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Nov 3 2016 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary

by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Crop Production Emphasis, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties, 320-968-5077, 1-800-964-4929

Here are links to my summaries following the Nov. 3, 2016 Sauk Centre Hay Auction and other market and event information.

1. Nov 3 2016 Summary by groups based on hay and bale type and quality

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

3. Graph of Selected Alfalfa hay groups.
The 2016-17 season is the RED line now. 

Read more for other market information, events, other items.

Physical quality differences for a small number of loads can have a significant effect on averages.

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. 

Read more for other market

WINTER FORAGE MEETINGS with MFA (Midwest Forage Association)
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.

Check the Minnesota Crop News Website here for other current crop information and events

With rain/snow mix forecast at the end of the week, please continue to be deliberate about SAFETY with work you might be pushing to get done this week.

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