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Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary Dec 19, Jan 2, 2014

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by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties by phone if a local call to Foley 968-5077 or 1-800-964-4929

This information is for the Sauk Centre Hay Auction held on Dec. 19, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014.

Consider averages carefully when they are based on a limited number of entries, or wide range of numbers. NOTE the two averages calculated for Large Round Alfalfa 126 to 150 RFV for the December 19 sale - with and without Lot 972.

Dec 19 2013 SC Hay Auction.pdf  Individual lots sold, sorted and averaged by type and quality.

Jan 2 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf

History of Selected Lots 2013-2014.pdf A summary of past 4 years and individual auctions this year.  

Graph 2001 to 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf  A line graph of for average from each sale 2001 to 20014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV. Where sale lots are limited, lines might not mean much.

Regional Forage Workshops: At Floodwood Feb 4; Royalton in Central MN Feb 5 Caledonia Feb 6. The program varies some for each site. More infomation below. Flyers and registration available within the next couple of days. Keynote Speaker: Marvin Hall, Penn State

Read more for related information and info about coming events


"Weekly Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest" that is put together by Ken Barnett, UW Extension.


 USDA Hay Market Reports - Click on Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News, then look for Hay.

Click on "Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News"

Click on "Hay" in the middle of the page... and then select market locations that look useful to you.


The MFA Forage Symposium will be held January 21-22 at Wisconsin Dells. Check This is a joint conference with the custom manure applicators and custom farm equipment operators.


Local Forage Associations are working MFA on winter forage meetings that will be held in

NE MN at Floodwood NW of Duluth Feb 4

Central MN at Royalton north of St. Cloud on Feb 5

SE MN near Rochester on Feb 6

Pre-registration should be open by Monday Jan 12 at the Midwest Forage Association Website or call 651-484-3888



February 18-19, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud MN

Get more information at by way of website search for "Minnesota Conservation Tillage Conference 2014" or check recent MN Crop News posting here.


January 15

Beginning Grower Workshop

Running a CSA Farm

Farm Financial Records

January 16 & 17 - MAIN CONFERENCE

Contact Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association at for detailed information.



New Test Materials available at County Extension Offices after January 1, 2014

Many workshop locations around the state, including

January 17, Paynesville, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 PM at American Legion

            Call Paynesville Coop to RSVP lunch afterwards 320-243-4982

January 23, Elrosa, 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Bucky's Bar

January 28, Little Falls, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Morrison Co. Gov. Center

            Bring $5 for pizza or pack a lunch

February 12, Albany, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Albany Bowling Center

            Call CentraSota at 320-548-3245 to RSVP for lunch break

February 13, Buffalo, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wright Co. Courthouse

February 21, Foley City Hall, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

For more information check about other sites and options around Minnesota



February 20 at Freeport Community Center

Benton Sherburne Corn Growers and East Central Irrigation Meeting January 28 in Duelm


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Jeffrey Friese said:

Interested in forage and irrigation workshops

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