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Nov 17 2016 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary

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

I am listing links to my summaries from Nov 17 Sauk Centre Hay Auction, and other information, event and date reminders.

1. Nov 17, 2016 Summary - All tested loads sold, groups based on hay and bale type and quality

2. History of Selected Lots - Shows Oct to May averages for each of last 6 years, including the 2015/2016 season, along with select groups for this years auctions.

3. Graph of Selected Alfalfa hay groups.

The 2016-17 season is the RED line now.
I’d guess for the 176-200 RFV average for Nov. 17, with 2 loads selling at $70 and $115, at least the $70 load is skewed by some physical quality issues. Above 200 RFV, a load at 201 RFV sold for $150 and a load at 221 RFV sold for $125.

The Sauk Centre Hay Auctions continue now through May with sales on the 1st and 3rd Thursday.
The Steffes Auction is held in Litchfield on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
There are others.

MIDWEST DAIRY EXPO, St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center
November 30-December 2
Go to for more information.

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 here at the Minnesota Crop News Website


Dec. 9, Friday, 9-11:30 a.m. Extension Land Rent Workshop at Morrison Co Gov Center, Little Falls

Dec 9, Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Extension Land Rent workshop at Foley City Hall

Other rent meetings, check at

Dec 13, Tuesday, 6 p.m. Extension Cattle Feeders Day, Hub Supper Club, Burtrum, $30 at the door and $15 for addition people from the same farm, call Nicole at 320-235-0726 or website search “Minnesota Extension Beef” for info and pre-registration discount.

Please make SAFETY a priority as we adjust to different weather patterns. Some reports indicate that starting Tuesday or Wednesday next week, we’ll start to get some single digit lows.

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