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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March 2018 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties, Crops Focus, 320-968-5077,

Click on links to items 1 2 3 4

1. March 1, 2018 Summary - All tested loads sold, groups based on hay and bale type and quality. 

2. March 15, 2018 Summary - Same format as 1

3. History of Selected Lots. Averages from recent years, and summer and fall sales so far.

4. Graph of Selected Alfalfa hay groups. The 2017-18 season is the RED line.


UWEX Upper Midwest Summary

USDA Hay Market Reports - Look for “Hay” down the center of the page.

The Sauk Centre (Mid-American) schedule now is 1st and 3rd Thursdays Sept. through May.
The Litchfield (Steffes) auction is on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Look for other crop news here at the Minnesota Crop News Website

I am retiring, so this will likely be my last Hay Auction Posting.

Randy Pepin will be working in this position on an interim basis in Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties while the UM Extension and the counties work through a regular hiring process. Randy has good Extension and other significant ag experience. He can be reached through either of the county offices. His Extension email address is

I am grateful for the opportunity to share this information with you and to work with many of you in a lot of other ways with U of M Extension over the years. I leave this task with thoughts about the opportunities and challenges of 2018. I will always appreciate and hope what is well for farmers and farm families and the agriculture community.

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