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Thursday July 29, 2021
105 Loads

Alfalfa sold steady to slightly stronger today. Grass was steady to slightly weaker. Bedding remained about the same from last week.

We now have the option available for you to buy select loads of hay through our website. The loads can be viewed on our website under the “Hay for Sale” tab.

 

 

-----Mixed- 3-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON 

3x4   48940 100.00   

lgrd  45160 180.00   

lgrd  43240 130.00   

 

----STRAW-7---

SIZE    LBS  $/TON 

lgrd  33080 107.50

lgrd  33040 107.50

lgrd  28540 100.00

lgrd  33580  97.50

lgrd  34740  92.50

lgrd  36980  92.50

lgrd  37660  75.00

--CORNSTALKS-21----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  26460  55.00

lgrd  45500  52.50

lgrd  42460  50.00

lgrd  42100  50.00

lgrd  44160  50.00

lgrd  33020  50.00

lgrd  44300  50.00

lgrd  42620  50.00

lgrd  43260  50.00

lgrd  42440  47.50

lgrd  47020  47.50

lgrd  43400  47.50

lgrd  49460  47.50

lgrd  44860  47.50

lgrd  28960  47.50

lgrd  49180  45.00

lgrd  33820  45.00

lgrd  47340  45.00

lgrd  28010  45.00

lgrd  28980  42.50

lgrd  10620  40.00

 

I sing at many funerals, and was recently asked by a funeral director to perform at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends so the service was to be at a countryside cemetery. I was not familiar with the area and I got lost. I arrived an hour late and the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I apologized for my late arrival. I went to the graveside and looked down. The vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I began to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family or friends. I sang like I’ve never sang before. As I sang and played “Amazing Grace,” the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my keyboard and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I’ve never seen nothing’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.” Apparently I’m still lost…

Thursday July 29, 2021
105 Loads

Alfalfa sold steady to slightly stronger today. Grass was steady to slightly weaker. Bedding remained about the same from last week.

We now have the option available for you to buy select loads of hay through our website. The loads can be viewed on our website under the “Hay for Sale” tab.

 

 

------ALFALFA-31------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   56540 245.00 2nd

3x3   49900 200.00 3rd

3x3   40340 170.00 2nd

3x4   53060 202.50 1st

3x4   49880 197.50 2nd

3x4   50260 195.00 2nd

3x4   52280 195.00 2nd

3x4   53300 187.50 2nd

3x4   50780 180.00 2nd

lgrd  11600 205.00 1st

lgrd  65360 205.00   

lgrd  66240 205.00 1st

lgrd  50240 205.00 3rd

lgrd  37480 197.50 1st

lgrd  48160 197.50 1st

lgrd  55100 197.50 2nd

lgrd  48280 195.00   

lgrd  53340 195.00 1st

lgrd  31160 192.50 1st

lgrd  46720 192.50 2nd

lgrd  20140 190.00 3rd

lgrd  27860 190.00 2nd

lgrd  50060 190.00 2nd

lgrd  49140 190.00 1st

lgrd  50080 187.50 2nd

lgrd  43500 187.50 2nd

lgrd  53700 185.00   

lgrd  42960 182.50 2nd

lgrd  30100 180.00 1st

lgrd  30260 175.00 1st

lgrd  50180  85.00   

-------GRASS-44----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x3   21560 167.50

lgrd  39820 185.00   

lgrd  34160 180.00   

lgrd  25160 175.00   

lgrd  52240 167.50   

lgrd  44680 165.00   

lgrd  49040 165.00   

lgrd  53920 165.00   

lgrd  45580 162.50   

lgrd  45900 162.50   

lgrd  41560 160.00   

lgrd  42220 160.00   

lgrd  49560 157.50   

lgrd  43660 157.50   

lgrd  47040 157.50   

lgrd  52740 155.00   

lgrd  53040 155.00   

lgrd  47280 155.00   

lgrd  46220 152.50   

lgrd  48680 150.00   

lgrd  55200 150.00   

lgrd  55160 150.00   

lgrd  46540 150.00   

lgrd  45380 150.00   

lgrd  40680 147.50   

lgrd  44560 147.50   

lgrd  36040 145.00   

lgrd  35640 145.00   

lgrd  48800 142.50   

lgrd  53800 142.50   

lgrd  20080 140.00   

lgrd  48980 140.00   

lgrd  53780 140.00   

lgrd  48700 135.00   

lgrd  52080 132.50   

lgrd  46980 132.50   

lgrd  45980 125.00   

lgrd  50900 122.50

lgrd              122.50   

lgrd  47620 110.00   

lgrd  50520 105.00   

lgrd  51360  87.50

lgrd               65.00

lgrd               62.50  

I sing at many funerals, and was recently asked by a funeral director to perform at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends so the service was to be at a countryside cemetery. I was not familiar with the area and I got lost. I arrived an hour late and the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I apologized for my late arrival. I went to the graveside and looked down. The vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I began to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family or friends. I sang like I’ve never sang before. As I sang and played “Amazing Grace,” the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my keyboard and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I’ve never seen nothing’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.” Apparently I’m still lost…

Thursday July 22, 2021
92 Loads

The market was called weaker today and the general quality was not real great. Cornstalks sold steady and straw sold a little weaker.

We now have the option available for you to buy select loads of hay through our website. The loads can be viewed on our website under the “Hay for Sale” tab.

 

 

------Cornstalks- 14-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  37380  55.00

lgrd  33980  55.00

lgrd  36860  55.00

lgrd  42940  55.00

lgrd  42760  52.50

lgrd  36820  52.50

lgrd  43000  52.50

lgrd  43880  52.50

lgrd  49320  50.00

lgrd  49800  50.00

lgrd  49540  50.00

lgrd  48180  47.50

lgrd  51480  45.00

lgrd  50280  45.00

 

----Mixed Hay-2----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  62040 162.50   

lgrd  13220 150.00 3rd

 

---Straw-9---

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x3   34120 110.00

3x3   35860  92.50

3x4   59380 105.00

lgrd  32540 110.00

lgrd  33080 110.00

lgrd  32220 102.50

lgrd  37680  97.50 wheat hay

lgrd  36900  95.00 wheat hay

lgrd  36840  95.00 wheat hay

 

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would tell his wife, “Esther, I’d like to ride in the helicopter.” Esther always replied, “I know Morris, but that ride is fifty dollars and fifty bucks is fifty bucks.”  One year Esther and Morris went to the fair and Morris said, “Esther, I’m 85 years old. I am going to ride that helicopter before I never get the chance.” To that replied, “Morris, fifty bucks is fifty bucks.” The pilot overheard their conversation and said, “I’ll make you folks a deal. I will take both of you on a ride. If you can stay quiet the entire time, I will give you the ride for free. But if you say one word, its fifty dollars.” Morris and Esther agreed and they went up. The pilot did all sorts of tricks and fancy maneuvers, but not a word. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but not a peep. When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, “By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed.” Morris replied, “Well, to tell you the truth,  I almost said something when Esther fell out, but ya know, fifty bucks is fifty bucks.”

Thursday July 22, 2021
92 Loads

The market was called weaker today and the general quality was not real great. Cornstalks sold steady and straw sold a little weaker.

We now have the option available for you to buy select loads of hay through our website. The loads can be viewed on our website under the “Hay for Sale” tab.

 

 

------ALFALFA-44------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   52320 180.00 2nd

3x3   46500 162.50 2nd

3x3   40340 157.50 2nd

3x3   43420 155.00 2nd

3x4   52400 195.00 2nd

3x4   54240 192.50 1st

3x4   56080 187.50 2nd

3x4   52440 187.50 2nd

3x4   50460 167.50 1st

3x4   50780 165.00   

3x4   48300 165.00   

3x4   50000 160.00 2nd

3x4   51580 155.00 2nd

3x4   57220 155.00   

3x4   45600 150.00 1st

3x4   45980 150.00 1st

lgrd  54040 212.50 1st

lgrd  57000 200.00 2nd

lgrd  62660 190.00 2nd

lgrd  55040 185.00 1st

lgrd  44380 180.00 1st

lgrd  43300 177.50 1st

lgrd  54080 170.00 1st

lgrd  44080 165.00 1st

lgrd  61340 165.00 2nd

lgrd  52000 162.50 1st

lgrd  52800 162.50 2nd

lgrd 59940  162.50

lgrd  45420 160.00 2nd

lgrd  49160 157.50   

lgrd  30860 157.50   

lgrd  40280 157.50   

lgrd  31460 157.50 1st

lgrd  51680 157.50 1st

lgrd  63960 157.50 1st

lgrd  52480 155.00   

lgrd  30420 152.50   

lgrd  47020 150.00 2nd

lgrd  35900 147.50   

lgrd  34360 147.50   

lgrd  54900 145.00   

lgrd  25440 145.00 

lgrd  28900 145.00 

lgrd  17440  87.50 oats hay

-------GRASS-23----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

smsq   6240 195.00   

3x3   21820 165.00

3x4   51960 155.00   

lgrd  55580 185.00   

lgrd  34080 185.00   

lgrd  52060 180.00   

lgrd  53300 180.00   

lgrd  46440 177.50   

lgrd  48460 175.00   

lgrd  35520 175.00   

lgrd  48140 170.00   

lgrd  46540 167.50   

lgrd  40540 167.50   

lgrd  48960 160.00   

lgrd  18460 155.00   

lgrd  50780 142.50   

lgrd  49440 140.00   

lgrd  49140 140.00   

lgrd  27920 137.50   

lgrd  45800 132.50   

lgrd  14240 125.00   

lgrd  57700 125.00

lgrd   2360   110.00

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would tell his wife, “Esther, I’d like to ride in the helicopter.” Esther always replied, “I know Morris, but that ride is fifty dollars and fifty bucks is fifty bucks.”  One year Esther and Morris went to the fair and Morris said, “Esther, I’m 85 years old. I am going to ride that helicopter before I never get the chance.” To that replied, “Morris, fifty bucks is fifty bucks.” The pilot overheard their conversation and said, “I’ll make you folks a deal. I will take both of you on a ride. If you can stay quiet the entire time, I will give you the ride for free. But if you say one word, its fifty dollars.” Morris and Esther agreed and they went up. The pilot did all sorts of tricks and fancy maneuvers, but not a word. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but not a peep. When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, “By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed.” Morris replied, “Well, to tell you the truth,  I almost said something when Esther fell out, but ya know, fifty bucks is fifty bucks.”