Our office is located in the West Shop building North of the Hay Lot. We will be unloading hay and having our auctions in the Field. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. 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 Thursday @ 12:30p.m. Monday auctions are held November through April in addition to the year round Thursday sale.

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

Thursday April 4, 2019
67 loads.

MONDAY SALES CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THIS MONTH!! 4 MONDAY SALES LEFT!! Better quality hay sold steady. Mid-range and poorer quality sold a little lower. Bedding was sharply lower today.

Alfalfa: 35

SIZE   LBS    $/TON CUT

------ALFALFA-35------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

smsq   4600 210.00

3x3   49940 240.00 1st

3x3   24900 140.00 2nd

3x3   43240 137.50 1st

lgrd  73240 190.00

lgrd  66040 187.50 2nd

lgrd  40400 180.00

lgrd  53400 180.00 2nd

lgrd  47240 177.50 2nd

lgrd  47820 177.50

lgrd  55080 167.50 3rd

lgrd  40980 162.50

lgrd  49620 160.00 1st

lgrd  49120 160.00 2nd

lgrd  56240 155.00 4th

lgrd  34440 152.50 4th

lgrd  37900 152.50 3rd

lgrd  43340 150.00 4th

lgrd  45660 150.00 2nd

lgrd  41380 150.00

lgrd  56100 150.00 3rd

lgrd  47640 147.50 1st

lgrd  55260 145.00 2nd

lgrd  53600 145.00 1st

lgrd  47960 145.00 1st

lgrd  45280 142.50

lgrd  26880 137.50

lgrd  43040 130.00 2nd

lgrd  51000 130.00 4th

lgrd  49040 130.00 1st

lgrd  43220 127.50 3rd

lgrd  52360 125.00 1st

lgrd  13010 120.00

lgrd  39030 120.00

lgrd              115.00

GRASS: 15

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

3x3   43880 192.50

3x3               145.00

3x3   43940 140.00

3x3   46380 110.00

3x3   46980  85.00

3x3    6080  60.00

lgrd  53720 190.00

lgrd   2160 145.00

lgrd  52600 145.00

lgrd  32640 145.00

lgrd  52820 145.00

lgrd  44700 140.00

lgrd  48440 140.00

lgrd  50100 140.00

lgrd  41340 140.00

~~Bring a big bolt to an amusement park, and then get on a roller coaster next to some that looks terrified. As the ride takes off, hold the bolt up and say, *Wait, where did this come from?*

~~I’ve started telling people about all the benefits of eating dried grapes. It’s all about raisin awareness really.

~~Did you know that on the Canary Islands, there is not one canary? Virgin Islands? Same thing- not one single canary there either.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday April 1, 2019
21 loads.

Market was called strong today. Quality was pretty low. Stalks sold a little weaker. REMEMBER: WE HAVE 4 MONDAY SALES LEFT!

 

--BEAN STRAW-1--
SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   39820  55.00

--CORNSTALKS-6--

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  47240  60.00

lgrd  20180  55.00

lgrd  44220  55.00

lgrd  52960  55.00

lgrd  54340  55.00

lgrd  54340  55.00

Gynecologist who became a mechanic

A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and HMO paperwork, and was burned out. Hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, he decided to become a mechanic.

He went to the local technical college, signed up for evening classes, attended diligently, and learned all he could. When the time of the practical exam approached, they gynecologist prepared carefully for weeks, and completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, he was surprised to find that he had obtained a score of 150%.

Fearing an error, he called the instructor, saying, “I don’t want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but I wonder if there is an error in the grade?” The instructor said, “During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the total mark. You put the engine back together again perfectly, which is also worth 50% of the mark.”

After a pause, the instructor added, “ I gave you an extra 50% because you did it all through the muffler, which I have never seen done in my entire career.”

 

 

 

 

 

Monday April 1, 2019
21 loads.

Market was called strong today. Quality was pretty low. Stalks sold a little weaker. REMEMBER: WE HAVE 4 MONDAY SALES LEFT!

Alfalfa: 3

SIZE   LBS    $/TON CUT

3x3   12240 185.00

lgrd  51580 177.50 1st

lgrd  53560 145.00 1st

GRASS: 11

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

3x3    7900  40.00 –damaged

lgrd  52040 167.50

lgrd  48600 165.00

lgrd   5060 145.00

lgrd  49460 145.00

lgrd  43380 145.00

lgrd  43520 145.00

lgrd  52920 140.00

lgrd  48580 140.00

lgrd  47500 130.00

lgrd  39140 120.00

Gynecologist who became a mechanic

A gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and HMO paperwork, and was burned out. Hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, he decided to become a mechanic.

He went to the local technical college, signed up for evening classes, attended diligently, and learned all he could. When the time of the practical exam approached, they gynecologist prepared carefully for weeks, and completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, he was surprised to find that he had obtained a score of 150%.

Fearing an error, he called the instructor, saying, “I don’t want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but I wonder if there is an error in the grade?” The instructor said, “During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the total mark. You put the engine back together again perfectly, which is also worth 50% of the mark.”

After a pause, the instructor added, “ I gave you an extra 50% because you did it all through the muffler, which I have never seen done in my entire career.”

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday March 28, 2019
94 loads.

HAY DAY was today! Thank you for coming out to help us celebrate. We would not have a successful celebration without all of you! We had great buyer attendance and they were enthusiastic! Quality was much better today and the prices reflect accordingly. We had great participation in the games before the sale! We hope all had as much fun as we did!

MIXED 7

SIZE  LBS  $/TON CUT

smsq   8200 260.00

smsq   3120 250.00

3x3   44000 207.50 3rd

3x3   40200 185.00 3rd

lgrd  51180 185.00

lgrd   2880 170.00

lgrd  27860 165.00

 

-----STRAW-6-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   49960 135.00

3x4   58500  65.00

lgrd  40280 145.00

lgrd  40100 140.00

lgrd  47940 127.50

lgrd  39540 125.00

--CORNSTALKS-8--

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  51480  82.50

lgrd  52040  70.00

lgrd  52660  65.00

lgrd  38080  62.50

lgrd  43400  60.00

lgrd  21980  60.00

lgrd  17620  55.00

lgrd  44220  55.00

A coffin maker was on his way to deliver one of his coffins. In the process, his car broke down. Trying to not be late, he put the coffin on his head and began heading to his destination. A police officer saw him and old him to stop, so he asked, “Hey, what are you carrying and where are you going?” The man replied, “I do not like where I was buried, so I am relocating.” The policeman fainted.