By Extension Educator Dan Martens, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
1. Dec 3, 2015 Summary - All loads sold, grouped and averaged based on bale and hay or bedding type.
NOTE: I wonder if the prices for the three 176-200 loads ($130-$150-$180) reflects some problems putting up hay in good physical condition with some of the rainy weather through part of the summer. I’d wonder the same about some of the straw prices.
2. History of Selected Lots - averages for recent years, and each sale so far this year, Grass Hay 5-9% Protein, Straw
NOTE: The Red Line October to Dec represents the new market year now. Again I think some of these lines are bouncing a bit, maybe because some variation in physical condition of some the hay in these groups at some sales.
3. Graph - of Medium Square Groups from RFV 101-200. The Red Line is for the 2015-16 market Oct Through Dec 3 so far.
Sauk Centre Mid-American Hay Auctions will be held 1st and 3rd Thursdays through May. Steffes Hay Auction in Litchfield 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. There are other markets around as well.
OTHER CROP NEWS
Look for other crop news on this Minnesota Crop News Website.
OTHER HAY 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 - Look for “Hay” in the middle of the page.
Please continue to make SAFETY a part of your work and activities as we deal with some mixed up[ wintery weather.