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Jan. 18 & Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary

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

This is a catch up effort. I'm listing the January 18 Summary, History and Graph and then also listing links to a few recent auction that I have not posted for the late fall season. I am including a couple of related notes and resources.

Click on individual items to see the.

1. Jan. 18 2018 Summary- All tested loads sold, groups based on hay and bale type and quality.
2. History of Selected Lots. Averages from recent years, and summer and fall sales so far.
3. Graph of Selected Alfalfa hay groups.
           The 2017-18 season is the RED line.

MFA Winter Forage Workshops are being planned again for:
      SE MN January 30- St. Charles Community Center
      Central MN January 31- Shady's Tavern in Albany
      NE MN February 1 - The Event Center in Floodwood

Featuring: EV THOMAS
  • Retired Forage Agronomist with Cornell University and Crop Production manager for the Miner Agricultural Research Institute 
  • Writes occasionally for Hoard’s Dairyman
  • Consulting work with Oak Point Agronomics
  • Offers Practical, Interesting, Engaging Discussion
Topic vary some at each site, but all include forage topics that are relevant to the area.
Check MFA at for flyers with more detail. Click on "Tour de Forage box.

UWEX Upper Midwest Summary

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

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 for current issues and information about conferences and workshops in the winter season. 

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