Two weeks from today, December 2nd & 3rd at the Divots Conference Center in Norfolk, is the 2014 Mid-America Forage Expo. The Mid-America Forage Expo is designed especially for forage producers, livestock/dairy producers and others involved in forage production, purchasing, hay feeding or processing. There will be two days jam-packed with information, education and innovation—all focused on helping forage and livestock producers improve production, performance and profitability. A trade show featuring nearly 75 exhibitors and a fundraising auction are included. The Mid-America Forage Expo is sponsored by the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association and you do not need to be a member to attend.
Admission to the Expo is free of charge but the dinner and entertainment Tuesday evening featuring the Peterson Farm Bros. of Kansas will be $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Seating is limited so register early at alfalfaexpo.com
Hay activity has picked up due to the recent weather change. Prices for large squares range from $180 to 270; small squares $280 to 340; large rounds $80 to 130; grass in large rounds $65 to 90; and cornstalks in large round bales are at $50 to 75. These prices are priced per ton at the stack and are actual sales reported by members of the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association.