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Sauk Centre Hay Auctions Dec 2 & 16, 2010

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By Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
This information is from the Sauk Centre Hay Auctions held on December 2 and 16, 2011. I am posting 4 items here:
SC Hay Auction 12 02 10.pdf  A list of hay lots and bedding materials sold ... grouped by kind of hay and type of bale.
SC Hay Auction 12 16 10.pdf  Same kind of list for Dec 16.
History Selected Lots 2010 2011.pdf   A summary of auctions held so far this year - Medium Square Alfalfa lots with RFV from 101 to 200 listing averages and ranges for RFV and price, also straw.
Graph SC Hay Auction 2001-2011.pdf   A line graph of auction seasons from 2001-2011. The current year is the red line.
Extra reading has a couple comments about the auctions, and some info about coming events. These auctions continue to be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

2011 January Research Updates for Ag Professionals

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By David Nicolai

 

Face the 2011 crop year armed with the latest University of Minnesota research

Each year brings new crop production challenges. As an agricultural professional, keeping up with these new issues is a top priority. At the 2011 University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals, you will find research-based strategies to deal with today's pest, disease, variety, and nutrient recommendations. Presentations and discussions at the update will allow you to visit with experienced university researchers and offer you the opportunity to visit with colleagues to discuss topics of interest to you in your region. You will leave with research-based knowledge and field-tested solutions that will help you in the field for the year 2011.  Descriptions of the research update presentations can be viewed at the Institute for Ag Professionals web site.

Sauk Centre Hay Auction Nov. 18, 2010

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By Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
This information is from the Sauk Centre Hay Auction held on November 18, 2010. Remember averages probably indicate what average hay might sell for. The physical condition of the hay is important along with the lab test.
SC Hay Auction 11 18 10.pdf   A list of all tested lots sold, straw and corn stalks ... grouped by kind of hay, type of bale, 25 RFV points ... with quality and price information.
History Selected Lots 2010 2011.pdf  A summary of auctions held so far this year for medium square alfalfa and straw.
Graph SC Hay Auction 2001 2011.pdf   A line graph, visual attempt to compare prices from year to year, 2001 to now. Remember some points on a graph might represent one or two loads.
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