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Sauk Centre Hay Auction Jan. 3 2013

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By Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
I am posting three items based on information from the January 3 2013 Hay Auction at Sauk Centre.

Jan 3 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf ... A list of all tested hay lots and bedding materials sold... grouped by kind of hay, bale type, RFV in 25 point groups for alfalfa and by protein for grass.. cost per pound of dry matter and cost per RFV point are calculated.

History of Selected Lots 2012 2013.pdf ... Average and range of RFV values and prices for Medium Square Alfalfa in 25 RFV groups from 101-200 RFV. This include average for each of the last 4 years and for each auction so far this year. Medium Square Straw is also listed.

Graph 2001 to 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf ... Line graph for average price of Medium Square Alfalfa by 25 RFV groups. Dotted lines indicate where sales did not have hay in that group.

Read more... for information about:
Winter Forage Workshops: Feb 5 at Floodwood in NE MN;  Feb 6 at Richmond in Central MN; and Feb 7 at Rochester in SE MN
MFA Wisconsin Forage Symposium Jan 21-13 at Wisconsin Dells
Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
Minnesota Milk Producers Dairy Management Workshops Feb 5 at St. Joseph; Feb 6 at Rochester.

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