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Sauk Centre Hay Auction 10/07/2010

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
A small number of loads sold at the October 7 Auction. Click on SC Hay Auction 10 07 2010.pdf to see a report on hay lots sold based on groups sorted by hay type, bale package and 25 RFV points. There was 1 load of large round straw bales.

You can check more hay market information by going to
http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/LSMNpubs.
Select "hay" in the middle of the page. I like the East River South Dakota Market as another close by "dairy" market perspective.

You can also go to http://www.haylist.umn.edu to post "hay for sale" or "wanted to buy" and to find links to other hay exchanges.


Again, small numbers of lots may not good average for establishing hay market trends. I was not at this auction, but in looking at the numbers, would expect the "good physical condition hay vs. weathered hay" factor was present. I'd guess a lot of growers and buyers are taking advantage of very good weather for doing other work: making hay, chopping corn silage, harvesting beans and corn and hauling manure.

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