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 13, 2020

21 Loads

Today’s sale brought a smaller run.  Market was on a light test, a little stronger more on grass than on alfalfa, with quality that varied and was generally lacking.  **  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

3x4   45460  82.50

lgrd  43640 110.00

 

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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 police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But officer,” the man began, “I can explain.”

“Just be quiet” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”

“But officer, I just wanted to say…”

“And I said to keep quiet!  You’re going to jail!”

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”

“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

 

 

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!”

Monday January 13, 2020

21 Loads

Today’s sale brought a smaller run.  Market was on a light test, a little stronger more on grass than on alfalfa, with quality that varied and was generally lacking.  **  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

3x4   52980  60.00 TOPS

 

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  44740  72.50

lgrd  47740  70.00

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-1

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  18980  65.00

** A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But officer,” the man began, “I can explain.”

“Just be quiet” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”

“But officer, I just wanted to say…”

“And I said to keep quiet!  You’re going to jail!”

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”

“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

 

 

Monday January 13, 2020

21Loads

Today’s sale brought a smaller run.  Market was on a light test, a little stronger more on grass than on alfalfa, with quality that varied and was generally lacking.  **  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  53740 160.00 2nd

lgrd  49680 145.00 3rd

lgrd  53950 135.00 1st

lgrd  40740 130.00

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd   1300 135.00   

lgrd  49840 135.00   

lgrd  41600 132.50   

lgrd  52520 132.50   

lgrd  49760 132.50   

lgrd  46240 132.50   

lgrd  40720 132.50   

lgrd  47240 130.00   

lgrd  51860 122.50   

lgrd  48120 112.50   

lgrd  36890  92.50   

lgrd  44880  80.00   

lgrd  37800  40.00   

** Winters are fierce in Minnesota where he lives, so the owner of a construction project felt he was doing a good deed when he bought earmuffs for his foreman.  Noticing, however, that the foreman wasn’t wearing the earmuffs even on the coldest snowy day, the project manager asked, “Didn’t you like the earmuffs?”  The foreman said, “They’re a thing of beauty.”  “Why don’t you wear them?”  The project manager said.  The foreman explained, “I was wearing them the first day, and somebody offered to buy me lunch, but I didn’t hear him!  Never again!”