ATTENTION: WE ARE CURRENTLY HAVING THURSDAY AUCTIONS. WE HAVE HAY FOR SALE PRIVATE TREATY ON OUR WEBSITE. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE "HAY FOR SALE" TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. 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 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.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
45 loads


We had good buyer interest today due to the holiday schedule and extreme cold. We had a little lighter run, but the quality was generally very good. We have been having good demand with our small sales and extreme cold and plan to see more hay soon.

WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY SALES, IN ADDITION TO OUR THURSDAY SALES, THROUGH THE END OF APRIL.


ALFALFA: 12

SIZE  BALES   $/Ton Cut
smsq 22            4.75  2nd

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
smsq 2440 170.00 4th
smsq 2250 14.00 1st
lgrd    53620 150.00 2nd
lgrd    61860 145.00 2nd
lgrd    52840 145.00 3rd
lgrd    47560 137.50 3rd
lgrd    51820 135.00 1st
lgrd    19160 130.00 2nd
lgrd    52120 127.50 3rd
lgrd    53220 127.50 2nd
lgrd    53340 117.50 1st

GRASS: 26

SIZE  LBS     $/Ton
lgrd   21620 155.00
lgrd   52480 145.00
lgrd   42860 145.00
lgrd   54020 142.50
lgrd   53160 140.00
lgrd   49780 137.50
lgrd   46740 137.50
lgrd   48700 137.50
lgrd   42420 135.00
lgrd   51240 135.00
lgrd   53860 135.00
lgrd   45660 135.00
lgrd   43020 135.00
lgrd   50720 135.00
lgrd   20860 132.50
lgrd   50760 132.50
lgrd   48340 130.00
lgrd   41180 125.00
lgrd   48040 122.50
lgrd   32700 120.00
lgrd   38680 120.00
lgrd   16960 117.50
lgrd   48240 115.00
lgrd   53980 115.00
lgrd   40920 115.00
lgrd   41180 95.00


*Winter weather warning:
Southerners: advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
Northerners: you will need your big coat.

*Friends- Please be careful! New Year*s Eve I went to a party. I had a few beers, followed by a few cocktails, followed by a few shots. I still had the sense to know that I was over the limit. That*s when I decided to do what I have never done before: I took a cab home. Sure enough, there was a police roadblock on the way home, and since it was a cab, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without
incident. This was both a great relief and a surprise because I had never driven a cab before. I don*t even know where I got it from, and now that it is in my garage, I don*t know what to do with it.

Monday, January 8, 2018
50 loads


Market was called generally steady to Thursday*s sale. Quality was a littler lower today.

WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY SALES, IN ADDITION TO OUR THURSDAY SALES, THROUGH THE END OF APRIL.


ALFALFA: 17

SIZE   BALES    $/BL Cut
smsq 25            4.75   2nd

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
smsq 14420 145.00 1st
3x3    47000 127.50 2nd
3x3    47880 127.50
lgrd    53760 150.00 2nd
lgrd    39720 140.00 4th
lgrd    44760 135.00 3rd
lgrd    53540 132.50 3rd
lgrd    55700 130.00 3rd
lgrd    54340 130.00 3rd
lgrd    26420 127.50
lgrd    38920 125.00 3rd
lgrd    52620 125.00 2nd
lgrd    54400 122.50 3rd
lgrd                 120.00
lgrd                 120.00
lgrd    37940 112.50 2n d

GRASS: 8

SIZE  LBS      $/Ton
lgrd   152.50
lgrd   51340  145.00
lgrd   43600  127.50
lgrd   127.50
lgrd   42300  125.00
lgrd   57860  125.00
lgrd   125.00
lgrd   45440 1 17.50


~~A farmer took his cross-eyed dog to the vet. The vet picked the dog up to examine him and said, *Sorry, I*m going to have to put him down.* The farmer said *Oh no! It*s not that bad is it?* The vet said, *No, he*s just very heavy.*

~~I hate when people ask me what I will be doing in two years. I don*t have 2020 vision.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
70 loads.


It was a very cold day in the valley. We had decent buyer interest. Market was called steady to a little weaker.

With great sadness, we have to announce that on Monday we lost a great friend and employee of the Rock Valley Hay Auction. Harvey Driesen died Monday afternoon in an accident while delivering a load of cornstalks west of Hudson, SD. Please keep his family in your prayers. We also want to remind everyone to remain cautious as farming can be very dangerous.

WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY AND THURSDAY SALES THROUGH APRIL.


ALFALFA: 34

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
smsq 3020 135.00 3rd
3x3    50200 145.00 2nd
3x3    52980 117.50
3x4    51860 150.00 5th
3x4    42500 147.50
3x4    44800 147.50 3rd
lgrd    53300 145.00 3rd
lgrd    57020 132.50 2nd
lgrd    44600 130.00 1st
lgrd    54400 127.50 3rd
lgrd    55580 127.50 2nd
lgrd    58940 127.50 1st
lgrd    44800 125.00 2nd
lgrd    48040 125.00 2nd
lgrd    36160 125.00 2nd
lgrd    50680 125.00 2nd
lgrd    55940 122.50 1st
lgrd    43900 122.50 1st
lgrd    34580 122.50 4th
lgrd    44880 122.50 1st
lgrd    39480 120.00
lgrd    55720 120.00 1st
lgrd    43620 120.00 2nd
lgrd    11080 120.00 3rd
lgrd    55280 120.00 1st
lgrd    56140 120.00 2nd
lgrd    45540 117.50 1st
lgrd    43500 117.50 3rd
lgrd    44560 115.00 2nd
lgrd    29000 115.00 1st
lgrd    46700 112.50 1st
lgrd    45220 110.00 1st
lgrd    50360 107.50 1st
lgrd    50460 97.50 1st

GRASS: 25

SIZE  LBS      $/Ton
lgrd   45280 145.00
lgrd   43400 145.00
lgrd   49180 145.00
lgrd   46880 135.00
lgrd   43120 117.50
lgrd   41420 117.50
lgrd   39340 117.50
lgrd   46160 115.00
lgrd   45980 115.00
lgrd   44000 112.50
lgrd   58660 110.00
lgrd               110.00
lgrd   43660 107.50
lgrd   48960 107.50
lgrd   52800 105.00
lgrd   50100 105.00
lgrd   39280 102.50
lgrd   58320 102.50
lgrd   50120 102.50
lgrd   46240 100.00
lgrd   44400 97.50
lgrd   47020 97.50
lgrd   53720 95.00
lgrd   50640 95.00
lgrd   48700 92.50


~~I*m not so sure that I believe all of this stuff about genetically modified food being bad for you. I just had a really tasty leg of salmon, and I feel just fine!

~~If seagulls flew over the bay instead of the sea, wouldn*t they be called bagels?

Monday, January 15, 2018
15 loads.


We had a small, very cold sale today. There really was not enough hay here to test the market.

WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY SALES, IN ADDITION TO OUR THURSDAY SALES, THROUGH THE END OF APRIL.


ALFALFA: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
lgrd   46160  125.00 3rd
lgrd   115.00
lgrd   46980  112.50 2nd
lgrd   58740  110.00 4th

GRASS: 5

SIZE  LBS     $/Ton
lgrd   55380 145.00
lgrd   110.00
lgrd   32620 107.50
lgrd   45860 107.50
lgrd   49960 102.50


A blonde called her boyfriend and said, *Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can*t figure it out, or how to get started.*
Boyfriend asked, *What*s it supposed to be when it's finished?*
*According to the box, its supposed to be a tiger,* she said. Her boyfriend decided to go over and help her with the puzzle. She let him in and showed him where she had the puzzle spread all over the table. He studied the pieces for a moment, then looked at the box and said, *First of all, no matter how hard we try, we will never assemble these pieces into anything that resembles a tiger.* He took her hand and said, *Second, I want you to relax. Let*s have a nice cup of hot chocolate and then...* he sighed,......*Let*s put all of these frosted flakes back in the box.*

Thursday, January 18, 2018
97 loads.


We had a large volume today. Alfalfa was $10 lower and grass was called steady to $5 lower. We had a large buyer & seller crowd that was taking advantage of the nice weather.

WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY SALES, IN ADDITION TO OUR THURSDAY SALES, THROUGH THE END OF APRIL.


ALFALFA: 34

SIZE   BALES  $/BL  Cut
smsq  24         2.75   2nd

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
3x3   48700 147.50 4th
3x3   52600 145.00 2nd
3x3   50080 145.00 3rd
3x3   26660 142.50 1st
3x3   52080 137.50 1st
3x3   18480 112.50 1st
lgrd   51900 130.00 1st
lgrd   53420 125.00 2nd
lgrd   50140 120.00 2nd
lgrd   52900 120.00 2nd
lgrd   40440 120.00 4th
lgrd   46360 120.00 2nd
lgrd   49140 115.00 3rd
lgrd   46340 115.00
lgrd   57220 115.00 1st
lgrd   48980 115.00 2nd
lgrd   54900 110.00 3rd
lgrd   56260 110.00 1st
lgrd   44840 110.00 4th
lgrd   45080 110.00 4th
lgrd   25580 107.50 3rd
lgrd   46240 107.50 3rd
lgrd   46580 105.00 1st
lgrd   27900 105.00 1st
lgrd   44880 105.00 3rd
lgrd   46080 105.00 3rd
lgrd   28260 100.00 1st
lgrd   45920 100.00 1st
lgrd   51400 100.00 2nd
lgrd   53620 97.50 3rd
lgrd   32360 97.50 3rd
lgrd   44760 95.00
lgrd   44460 95.00 2nd

GRASS: 46

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3    50920 90.00
3x3    49620 90.00
3x3    5660 60.00
lgrd    56680 140.00
lgrd    56340 135.00
lgrd    51520 132.50
lgrd    39060 127.50
lgrd    47900 125.00
lgrd    46140 122.50
lgrd    37500 122.50
lgrd    51020 120.00
lgrd    41480 117.50
lgrd    46820 117.50
lgrd    30780 117.50
lgrd    52480 115.00
lgrd    51760 115.00
lgrd    41520 115.00
lgrd    46380 115.00
lgrd    54000 115.00
lgrd    21380 110.00
lgrd    43040 110.00
lgrd    58660 110.00
lgrd    50720 110.00
lgrd    49820 107.50
lgrd    44540 107.50
lgrd    46720 105.00
lgrd    59240 105.00
lgrd    46400 105.00
lgrd    46740 105.00
lgrd    46100 105.00
lgrd    49980 102.50
lgrd    48680 102.50
lgrd    41540 100.00
lgrd    46440 100.00
lgrd    20620 95.00
lgrd    43400 95.00
lgrd    48740 95.00
lgrd    52680 92.50
lgrd    12740 92.50
lgrd    44200 92.50
lgrd                92.50
lgrd    35860 90.00
lgrd    48260 90.00
lgrd    34920 87.50
lgrd    51580 87.50
lgrd    6680 75.00


~~When I told my parents over the phone that my husband had the flu, my dad said, * Have you tried euthanasia?* and in the background, my mom yelled, *For the last time, its echinacea!!*

~~I wonder what my parents did to fight boredom before the internet. I asked my 13 brothers and sisters, and they didn*t know either.


Thursday, January 25, 2018
70 loads.


Market was called generally steady with pretty good buyer interest. The quality varied today but was generally ok.

WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY AND THURSDAY SALES THROUGH APRIL.


ALFALFA: 34

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
3x3   18460 140.00 2nd
3x3   27080 127.50 1st
3x4   50320 140.00 2nd
3x4   49160 130.00 2nd
3x4   50860 127.50 3rd
lgrd   58500 152.50 4th
lgrd   50420 145.00 2nd
lgrd   49800 142.50 2nd
lgrd   52600 127.50 4th
lgrd   51740 127.50 1st
lgrd   54440 125.00 2nd
lgrd   50900 125.00 2nd
lgrd   41480 122.50 3rd
lgrd   55800 117.50 2nd
lgrd   48320 117.50 1st
lgrd   36420 115.00 2nd
lgrd   44480 115.00 2nd
lgrd   44040 115.00 2nd
lgrd   52160 110.00
lgrd   55840 110.00 1st
lgrd   58880 110.00 1st
lgrd   43120 107.50 1st
lgrd   47400 107.50 4th
lgrd   43680 107.50 2nd
lgrd   105.00             1st
lgrd   41640 105.00
lgrd   51020 105.00 1st
lgrd   30500 102.50 3rd
lgrd   54880 102.50 2nd
lgrd    51800 102.50
lgrd   52660 100.00 1st
lgrd   53260 100.00 2nd
lgrd   44360 100.00 2nd
lgrd   44760 97.50  3rd

GRASS: 27

SIZE  LBS      $/Ton
3x3   45980 95.00
3x3   45880 92.50
lgrd   56520 145.00
lgrd   44420 142.50
lgrd   37500 135.00
lgrd   48220 132.50
lgrd   49620 127.50
lgrd   48800 127.50
lgrd   49440 127.50
lgrd   52000 125.00
lgrd   46360 125.00
lgrd   51680 122.50
lgrd   21340 115.00
lgrd   53580 115.00
lgrd   49940 112.50
lgrd   47060 112.50
lgrd   12700 110.00
lgrd   33560 110.00
lgrd   32000 110.00
lgrd   50540 110.00
lgrd   49100 110.00
lgrd   54440 107.50
lgrd   51840 107.50
lgrd   44860 107.50
lgrd   51400 102.50
lgrd   21680 100.00
lgrd   18320 97.50


A firefighter was working on his engine outside the station when he noticed a little girl nearby in a little red wagon with little ladders on the side and a garden hose neatly coiled in the middle. The girl was wearing a firefighter*s helmet. The wagon was being pulled by her cat and dog. The fireman walked over to take a closer look.

*That sure is a nice fire-truck* he said.
*Thank you* the girl replied. He took a closer look and noticed that the girl had tied the wagon to the dog*s collar and the cat*s testicles.
*Little partner,* said the fireman, *I don*t want to tell you how to run your rig, but you could probably go faster if you tied the wagon to the cat*s collar instead.*
She said, *You*re probably right sir, but then I wouldn*t have a siren.*


Monday, January 29, 2018
30 loads.


Market was stronger today on a lighter volume of hay. Buyer interest was good today.

WE WILL HAVE MONDAY AND THURSDAY SALES CONTINUING THROUGH APRIL.


ALFALFA: 11

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
3x3   24990 145.00 3rd
lgrd   51300 150.00 2nd
lgrd   51120 145.00 2nd
lgrd   48980 140.00 3rd
lgrd   49120 130.00 1st
lgrd   45220 127.50 1st
lgrd   44580 125.00 2nd
lgrd   48220 125.00 3rd
lgrd   32520 115.00 3rd
lgrd   38660 105.00 3rd
lgrd   52240 97.50 2n d

GRASS: 14

SIZE  LBS     $/Ton
3x3   44880 95.00
lgrd   54380 147.50
lgrd   57880 130.00
lgrd   51600 125.00
lgrd   48300 125.00
lgrd   35480 122.50
lgrd   48120 122.50
lgrd   52020 120.00
lgrd   44780 120.00
lgrd   52500 120.00
lgrd   45960 115.00
lgrd   50900 107.50
lgrd   17400 107.50
lgrd   16520 107.50


Two ladies were walking down the street and walked past a pet shop. There was a parrot sitting near the door on his perch. As the ladies approach, the parrot says,
*Caw.. You*re ugly.* The woman was appalled and asked, *What did you say?*
So the parrot repeated himself *Caw..You*re ugly.*
The woman said, *If you say that again, I*m gonna tell the manager.* Then the women walked away. The next day the women walk past the pet shop again.
*Caw... you*re ugly.* The woman found the manager and told him what the parrot had been saying to her.
*Don*t worry ma'am. I will have a good talking to with him and I promise he will not say that again.* The next day the two women decide to walk past the pet shop just to check. The woman says, *And what do you have to say for yourself?*The parrot gives her an angry look and says, *Oh, you know!*

Thursday, November 30, 2017
87 loads


Market was about $10 off on grass and alfalfa. We had a large supply and beautiful weather today. Not as many calves coming in due to Thanksgiving calls for less demand.

WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY AND THURSDAY SALES THROUGH APRIL.


STRAW: 7

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   31760 112.50
3x3   38260 100.00
3x4   53100 110.00
lgrd   44080 100.00
lgrd   44640 100.00
lgrd   40960 75.00
lgrd   27380 62.50

MIXED: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3 48500 150.00 4th
lgrd 50600 120.00
lgrd 35960 115.00

 

CORNSTALKS: 2

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd 37460 45.00
lgrd 37260 45.00


My grandfather told me that he saw The Titanic and that from the beginning he warned all the people that the boat would sink, but they ignored him. However, they were warned again on several occasions, until they kicked him out of the cinema.

Singing in the shower is all fun and games until you get shampoo in your mouth, then it just becomes a soap opera.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
87 loads


Market was about $10 off on grass and alfalfa. We had a large supply and beautiful weather today. Not as many calves coming in due to Thanksgiving calls for less demand.

WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY AND THURSDAY SALES THROUGH APRIL.


ALFALFA: 26

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3    53060 145.00 4th
3x3    52340 130.00 2nd
3x3    53500 127.50 1st
3x4    47660 105.00
lgrd    46060 140.00 1st
lgrd    46100 135.00 3rd
lgrd    42560 130.00 4th
lgrd    51140 127.50 1st
lgrd    51600 127.50
lgrd    52400 127.50 3rd
lgrd    43600 127.50 1st
lgrd    47140 125.00 3rd
lgrd    51260 125.00 1st
lgrd    48360 125.00 3rd
lgrd    47480 125.00 1st
lgrd    37760 125.00 4th
lgrd    51800 125.00 1st
lgrd    32160 120.00 3rd
lgrd    52780 120.00 1st
lgrd    55720 120.00 3rd
lgrd    21680 120.00 2nd
lgrd    34080 117.50 2nd
lgrd    46580 117.50 1st
lgrd    49200 117.50 3rd
lgrd    39240 115.00
lgrd    43060 115.00 2nd

GRASS: 49

SIZE   LBS    $/Ton
smsq 5680 150.00
3x3    47300 120.00
3x3    45080 115.00
3x3    23960 112.50
lgrd    49160 137.50
lgrd    50240 135.00
lgrd    60320 132.50
lgrd    37820 130.00
lgrd    48020 127.50
lgrd    48640 127.50
lgrd    51000 127.50
lgrd    45940 125.00
lgrd    46420 125.00
lgrd    46720 125.00
lgrd    53900 125.00
lgrd    50480 125.00
lgrd    49280 125.00
lgrd                 125.00
lgrd    38440 122.50
lgrd    15280 122.50
lgrd    49560 120.00
lgrd    14480 120.00
lgrd    45660 120.00
lgrd    47900 120.00
lgrd    41960 120.00
lgrd    39660 117.50
lgrd    55900 117.50
lgrd    45780 117.50
lgrd    24560 115.00
lgrd    51360 115.00
lgrd    57640 115.00
lgrd    49160 115.00
lgrd    34700 115.00
lgrd    20780 115.00
lgrd                 115.00
lgrd    40540 112.50
lgrd    42900 112.50
lgrd    45660 112.50
lgrd    47760 112.50
lgrd    36540 112.50
lgrd    52520 112.50
lgrd    51460 110.00
lgrd    42900 110.00
lgrd    51580 110.00
lgrd    50360 110.00
lgrd    27240 110.00
lgrd    8220 107.50
lgrd    50320 100.00
lgrd    41650 92.50


My grandfather told me that he saw The Titanic and that from the beginning he warned all the people that the boat would sink, but they ignored him. However, they were warned again on several occasions, until they kicked him out of the cinema.

Singing in the shower is all fun and games until you get shampoo in your mouth, then it just becomes a soap opera.

Monday, November 27, 2017
65 loads.


The quality varied today. Prices were mostly steady today, with slightly weaker on the grass. There is not a lot of demand for cornstalks.


CORNSTALKS: 12

SIZE  LBS     $/Ton
lgrd   41460 45.00
lgrd   41760 42.50
lgrd   36480 42.50
lgrd   34060 42.50
lgrd   35900 42.50
lgrd   36120 40.00
lgrd   39860 40.00
lgrd   36660 40.00
lgrd   36480 37.50
lgrd   35780 35.00
lgrd   39200 35.00
lgrd   18640 32.50

MIXED: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   35400 132.50
lgrd   48160 130.00
lgrd   48040 125.00
lgrd   42160 122.50

 

STRAW: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd 43340 102.50
lgrd 39440 100.00
lgrd 34420 92.50


A man in northern Minnesota woke up one morning to find a bear on his roof. He looked in the Yellow Pages and sure enough, there was an ad for

Up North Bear Removers. He called them up and the man said he would be there within an hour. The bear remover arrived and got out of his van with a ladder, a baseball bat, a 12 ga. shotgun, and a mean-looking heavily scarred pit bull. The homeowner asked what the plan of action was.

The bear remover said. "I'm going to place the ladder up against the roof and go up there and knock the bear off with the bat. When he falls off, the pit bull is trained to grab the bear by the testicles and not let go. The bear will then be subdued and I will put him in the cage in the back of the van."

The homeowner asked,What is the shot gun for?
If the bear knocks me off the roof, you shoot the dog!