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Sauk Centre July Hay Summary and Events

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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

1.      July 10 Hay Auction Results

2.      Dairy Tours / Workshop August 14 and 19


Continue Reading for Links to reports, Farm Event News Releases


July 10 2014 SC Hay Auction.pdf Individual lots sold are sorted and averaged by type and quality.

With a limited number of loads for some groups, consider averages carefully.

History of Selected Lots 2013-2014.pdf Now includes averages and ranges for selected groups through the year, listed first along with previous 4 years on the first page and again on the last page. The season long average is calculated for the auctions from October through May.   

Graph 2001 to 2014 SC Hay Auction plus July.pdf  A line graph of for average from each sale 2001 to 2014 for Medium Square Alfalfa groups from 101 to 200 RFV. The June and July marks are spotted on the right side of the graph with a red and green dots accordingly.



"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.



A.    Stearns Dairy Facility Tour - Rohe Dairy north of Freeport

 Thursday, August 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Features calf facility built August 2012, Lely automatic feeders, Dr. Marcia Endres to discuss studies on calf feeders, Dr. Riki Sorge on low stress cattle handling - "better than rodeos."

News Release Rohe Tour.pdf


B.     Dairy Nutrient Management Farm Workshop - Schefers Dairy north of Paynesville

Tuesday, August 19, 10:30 to 12:30 then lunch.

Features Schefers experience with crop nutrient management; Randy Pepin - managing farm soil phosphorus levels; Jose Hernandez - manure value, Mark Lefebvre - MN Water Certification Program in Sauk River Watershed; tour of facilities.

News Release Schefers Farm Workshop.pdf


C.     Call Extension Educators Emily Wilmes at Stearns County Office 320-255-6169 / 800-450-6171 or Dan Martens at Benton County Office 320-968-5077 / 800-964-4929 for more information.


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