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Hay Auction June 7, 2018

by Randy Pepin, UMN Extension Educator, Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Counties or (320) 333-1369

Keeping up with current hay prices is important for most livestock farmers. We calculate price averages, quality averages, and the corresponding ranges of the various hay lots from recent hay auctions in Sauk Centre, MN. We also keep an updated history of recent years of some selected hay lots and create graphs of four different quality types of medium square alfalfa bales. This is posted every month, about a week after the last auction of the month.

Sauk Centre Hay Auctions: Summaries June 7, 2018

Hay Auction 6-7-18 - All tested loads sold, groups based on hay, bale type. & quality.

Selected Lots History 6-7-18 - Averages from recent years, 2018 winter and spring sales through June.

Graphs Selected Lots - Four quality types of medium square alfalfa hay bales. The 2017-18 season is the RED line.


Smaller auction than the fall/winter/spring season but still sales movement.  Price/ton fell off from June as would be expected with a good first crop harvested.

Other Hay Auction Information

UWEX Upper Midwest Summary - Wisconsin Hay Report

USDA Hay Market Reports - Various auctions around the country.

The Sauk Centre, MN (Mid-American) hay auction schedule is the 1st and 3rd Thursdays September through May. During summer: first Thursdays in June, July, and August.

The Litchfield, MN (Steffes) auction is on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays September through May.  During Summer: Tuesdays June 12, July 17, and August 14.
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