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Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary May 1, 2014

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

marte011@umn.edu 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 May 1, 2014.

Check "Continue Reading" for all the information.

Here are the reports:

May 1 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf Auction  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, which are sometimes calculated from a wide range of numbers.  

Alfalfa Harvest Alert Scissors Cut Project - Plans are being made for this project in the Central MN area again this year. Article attached:
Alfalfa Harvest Alert Project 2014 News.pdf

MARKET REPORTS

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

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/forage/pubs/04_19_13_Hay_Market_Report.pdf

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

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/LSMNpubs

The National Ag Statistics 2013 Hay Production and Yield Reports for Minnesota have been posted on the website now. Go to http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Minnesota/Publications/County_Estimates

Stearns County produced the largest amount of Alfalfa Hay. Morrison County produced the largest amount of "Other Dry Hay" (grass hay for all practical purposes.

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