Skip to main content

Feb. 18 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties, Crop Systems Focus; ph 320-968-5077

I am attaching my summaries from the Feb 18 2016 Sauk Centre Hay auctions and links to other hay market info… and noting workshop reminders.

1. Feb 18 2016 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, Medium Square Alfalfa by 25 RFV groups, 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 1 through Feb. 18

Sauk Centre Mid-American Hay Auctions will be held 1st and 3rd Thursdays through May. The Steffes Auction in Litchfield is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. There are other markets around as well.

Read further for other links to hay market information and coming events.

Look for other crop news at the Minnesota Crop News Website

"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” down the center of the page.


“Nitrogen Smart Workshops” - St. Cloud, Friday March 4, 9 a.m. to Noon, River’s Edge Convention Center, sponsored by Minnesota Corn Growers and Minnesota Agricultural Water Resources Center. Similar workshops will be held at Fergus Falls, Willmar, Crookston, Lamberton, Waseca, Farmington, and Rochester. Location Details can be found at For more information you can also contact Brad Carlson,, 507-389-6745 or Extension Educator Dan Martens in Stearns, Benton and Morrison Counties at 320-968-5077.

“Strategies Dealing with Low Commodity Prices” – Presenters: Regional Extension Dairy Educator Jim Salfer, FSA staff, Veterinarian, Livestock Nutritionist, and Creditor. No charge, coffee and cookies. Questions…call Sarah Roerick, Dairy Profit Team Program 320-761-5502.
        Long Prairie City Hall, Wednesday March 2, 10 a.m. to 12:30.
        Melrose City Offices, Friday March 4, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

“Farm Transfer and Estate Planning” – Wednesday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Cloud Technical College Room 1-439, Door 4. Free and lunch provided with RSVP by March 4. Call Cindy Kantor at 320-308-6641 or email For more information or other questions call FBM instructors Ken Thiesen 302-309-3293 or Jim Molenaar 320-309-3571.

Morning Discussion provided by Dave Goeller, U/Nebraska Deputy Director of the North Central Risk Management Education Center. Afternoon panel: Lee Hanson, attorney, Gray Plant Mooty of St. Cloud; Troy Olson, CPA with Ritters Thompson and Olson of Little Falls; Chad Van Beck, Senior Commercial Lender at Central MN Credit Union; Bill Januszewski, Alexandria Farm Management Instructor; Ted Matthews, Counselor in Farm and Rural Family Communication.

Please prepare for a SAFE spring work season.

Print Friendly and PDF