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By Doug Holen, Dr. Phil Glogoza and Dr. Craig Sheaffer on March 28, 2013

The increasing cost of forages, fearing continued 2012 droughty conditions, and extending the winter season has many producers wondering about the productivity of their hay fields in 2013. While temperatures have been respectively cold this winter, the good news is that an insulating layer of snow has persisted across most of the state for an extended period of time.

Sauk Centre Hay Auction Report March 7, 2013

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties

41 LOADS - That's just the Loads of Large Round Bales-Grass Hay in the 5-9% protein range...41. What a pile of hay!

Prices continue to run strong.

I am posting links to the my summary reports following the March 7, 2013 Hay Auction at Sauk Centre ... should try to get this posted at least one day ahead of the next auction on March 21 - don't ya' think...

Mar 7 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf .... A list of all tested hay lots and bedding material sold... grouped by kind of hay, RFV, and type of bale ... cost per pound of dry matter and per RFV point calculated

History of Selected Lots 2012 2013.pdf... A summary of auctions held since September; Medium Square Alfalfa 101 to 200 in 25 RFV point groups, bedding material, round grass bales protein 5-9

Graph 2001 to 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf ... A line grahp of Auction seasons since 2001

The next auction at Sauk Centre is on March 21.

Sauk Centre Hay Auction Report Feb. 21, 2013

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
I am posting links to the following reports following the Feb. 21, 2013 Hay Auction at Sauk Centre.

Feb 21 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf .... A list of all tested hay lots and bedding material sold... grouped by kind of hay, RFV, and type of bale ... cost per pound of dry matter and per RFV point calculated

History of Selected Lots 2012 2013.pdf ... A summary of auctions held since September; Medium Square Alfalfa 101 to 200 in 25 RFV point groups, bedding material, round grass bales protein 5-9

Graph 2001 to 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf ... A line grahp of Auction seasons since 2001

The next auction at Sauk Centre is on March 7

Read further about Workshops coming up:
1. Capturing $Value of Manure Nutrients and Alfalfa N Credits
    Little Falls March 8, Foley March 19, Melrose March 20

2. Forage for U - featuring Dan Undersander, Wisconsin Extension Forage Specialist
    Fergus Falls March 19, Hutchinson March 20, Rushford March 21

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