Rock Valley Hay Auction has been selling hay and straw for over 70 years. We sell on average 4500 loads annually. Let our experience in hay and straw marketing work for you.

Auctions are currently Mondays & Thursdays @ 12:30p.m. Monday auctions are held November through April in addition to the year around Thursday sale.

Contact our office if interested or have any questions at 712-476-5541.

Monday January 20, 2020

17 Loads

Today’s sale brought a light test being short on buyers.  The market was also weaker do to people stil digging out.  If you are no longer receiving our newsletter via email, please check your spam folder. We are working to try to resolve this issue.

** A blonde driving a car became lost in a snowstorm.  She didn’t panic however, because she remembered what her dad had once told her.  “If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, just wait for a snow plow to come by and follow it.”  Sure enough, pretty soon a snow plow came by, and she started to follow it.  She followed the plow for about forty-five minutes.  Finally the driver of the truck got out and asked her what she was doing.  And she explained that her dad had told her if she ever got stuck in a snowstorm, to follow a plow.  The driver nodded and said, “Well, I’m done with the Walmart parking lot, do you want to follow me over to Best Buy now?”

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   45460  82.50

lgrd  43640 110.00

 

-----CORNSTALKS-4-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  35480  82.50

lgrd  40340  82.50

lgrd  35480  80.00

lgrd  49800  75.00

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-2

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  40300 155.00

smsq   5770 200.00

** A blonde driving a car became lost in a snowstorm.  She didn’t panic however, because she remembered what her dad had once told her.  “If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, just wait for a snow plow to come by and follow it.”  Sure enough, pretty soon a snow plow came by, and she started to follow it.  She followed the plow for about forty-five minutes.  Finally the driver of the truck got out and asked her what she was doing.  And she explained that her dad had told her if she ever got stuck in a snowstorm, to follow a plow.  The driver nodded and said, “Well, I’m done with the Walmart parking lot, do you want to follow me over to Best Buy now?”

Monday January 20, 2020

17 Loads

Today’s sale brought a light test being short on buyers.  The market was also weaker due to people stil digging out.  If you are no longer receiving our newsletter via email, please check your spam folder. We are working to try to resolve this issue.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  46600 122.50

lgrd  42940 122.50

lgrd  53880 112.50 1st

lgrd  18680  50.00

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  50380 142.50

lgrd   1480 135.00

lgrd  45560 130.00

lgrd  47840 125.00

lgrd  31940 117.50

lgrd  55520 100.00

** A blonde driving a car became lost in a snowstorm.  She didn’t panic however, because she remembered what her dad had once told her.  “If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, just wait for a snow plow to come by and follow it.”  Sure enough, pretty soon a snow plow came by, and she started to follow it.  She followed the plow for about forty-five minutes.  Finally the driver of the truck got out and asked her what she was doing.  And she explained that her dad had told her if she ever got stuck in a snowstorm, to follow a plow.  The driver nodded and said, “Well, I’m done with the Walmart parking lot, do you want to follow me over to Best Buy now?”

Thursday January 16, 2020

55 Loads

Today’s sale brought a lighter buyer attendance with a lower market for alfalfa and grass.  The quality of hay was average and cornstalks sold stronger.

** The Indians asked their Chief in Autumn if the Winter was going to be cold or not.  Not really knowing an answer, the chief replies that the Winter was going to be cold with lots of snow and that the members of the village were to collect wood to be prepared.  Being a good leader, he then went to the next phone booth and called the National Weather Service and asked, “Is this winter to be cold?”  The man on the phone responded, “This Winter is going to be quite cold indeed.”  So the Chief went back to speed up his people to collect even more wood to be prepared.  A week later he called the National Weather Service again, “Is it going to be a very cold winter?”  “Yes,” the man replied, “It’s going to be a very cold winter.”  So the Chief goes back to his people and orders them to go and find every scrap of wood they can find.  Two weeks later he calls the National Weather Service again:  “Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?”  “Absolutely,” the man replies, “The Indians are collecting wood like crazy!”

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   45460  82.50

lgrd  43640 110.00

 

-----CORNSTALKS-4-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  35480  82.50

lgrd  40340  82.50

lgrd  35480  80.00

lgrd  49800  75.00

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-2

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  40300 155.00

smsq   5770 200.00

** The Indians asked their Chief in Autumn if the Winter was going to be cold or not.  Not really knowing an answer, the chief replies that the Winter was going to be cold with lots of snow and that the members of the village were to collect wood to be prepared.  Being a good leader, he then went to the next phone booth and called the National Weather Service and asked, “Is this winter to be cold?”  The man on the phone responded, “This Winter is going to be quite cold indeed.”  So the Chief went back to speed up his people to collect even more wood to be prepared.  A week later he called the National Weather Service again, “Is it going to be a very cold winter?”  “Yes,” the man replied, “It’s going to be a very cold winter.”  So the Chief goes back to his people and orders them to go and find every scrap of wood they can find.  Two weeks later he calls the National Weather Service again:  “Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?”  “Absolutely,” the man replies, “The Indians are collecting wood like crazy!”

 

Thursday January 16, 2020

55 Loads

Today’s sale brought a lighter buyer attendance with the market being lower on alfalfa and grass.  The quality of hay was average and cornstalks sold stronger.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   46800 155.00 4th

3x3   41340 132.50 3rd

3x3   17320 130.00 2nd

lgrd  57360 215.00 4th

lgrd  48990 175.00 2nd

lgrd  21960 160.00 5th

lgrd  46890 140.00 2nd

lgrd  53660 137.50 3rd

lgrd  44020 135.00

lgrd  44100 130.00 2nd

lgrd  49400 130.00 3rd

lgrd  52160 130.00 2nd

lgrd  51200 127.50 3rd

lgrd  49400 117.50 2nd

lgrd  48660 115.00 2nd

lgrd  44940 115.00 1st

lgrd  41800 112.50 1st

lgrd  46640 112.50

lgrd  49360 112.50

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x4   55240 125.00

lgrd  51780 145.00

lgrd  23260 125.00

lgrd  49160 122.50

lgrd  46520 122.50

lgrd  41380 122.50

lgrd  43840 120.00

lgrd  47980 120.00

lgrd  52600 120.00

lgrd  44420 117.50

lgrd  47420 117.50

lgrd  46320 115.00

lgrd  31940 112.60

lgrd  52080 112.50

lgrd  48740 112.50

lgrd  48260 112.50

lgrd  41140 112.00

lgrd  50320 110.00

lgrd  48540 110.00

lgrd  41780 107.50

lgrd  18100 105.00

lgrd  58320 102.50

lgrd  14560 102.50

lgrd  53700 102.50

lgrd  17540 100.00

lgrd  52020  87.50

lgrd  47260  85.00

lgrd  44920  70.00

 

** The Indians asked their Chief in Autumn if the Winter was going to be cold or not.  Not really knowing an answer, the chief replies that the Winter was going to be cold with lots of snow and that the members of the village were to collect wood to be prepared.  Being a good leader, he then went to the next phone booth and called the National Weather Service and asked, “Is this winter to be cold?”  The man on the phone responded, “This Winter is going to be quite cold indeed.”  So the Chief went back to speed up his people to collect even more wood to be prepared.  A week later he called the National Weather Service again, “Is it going to be a very cold winter?”  “Yes,” the man replied, “It’s going to be a very cold winter.”  So the Chief goes back to his people and orders them to go and find every scrap of wood they can find.  Two weeks later he calls the National Weather Service again:  “Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?”  “Absolutely,” the man replies, “The Indians are collecting wood like crazy!”