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Sept 21 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary

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

Links are listed for summaries of Sauk Centre hay auction information for September 21.

1. Sept 21, 2017 Summary - All tested loads sold, groups based on hay and bale type and quality.

2. History of Selected Lots NOW INCLUDES AVERAGES FOR SEPT 2016 through MAY 2017, along with previous years.

3. Graph of Selected Alfalfa hay groups.

The 2016-17 season is the RED line. I'll start a new Line in October.

I’m marking Summer and September with a VERTICAL LINE indicating high, low, average.

SMALLER LOAD NUMBERS MAY NOT REPRESENT THE MARKET AS WELL. Compare to other market information. Remember your livestock and crop budgets are the key to what you pay or accept for hay.

MFA Winter Forage Workshops are being planned again for:
SE MN January 30
Central MN January 31
      If you have suggestions for topics or speakers, please let me know.
NE MN February 1


UWEX Upper Midwest Summary

USDA Hay Market Reports - Look for “Hay” down the center of the page.
I usually also look at the reports from East River SD (USDA Survey), Pipestone MN market, Rock Valley IA market (SE of Sioux Falls), Corsica South Dakota (SW of Sioux Falls).

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

Please be deliberate about SAFETY with WET Field Conditions.

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