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 6, 2020

25 Loads

Market was steady to weaker today. Quality was a little lower than what we have been seeing. Buyer interest was fair. Remember: Monday and Thursday sales continue through the end of April
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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  39820 120.00

lgrd  47460 110.00

lgrd  41560 100.00

lgrd  37380  95.00

lgrd  41100  95.00

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-9

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  48380 140.00

lgrd  51560 135.00 2nd

lgrd  43580 130.00

lgrd  48800 127.50

lgrd  20300 117.50

lgrd  50620 112.50

lgrd  41600 107.50 2nd

lgrd  43740  87.50

lgrd  47000  32.50

-----CORNSTALKS-4-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  41080  72.50

lgrd  52440  70.00

lgrd  51040  70.00

lgrd  48600  70.00

** 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 9, 2020

96 Loads

Today’s sale brought heavy volume with a low market. The quality of alfalfa was up and down but generally decent. Grass hay was pretty decent with cornstalks and straw both steady.  It also brought good buyer attendance leading towards a buyers market.
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------ALFALFA-43------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   47200 170.00 4th

3x3   53700  92.50 2nd

3x4   38300 150.00 2nd

3x4   42420 150.00 2nd

3x4   44700 150.00

3x4   48040 145.00

3x4   47380 142.50 2nd

3x4   56920 132.50 1st

3x4   50570 132.50

lgrd  50780 177.50 3rd

lgrd  46280 175.00 2nd

lgrd  50020 175.00

lgrd  52560 175.00

lgrd  47260 152.50 1st

lgrd  56780 147.50 2nd

lgrd  48700 140.00 3rd

lgrd  57040 137.50 2nd

lgrd  54850 135.00 1st

lgrd  50640 132.50 1st

lgrd  50760 130.00

lgrd  42660 127.50 3rd

lgrd  45700 125.00 1st

lgrd  48710 125.00 1st

lgrd  51060 122.50 2nd

lgrd  42780 122.50 2nd

lgrd  36800 122.50 2nd

lgrd  39040 120.00 1st

lgrd  53780 120.00 1st

lgrd  52740 120.00 2nd

lgrd  49740 117.50 2nd

lgrd  44460 115.00

lgrd  45020 115.00 2nd

lgrd  49080 112.50 1st

lgrd  48060 110.00 2nd

lgrd  49440 110.00 1st

lgrd  48360 102.50 1st

lgrd  28960 102.50 4th

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   44460 107.50

3x4   49840 157.50

3x4    9420 140.00

lgrd  43160 145.00

lgrd  45220 142.50

lgrd  42460 137.50

lgrd  51600 132.50

lgrd  50480 132.50

lgrd  44620 127.50

lgrd  47580 125.00

lgrd  40720 125.00

lgrd  49800 125.00

lgrd  54700 122.50

lgrd  41800 120.00

lgrd  49220 120.00

lgrd  47220 117.50

lgrd  45840 115.00

lgrd  49980 115.00

lgrd  22080 115.00

lgrd  48960 112.50

lgrd  40320 112.50

lgrd  21540 112.50

lgrd  16620 112.50

lgrd  47180 110.00

lgrd  32900 110.00

lgrd  42680 107.50

lgrd  48220 102.50

lgrd  32400 100.00

lgrd  48950 100.00

lgrd  33920 100.00

lgrd  50540 100.00

lgrd  43580  97.50

lgrd  36120  67.50

lgrd  54960  65.00

lgrd  51440  37.50

** My husband and I purchased an old home in Northern New York State from two elderly sisters.  Winter was fast approaching and the year’s first snow came early and I was concerned about the house’s lack of insulation.  “If they could live here all those years, so can we!” my husband confidently declared.  One November night the temperature plunged to below zero, and we woke up to find interior walls covered with frost.  My husband called the sisters to ask how they had kept the house warm.   After a rather brief conversation, he hung up.  “For the past 30 years, he muttered, “they’ve gone to Florida for the winter.”

 

Monday January 6, 2020

25 Loads

Market was steady to weaker today. Quality was a little lower than what we have been seeing. Buyer interest was fair. Remember: Monday and Thursday sales continue through the end of April
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------Straw-2------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  46220 115.00

lgrd  38180 112.50

--CORNSTALKS-4--

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  41340  70.00

lgrd  42580  67.50

lgrd  42700  67.50

lgrd  49500  67.50

** 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 6, 2020

25 Loads

Market was steady to weaker today. Quality was a little lower than what we have been seeing. Buyer interest was fair. Remember: Monday and Thursday sales continue through the end of April
**If you are no longer receiving our newsletter via email, please check your spam folder. We are working to try to resolve this issue.

------ALFALFA-12------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   52960  87.50 2nd

lgrd  50660 152.50 2nd

lgrd  49900 142.50 2nd

lgrd  51900 135.00 2nd

lgrd  61520 135.00 2nd

lgrd  57560 132.50 3rd

lgrd  45900 130.00 2nd

lgrd  63470 122.50 2nd

lgrd  43340 120.00 2nd

lgrd  49860 120.00 2nd

lgrd  53100 115.00 2nd

lgrd  45140 107.50 1st

-----GRASS-7-------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  42380 122.50

lgrd  19760 112.50

lgrd  49160 112.50

lgrd  17680 110.00

lgrd  49820 105.00

lgrd  31900 100.00

lgrd  46340  70.00

** 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.”