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October 20 2016 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary

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

I am listing links here for my summaries following the October 20, 2016 Sauk Centre Hay Auction and a Land Rent Workshop Schedule.

1. Oct 20 2016 Summary by groups based on type, bale and quality

2. History of Selected Lots - Shows Averages for each of last 6 years, including the 2015/2016 

3. Graph of Selected Alfalfa hay groups.
    I reset my graphs starting in October to match what I’ve graphed in previous years.
    The 2016-17 season is the RED line now.

4. Land Rent Workshop Schedule 
    Offered by Extension Ag Business Management Staff in November and December. You can check     the MN Crop News Website listed below for a little more information. No RSVP required and no       registration fee that I know of.

It sometimes takes getting into November/December to have a better picture of any hay market trends.

The Sauk Centre Hay Auctions continue now through May with sales on the 1st an 3rd Thursday.

The Steffes Auction is held in Litchfield on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

There are others.

NE MN Jan. 31 at Floodwood, Central MN Feb. 1, SE MN Feb 2 Rochester

"Weekly Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest" that is put together by Richard Halopka, UW Extension.

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

Look for other crop news at the Minnesota Crop News Website

It looks like harvest season weather and field conditions in many areas still require considerable patience, persistence, and always SAFETY FIRST.

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