for more information.

DAIRY MPP 2016 DECISIONS WORKSHOPS … taught by U of M Dairy Economist Marin Bozic
Slayton Tuesday September 15
Freeport Wednesday September 16
Perham Thursday September 17
Rochester Friday September 25
For more information got to:

If a coverage selection is not made by September 30, the farm defaults to the $4 Margin protection level.

FARM BILL ARC PLC Deadline Sept 30
If you’re not sure you have the paperwork done to be eligible for potential October Farm Bill Crop Payments for the 2014 crop year, call or stop by your FSA office to be sure. The final contract signing period for crop years 2014 and 2015 opened June 17 and ends on Sept 30. Farmers may have taken care of this when reporting planted acreage, but again if you’re not sure, check in.

Please Encourage a SAFE Fall Harvest Season

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