Mitchell, S.D., Auction Brings In Hay From N.D., Elsewhere

Mitchell (S.D.) Livestock Auction officials tell Agweek there’s strong interest in the company’s new hay sales. The auction reports that it had 18 loads of hay on their weekly, Tuesday hay sale on March 26. The company started running for the first time since January. The market is affected by last year’s drought and the lack of local carryover stocks.

“We have more buyers than sellers,” owner Don Stange told Agweek this week. Good, green hay this week was running $240 to $245 per ton, while “ordinary” hay is running $200 to $225. He had three loads out of North Dakota that brought $210,” he said.

For information, contact Stange at 402-316-6125, or at 605-996-6543. Sales are Tuesday at 1 p.m. For details, go to