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Alfalfa Harvest Alert 5-29 and May Hay Auctions

Nathan Drewitz, Local Extension Educator-Crops, Stearns, Benton, and Morrison Counties or (608) 5151-4414

This will be the last samples collected for many of the fields in the program. There will still be a few left on Monday to collect however, many fields in the program are planned for harvest over this weekend.

Below is the Alfalfa Harvest Report for samples collected on May 28th
Alfalfa Harvest Report May 28th

Below is each farm's progress up to samples collected on May 28th
Individual Farm Progress 2020

Keeping up with local hay prices is also important for livestock producers along with monitoring hay quality. The Mid-American Hay Auction in Sauk Centre, MN provides an excellent opportunity to get a glimpse of what current hay prices are for the region. That hay auction information is organized, summarized, and is listed below.

Click the links below for the results of the May 2020 Hay Auctions
May 7th, 2020
May 21st, 2020

Click the links below to view the summaries of the auction's history.
Graphs of Hay Lots 2011-2020
History of Selected Lots 2010-2020

For more hay auction information and prices:
UWEX Hay Market Report
USDA Hay Market Report
Both links provide hay market reports from around the country.

The Mid-American Hay Auction is the 1st and 3rd Thursday, September through May. If you are interested in receiving regular updates on the Alfalfa Harvest Alerts and Sauk Centre Hay Auctions please contact Nathan Drewitz.
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