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
Some other events to watch for information about are:
a. Ag Professionals Research Updates January 8-17
b. Minnesota Organic Conference January 10-11-12 at Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud
c. Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference January 16-17-18 at Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud
d. Leader MN Forage Meeting January 22
e. East Central Irrigators and Benton Sherburne Corn Growers at Duelm on January 23
Irrigator's Association of MN state meeting on February 21 in Sauk Centre
State Corn and Soybean Growers Conference January 27-29 at Mankato
f. Private Pesticide Applicator permit renewal workshop in Litchfield January 22
g. Private Pesticide Applicator permit renewal workshop in Holdingford January 24
h. Private Pesticide Applicator permit renewal workshop in Little Falls January 29
i. Private Pesticide Applicator permit renewal workshop in Belgrade January 31
j. Private Pesticide Applicator permit renewal workshop in Litchfield January 22
k. More PPA workshops will be held in February
All PPA workshops and testing information at http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides