by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 April 3, 2014.
Here are the reports:
April 3 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf Individual lots sold are sorted and averaged by type and quality.
History of Selected Lots 2013-2014.pdf A summary of past 4 years and individual auctions so far this year.
Graph 2001 to 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf A line graph of for average from each sale 2001 to 2014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV.
As noted before, think carefully about averages.
The graphs might show a little up-turn in the market as we sometimes do in the spring as on-farm supplies run lower and first crop hay harvest is a ways off yet. You can do your own thinking about that. It was a wintery weather day on April 3 as you headed east from Sauk Center to the Wisconsin border.
"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.http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/LSMNpubs