University of Minnesota Extension
www.extension.umn.edu
612-624-1222
Menu Menu

Extension > Minnesota Crop News > December 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Dec. 17 2015 SC Hay Auction Summary

By Dan Martens, U of M Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties, marte011@umn.edu

I am listing links to view my summary of the Dec 17 Sauk Centre Hay auction and other hay markets and crop news.

1. Dec 17, 2015 Summary - All loads sold, grouped and averaged based on bale and hay or bedding type.

2. History of Selected Lots - averages for recent years, and each sale so far this year, Alfalfa, Grass Hay 5-9% Protein, Straw

3. Graph - Medium Square Groups from RFV 101-200. The Red Line is for the 2015-16 market Oct Through Dec 17.

NOTE: Some of the bouncing might be because of some variation in physical condition of some the hay in these groups at some sales, especially where small numbers of loads are sold. There can be other factors.

d

Monday, December 14, 2015

Dec 3 2015 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary

By Extension Educator Dan Martens, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
marte011@umn.edu

I am listing links to view my summary information from the Dec 3 2015 Sauk Centre Hay auctions and other hay markets and crop news.

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.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Corn silage trial results and criteria for hybrid selection

by Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Agronomist

Few agronomic decisions for corn silage production are as important as hybrid selection. Results from the 2015 University of Minnesota corn silage performance trials are available at: http://www.maes.umn.edu/sites/maes.umn.edu/files/2015_corn_silage_final.pdf.

When selecting hybrids, it is best to choose those that perform well over multiple locations in a region. Consistent performance over multiple locations with different soil and weather conditions is critical because next year’s growing conditions are uncertain.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nov 5 & 19 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summaries

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties - marte011@umn.edu

I am listing links to view my summary information from the Nov 5 and 19 Sauk Centre Hay auctions and other hay market and crop news notes.

1. Nov 5, 2015 Summary - All loads sold, grouped and averaged based on bale and hay or bedding type.

2. Nov 19, 2015 Summary – Same kind of Info as no.1

3. History of Selected Lots - averages for recent years, and each sale so far this year, Grass Hay 5-9% Protein, Straw

4. Graph - of Medium Square Groups from RFV 101-200. The Red Line is for the last year. For June through November, the black vertical line represents range in prices.
  • © Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy