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Sauk Centre Hay Auction Dec 20 2012

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
I am posting three items based on information from the December 20 Hay Auction at Sauk Centre:

Dec 20 2012 SC Hay Auction.pdf ... Lots sold are grouped by bale type, kind of hay and 25 RFV points for alfalfa, and based on protein for grass. Straw and corn stalks are included. Averages are calculated where it seem appropriate.

History of Selected Lots 2012 2013.pdf  ... Average and Range of RFV and prices for Medium Square Alfalfa by 25 RFV points from 101 to 200 RFV for sales so far this year. Grass Hay 5-9% Protein is listed for this year. Medium Square straw is also listed. This also lists season-long average and range values for each of the last 5 years.

Graph 2001 to 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf... Line graph of markets for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 2001 to present time. This year's line is Maroon. Dotted lines indicate where there were not any loads in the group at a sale.

We are working with the Midwest Forage Association to have a Central MN Winter Forage Meeting on Wednesday February 6 at River Station at Richmond. There will be a similar meeting Feb 5 in NE MN at Floodwood and Feb 7 in SE MN Rochester  at Rochester.

Read more for information about some other things coming in January

U of MN Field Crop Trials Bulletin Available

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By Lizabeth Stahl

The University of MN Field Crop Trials Bulletin is now available in print and electronic forms. The new publication, dated January 2013, provides results from U of MN trials conducted in 2012 across the state. The varieties tested are from both public and private breeding programs and include U of MN developed forage, grain, and oilseed crop varieties.

Proceedings from the 2012 University of Minnesota & Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Crop Pest Management Short Course and Trade Show held December 11-13 in Minneapolis are available to be viewed at the Institute for Ag Professionals web site. The proceedings web page includes a listing of abstracts authored by the speakers at the short course and copies of their slide presentations in a PDF format for your review.

Sauk Centre Hay Auction Dec 6 2012

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By Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
I am posting information from the December 6 Hay Auctions at Sauk Centre. The next auction at this site will be on December 20. 

Check previous posting for other sources of hay market information. 

Dec 6 2012 SC Hay Auction.pdf  ... Lots sold are grouped by bale type, kind of hay and 25 RFV points for alfalfa, and based on protein for grass. Straw and corn stalks are included. Averages are calculated where it seem appropriate.

History of Selected Lots 2012 2013.pdf  ... Average and Range of RFV and prices for Medium Square Alfalfa by 25 RFV points from 101 to 200 RFV for sales so far this year. Grass Hay 5-9% Protein is listed for this year. Medium Square straw is also listed. This also lists season-long average and range values for each of the last 5 years.

Graph 2001 to 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf  ... Line graph of markets for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 2001 to present time. This year's line is Maroon. Dotted lines indicate where there were not any loads in the group at a sale.

We are working with the Midwest Forage Association to have a Central MN Winter Forage Meeting on Wednesday February 6 generally in the St. Cloud area. There will be a similar meeting that week in SE MN Rochester and NE MN Cromwell.

Have you ever looked at www.haylist.umn.edu ? Do you have any insight on what seems to limit its use?


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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
   I am posting information from the November 1 and 15 Hay Auctions at Sauk Centre. 
   Look at averages carefully, considering the number of loads and range of values that make up the average.
   Check extra reading for other sources of hay market information. 

Nov 1 2012 SC Hay Auction.pdf  Lots sold are grouped by bale type, kind of hay and 25 RFV points for alfalfa, and based on protein for grass. Averages are calculated where it seem appropriate.

Nov 15 2012 SC Hay Auction.pdf  Same Format as Previous 

History of Selected Lots 2012 2013.pdf  Average and Range of RFV and prices for Medium Square Alfalfa by 25 RFV points from 101 to 200 RFV for sales so far this year. Grass Hay 5-9% Protein is listed for this yMedium Square straw is also listed. This also lists season-long average and range values for each of the last 5 years.

Graph 2001 to 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf Line graph of markets for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 2001 to present time. This year's line is Maroon. Dotted lines indicate where there were not any loads in the group at a sale. The first plot for the 101-125 group was posted Nov 15.

2013 January Research Updates for Ag Professionals

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By Dave Nicolai, Coordinator for the Institute for Ag Professionals

Face the 2013 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 2013 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 2013.  Descriptions of the research update presentations can be viewed at the Institute for Ag Professionals web site.


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