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 28, 2019
16 loads.

The market was called steady on a very light run due to the inclement weather.

Cornstalks: 2

SIZE   LBS    $/TON CUT

lgrd  39860  77.50

lgrd  39080  75.00

Straw: 0

 

Mixed: 0

The other night I was invited out for a night with the girls. I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, “I promise!” Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 A.M., a bit tipsy, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed 3 times.

Quickly realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution in order to escape a possible conflict with him. (Even when drunk – 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos equals 12 – MIDNIGHT!)

The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, and I told him “Midnight.” He didn’t seem mad in the least. Whew, I got away with that one! Then he said, “I think we need a new cuckoo clock.”  When I asked him why, he said, “Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said, ‘oh crap’ cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted.”

 

Monday January 28, 2019
16 loads.

The market was called steady on a very light run due to the inclement weather.

Alfalfa: 5

SIZE   LBS    $/TON CUT

smsq    104   2.85

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x4   47600 170.00

lgrd  42120 115.00 2nd

lgrd  43360 112.50 1st

lgrd  44860 102.50

GRASS: 9

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

lgrd  55340 140.00

lgrd  46540 135.00

lgrd  54520 130.00

lgrd  53860 130.00

lgrd  45300 127.50

lgrd  53880 125.00

lgrd  55220 117.50

lgrd  17300 112.50

lgrd  58860 102.50

The other night I was invited out for a night with the girls. I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, “I promise!” Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 A.M., a bit tipsy, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed 3 times.

Quickly realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution in order to escape a possible conflict with him. (Even when drunk – 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos equals 12 – MIDNIGHT!)

The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, and I told him “Midnight.” He didn’t seem mad in the least. Whew, I got away with that one! Then he said, “I think we need a new cuckoo clock.”  When I asked him why, he said, “Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said, ‘oh crap’ cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted.”

 

Thursday January 24, 2019
46 loads.

Market was called steady to weaker. Quality seemed poorer today.

MIXED: 1

SIZE   LBS    $/TON 

lgrd  56020  127.50

STRAW: 3

SIZE   LBS    $/TON

3x4   52640  75.00

lgrd  39560 107.50

lgrd  33280 107.50

CORNSTALKS: 6

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

lgrd  49020  70.00

lgrd  50120  62.50

lgrd  49760  62.50

lgrd  41960  57.50

lgrd  45260  57.50

lgrd  55320  52.50

A farmer drove to a neighbor’s farmhouse and knocked at the door. A boy, about 9, opened the door. “Is your dad or mom home?” said the farmer. “No, they went to town.” “How about your brother, Howard, is he here?” “No, he went with Mom and Dad. The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other, mumbling to himself, when the young boy says, “I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can give my Dad a message.” “Well,” said the farmer uncomfortably, “no, I really want to talk to your dad about your brother Howard getting my daughter Suzy pregnant.” The boy thought for a moment, then says, “You’ll have to talk to my dad about that. I know he charges $500 for the bulls and $150 for the pigs, but I have no idea how much he charges for Howard.”

 

Thursday January 24, 2019
46 loads.

Market was called steady to weaker. Quality seemed poorer today.

Alfalfa: 18

SIZE   LBS    $/TON CUT

lgrd  49400 150.00 2nd

lgrd  51340 145.00

lgrd  46320 142.50 2nd

lgrd  47700 140.00 2nd

lgrd  47600 140.00 4th

lgrd  49860 135.00 2nd

lgrd  51320 135.00 1st

lgrd  49640 130.00 3rd

lgrd  38540 130.00 2nd

lgrd  57860 120.00 1st

lgrd  44700 120.00 1st

lgrd               115.00 1st

lgrd               112.50 1st

lgrd  43100 110.00 1st

lgrd  46060 110.00 1st

lgrd  52840 110.00

lgrd  44300 107.50 1st

lgrd  44260  97.50 1st

GRASS: 18

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

3x3   45860 130.00  oats

lgrd  59480 165.00

lgrd  21680 142.50

lgrd  30820 140.00

lgrd  55320 140.00

lgrd  55680 140.00

lgrd  12400 137.50

lgrd               125.00

lgrd  54580 122.50 oats

lgrd  50260 120.00

lgrd  39120 120.00

lgrd  52080 117.50

lgrd  51160 117.50

lgrd  53200 110.00

lgrd  46180 110.00

lgrd  17840 105.00

lgrd               102.50

lgrd  46460 100.00

A farmer drove to a neighbor’s farmhouse and knocked at the door. A boy, about 9, opened the door. “Is your dad or mom home?” said the farmer. “No, they went to town.” “How about your brother, Howard, is he here?” “No, he went with Mom and Dad. The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other, mumbling to himself, when the young boy says, “I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can give my Dad a message.” “Well,” said the farmer uncomfortably, “no, I really want to talk to your dad about your brother Howard getting my daughter Suzy pregnant.” The boy thought for a moment, then says, “You’ll have to talk to my dad about that. I know he charges $500 for the bulls and $150 for the pigs, but I have no idea how much he charges for Howard.”