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

August 2, 2018
90 loads


Alfalfa was of better quality today, and the $ reflected accordingly. Grass sold mostly steady. Quality was a little better. Some sold stronger. Straw square- 1 load new the rest were old. Straw rounds-all new.  Cornstalks are starting to show their age.

CORNSTALKS: 6

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   41920 50.00
lgrd   38160 50.00
lgrd   46380 47.50
lgrd   47160 47.50
lgrd   50880 47.50
lgrd               35.00

MIXED: 6

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   21490 122.50
3x4   46080 87.50
lgrd   48560 132.50
lgrd   49380 122.50
lgrd   48500 85.00
lgrd   34060 77.50

STRAW: 15

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   33860 110.00
3x4   42060 72.50
3x4   54320 72.50
3x4   51020 72.50
3x4   51580 72.50
3x4   51040 62.50
3x4   52360 60.00
3x4   52020 60.00
lgrd   35080 100.00
lgrd   30640 100.00
lgrd   33040 95.00
lgrd   29860 95.00
oats  42640 62.50
bean 45280 45.00
bean 44580 45.00


~~A 70 year old man asked his wife, *Do you feel sad when you see me chasing after younger women.*
*Not at all,* she said. *Even dogs chase cars that they can*t drive!*

August 9, 2018
78 loads


We had lots of loads of grass in today. Most of the loads were medium quality. Grass sold a little weaker. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR FOOD TRUCK ON SALE DAYS!

CORNSTALKS: 5

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   43860 50.00
lgrd               50.00
lgrd   41020 47.50
lgrd   55600 45.00
lgrd   46460 35.00

MIXED: 1

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   54740 130.00

STRAW: 12

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   47000 100.00
3x4   48100 95.00
3x4   49780 92.50
3x4   51820 90.00
3x4   45000 90.00
3x4   55820 87.50
3x4   49660 87.50
3x4   53120 87.50
lgrd   36520 105.00
lgrd               100.00
wheat  30860 100.00
lgrd   31400 100.00


I know that I always make a weekly joke, but on a more serious note...
I would like everyone to say a prayer for me and wish me luck today. I have to go talk to the bank today, and if all goes well, we are talking thousands of dollars here. I cannot wait to be free of debt. I am so excited I can barely get my ski mask over my head!
DISCLAIMER: none of our employees actually plan on robbing the bank!

August 16, 2018
84 loads


Market was generally steady on this rainy day. Bedding sold lower. Alfalfa and grass remained steady.


CORNSTALKS: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   36280 50.00
lgrd   40400 45.00
lgrd   41160 37.50
lgrd   42220 37.50

MIXED: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   47140 132.50
lgrd   48540 112.50
lgrd   46280 100.00
lgrd   13860 75.00

STRAW: 11

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   53560 100.00
3x4   48440 82.50
3x4   54600 82.50
lgrd   52820 100.00
lgrd   32460 95.00
lgrd   33980 95.00
lgrd   42780 92.50
lgrd   38320 92.50
lgrd   41880 82.50
lgrd   40300 77.50
lgrd   49820 72.50


I was walking home late last night and I decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery. Three girls walked up and explained to me that they were scared to walk past the cemetery at night, so I agreed to let them walk along with me. I told them, *I understand. I used to get freaked out too when I was alive.* - I*ve never seen anyone run so fast!

August 23, 2018
95 loads


Poorer grass sold a little weaker, and better grass sold stronger. There was a wide range on the alfalfa with a wide range of hay in. Bedding was scare today, but sold strong. Quality was average at best.

CORNSTALKS: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   51400 60.00
lgrd   43980 60.00
lgrd   47860 57.50

MIXED: 7

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
smsq 23580 80.00
3x4    47180 120.00
3x4    47140 120.00
3x4    36500 85.00
3x4    21240 82.50
lgrd   58080 122.50
lgrd   10860 87.50

STRAW: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   51800 105.00
lgrd   40140 110.00
lgrd               102.50


~~*Do you believe in life after death?* my boss asked one of his employees. *Yes, sir,* the clerk replied. *That*s good,* said the boss. *After you left early yesterday to go to your grandma*s funeral, she stopped in to see you.*
~~I went for a run, but I came back home after 2 minutes because I forgot something. I forgot that I*m fat and can*t run for more than 2 minutes.

July 30, 2018
78 loads


Market was called generally lower on heavy volume. Quality was average at best.

CORNSTALKS: 9

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   42920 67.50
lgrd   42240 67.50
lgrd   22400 55.00
lgrd   13200 55.00
lgrd   49540 52.50
lgrd               40.00
lgrd   41720 32.50
lgrd   30560 30.00
lgrd   31080 30.00

MIXED: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   49000 95.00
lgrd   47000 120.00
lgrd   52040 95.00
lgrd   52220 90.00

STRAW: 6

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   32740 105.00
3x4   57080 90.00
lgrd   45140 110.00
lgrd   46720 102.50
lgrd   39640 92.50
lgrd   28440 87.50


So, I*m sitting in a bar and two very large women with accents are sitting across from me. I say, *Cool accents, are you two ladies from Scotland?* One of them yells, *Its Wales, you idiot.* So I said, *OK, are you two Whales from Scotland?*
I don*t remember much after that.

August 2, 2018
90 loads


Alfalfa was of better quality today, and the $ reflected accordingly. Grass sold mostly steady. Quality was a little better. Some sold stronger. Straw square- 1 load new the rest were old. Straw rounds-all new.  Cornstalks are starting to show their age.

ALFALFA: 33

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
3x3   46000 152.50 1st
3x3   49820 147.50 3rd
3x3   43020 122.50
3x3   39440 122.50 2nd
3x3   49940 80.00 1st
3x4   48980 157.50 2nd
3x4  46760 135.00 2nd
3x4   38320 125.00 1st
3x4   37480 120.00 1st
3x4   46560 120.00
3x4   46430 75.00 1st
lgrd   53160 150.00 3rd
lgrd   53040 150.00 3rd
lgrd   52480 132.50 2nd
lgrd   49060 130.00 2nd
lgrd   53940 127.50 2nd
lgrd   53600 127.50 2nd
lgrd   40820 127.50 2nd
lgrd   20440 125.00 2nd
lgrd   20180 125.00 2nd
lgrd   38840 120.00 1st
lgrd   39800 117.50 1st
lgrd   52780 117.50 1st
lgrd   38340 112.50 1st
lgrd   46360 112.50 2nd
lgrd   49340 112.50 1st
lgrd   42860 107.50
lgrd   15480 100.00 2nd
lgrd   23200 100.00 2nd
lgrd   44620 97.50 1st
lgrd   42140 95.00 3rd
lgrd   45040 95.00 1st
lgrd   32170 95.00 2nd

GRASS: 30

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   53610 137.50
3x4   13452 80.00
3x4   33643 80.00
lgrd   36500 135.00
lgrd   54500 135.00
lgrd   41180 132.50
lgrd   20560 130.00
lgrd   48880 130.00
lgrd   48740 127.50
lgrd   48880 127.50
lgrd   48920 127.50
lgrd   52040 122.50
lgrd   47640 122.50
lgrd   50180 115.00
lgrd   51980 110.00
lgrd   60880 110.00
lgrd   51580 110.00
lgrd   50080 110.00
lgrd   13960 110.00
lgrd   52000 105.00
lgrd   55900 102.50
lgrd   35440 102.50
lgrd   50720 100.00
lgrd   52360 97.50
lgrd   54060 97.50
lgrd   42820 92.50
lgrd   44420 90.00
lgrd   44280 85.00
lgrd   56100 55.00
lgrd   50880 45.00


~~A 70 year old man asked his wife, *Do you feel sad when you see me chasing after younger women.*
*Not at all,* she said. *Even dogs chase cars that they can*t drive!*

August 9, 2018
78 loads


We had lots of loads of grass in today. Most of the loads were medium quality. Grass sold a little weaker. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR FOOD TRUCK ON SALE DAYS!

ALFALFA: 20

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton    Cut
3x3   49660 145.00 2nd
3x3   46300 137.50 2nd
3x3   48100 125.00 2nd
3x4   38200 120.00
3x4   40620 117.50 1st
lgrd   43560 130.00
lgrd   48400 130.00 2nd
lgrd   58400 127.50 2nd
lgrd   51920 125.00 2nd
lgrd   42320 125.00 2nd
lgrd   55740 125.00 3rd
lgrd   43240 120.00 3rd
lgrd   35380 120.00 2nd
lgrd   34360 120.00 2nd
lgrd   41640 117.50 3rd
lgrd   53640 115.00 2nd
lgrd   54900 107.50 2nd
lgrd   12900 95.00
lgrd   7100 75.00 1st
lgrd   52500 40.00 1st

GRASS: 40

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
smsq 3680 145.00
lgrd  47020 137.50
lgrd  45700 135.00
lgrd  36760 135.00
lgrd  48940 135.00
lgrd  44460 132.50
lgrd  50880 127.50
lgrd  19000 125.00
lgrd  55400 125.00
lgrd  49520 125.00
lgrd  58520 122.50
lgrd  56580 122.50
lgrd  49460 120.00
lgrd  52220 120.00
lgrd  49680 117.50
lgrd  32980 117.50
lgrd  58120 110.00
lgrd              105.00
lgrd  55520 105.00
lgrd  55080 105.00
lgrd              102.50
lgrd  52380 100.00
lgrd  55660 100.00
lgrd  48800 100.00
lgrd              100.00
lgrd  52280 95.00
lgrd  54640 92.50
lgrd  53100 90.00
lgrd  31440 90.00
lgrd  46920 90.00
lgrd  45740 90.00
lgrd  50620 87.50
lgrd  14920 87.50
lgrd  50000 87.50
lgrd  22820 80.00
lgrd  44380 80.00
lgrd  13500 77.50
lgrd  31160 70.00
lgrd  14380 65.00
lgrd  7560 60.00


I know that I always make a weekly joke, but on a more serious note...
I would like everyone to say a prayer for me and wish me luck today. I have to go talk to the bank today, and if all goes well, we are talking thousands of dollars here. I cannot wait to be free of debt. I am so excited I can barely get my ski mask over my head!
DISCLAIMER: none of our employees actually plan on robbing the bank!

August 16, 2018
84 loads


Market was generally steady on this rainy day. Bedding sold lower. Alfalfa and grass remained steady.


ALFALFA: 32

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
3x3   55020 147.50 3rd
3x3   47400 145.00 2nd
3x3   49700 137.50 3rd
3x4   54320 130.00 3rd
3x4   55500 130.00 3rd
3x4   50120 125.00 3rd
3x4   54280 120.00 3rd
lgrd   53180 152.50 3rd
lgrd   58860 137.50 3rd
lgrd   50880 127.50 2nd
lgrd   39780 127.50 1st
lgrd   56800 125.00 3rd
lgrd   50520 122.50 3rd
lgrd   55180 122.50 3rd
lgrd   55960 120.00 3rd
lgrd   47680 120.00 2nd
lgrd   52960 117.50 2nd
lgrd   56440 115.00 3rd
lgrd   41860 115.00 1st
lgrd   42820 115.00 3rd
lgrd   43860 115.00 3rd
lgrd   43000 112.50 1st
lgrd   51520 112.50 2nd
lgrd   45060 112.50
lgrd   50400 112.50 3rd
lgrd   41240 110.00 1st
lgrd   35360 110.00 2nd
lgrd   48180 110.00 2nd
lgrd   55780 107.50 1st
lgrd   51900 105.00 1st
lgrd   48940 105.00 2nd
lgrd   51180 102.50 1st

GRASS: 33

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   56660 80.00
3x4   53200 130.00
lgrd   59840 145.00
lgrd   39360 132.50
lgrd   49980 127.50
lgrd   46440 125.00
lgrd   48820 125.00
lgrd   52580 122.50
lgrd   49200 122.50
lgrd   50500 122.50
lgrd   24740 120.00
lgrd   49780 120.00
lgrd   50200 117.50
lgrd   56560 117.50
lgrd   47400 117.50
lgrd   51240 115.00
lgrd   44200 110.00
lgrd   59800 110.00
lgrd   60160 105.00
lgrd   55380 105.00
lgrd   52900 100.00
lgrd   12140 100.00
lgrd   48100 100.00
lgrd   46440 100.00
lgrd   49720 100.00
lgrd   44580 100.00
lgrd   47840 97.50
lgrd   54400 97.50
lgrd   55400 97.50
lgrd   42220 95.00
lgrd   19560 95.00
lgrd   44020 92.50
lgrd   60460 90.00


I was walking home late last night and I decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery. Three girls walked up and explained to me that they were scared to walk past the cemetery at night, so I agreed to let them walk along with me. I told them, *I understand. I used to get freaked out too when I was alive.* - I*ve never seen anyone run so fast!

August 23, 2018
95 loads


Poorer grass sold a little weaker, and better grass sold stronger. There was a wide range on the alfalfa with a wide range of hay in. Bedding was scare today, but sold strong. Quality was average at best.

ALFALFA: 34

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
3x3   55160 170.00 3rd
3x3   48780 165.00 3rd
3x3   48900 150.00 2nd
3x3   40860 112.50 1st
3x3   58240 100.00 3rd
3x4   38860 145.00 2nd
lgrd   58820 152.50 3rd
lgrd   53860 147.50 2nd
lgrd   38300 145.00 2nd
lgrd   47880 135.00 2nd
lgrd   45380 130.00 1st
lgrd   52920 130.00 2nd
lgrd   51660 130.00 2nd
lgrd   26040 127.50
lgrd   38820 125.00 1st
lgrd   54620 125.00 3rd
lgrd   57640 120.00
lgrd   48560 120.00 3rd
lgrd   52580 120.00 2nd
lgrd   47620 120.00 3rd
lgrd   50660 115.00 1st
lgrd   55280 115.00
lgrd   45180 112.50 1st
lgrd   47660 112.50 1st
lgrd   39560 110.00 1st
lgrd   37840 110.00 1st
lgrd   48220 107.50 1st
lgrd   50500 107.50 3rd
lgrd   50960 100.00 1st
lgrd   34960 90.00
lgrd   47780 85.00
lgrd   27680 85.00
oats   45560 80.00
lgrd   52100 62.50 1st

GRASS: 48

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
smsq 5580 142.50
lgrd  52420 150.00
lgrd  57520 140.00
lgrd  56700 140.00
lgrd  51180 137.50
lgrd  50700 135.00
lgrd  59200 135.00
lgrd  51440 132.50
lgrd  53300 122.50
lgrd  48760 120.00
lgrd  56260 117.50
lgrd  22720 115.00
lgrd  56020 110.00
lgrd  50960 110.00
lgrd  50660 110.00
lgrd              110.00
lgrd  50560 107.50
lgrd  61380 107.50
lgrd  50660 107.50
lgrd  35740 107.50
lgrd  49900 105.00
lgrd  56080 102.50
lgrd  45620 102.50
lgrd  45880 102.50
lgrd  47880 100.00
lgrd  31600 97.50
lgrd  53640 97.50
lgrd  52400 97.50
lgrd  48660 95.00
lgrd  50120 95.00
lgrd  52880 95.00
lgrd  48240 95.00
lgrd  47280 95.00
lgrd  48920 95.00
lgrd   54700 92.50
lgrd  33160 92.50
lgrd   35800 90.00
lgrd  17420 90.00
lgrd  35700 90.00
lgrd  40600 82.50
lgrd  47020 82.50
lgrd   49920 82.50
lgrd  49760 80.00
lgrd  54180 80.00
lgrd  54040 80.00
lgrd  39940 77.50
lgrd  48200 70.00
lgrd  51280 70.00


~~*Do you believe in life after death?* my boss asked one of his employees. *Yes, sir,* the clerk replied. *That*s good,* said the boss. *After you left early yesterday to go to your grandma*s funeral, she stopped in to see you.*
~~I went for a run, but I came back home after 2 minutes because I forgot something. I forgot that I*m fat and can*t run for more than 2 minutes.

July 30, 2018
78 loads


Market was called generally lower on heavy volume. Quality was average at best.

ALFALFA: 39

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton   Cut
3x3   48040 155.00 3rd
3x3   49020 152.50
3x3   45300 145.00 3rd
3x3   41300 115.00 2nd
3x3   45000 112.50 2nd
3x3   50780 110.00
3x4   38500 120.00 2nd
3x4   53260 95.00 2nd
3x4   46560 90.00
lgrd   44260 122.50 3rd
lgrd   15920 117.50 2nd
lgrd   52340 115.00 1st
lgrd   50540 115.00 2nd
lgrd   54240 115.00 3rd
lgrd   52780 115.00 2nd
lgrd   45020 112.50
lgrd   59220 110.00 1st
lgrd   54700 110.00 3rd
lgrd   47900 110.00 3rd
lgrd   50500 107.50 3rd
lgrd   45960 107.50 3rd
lgrd   42580 107.50 2nd
lgrd   53300 105.00 3rd
lgrd   49900 105.00 1st
lgrd               105.00 4th
lgrd   53420 102.50 3rd
lgrd   37180 102.50 1st
lgrd   46840 100.00 3rd
lgrd               100.00 3rd
lgrd   53020 97.50 3rd
lgrd   54480 97.50 2nd
lgrd   50960 97.50
lgrd   47060 97.50
lgrd   49020 92.50 1st
lgrd   49860 92.50 1st
lgrd   64040 90.00 3rd
lgrd   52980 87.50 1st
lgrd   44420 85.00 3rd
lgrd   39920 82.50

GRASS: 51

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   48420 132.50
lgrd   53000 122.50
lgrd   51940 122.50
lgrd   52420 120.00
lgrd   52660 120.00
lgrd               117.50
lgrd   57400 115.00
lgrd   38860 112.50
lgrd   45900 112.50
lgrd   46680 110.00
lgrd   56600 110.00
lgrd   61160 107.50
lgrd   59000 107.50
lgrd   50500 107.50
lgrd   60260 105.00
lgrd   20660 105.00
lgrd   37580 105.00
lgrd   57940 105.00
lgrd   50580 102.50
lgrd   56160 102.50
lgrd   54440 102.50
lgrd   39260 102.50
lgrd   41240 100.00
lgrd   46520 100.00
lgrd   47260 100.00
lgrd   12280 95.00
lgrd   48540 95.00
lgrd   45620 95.00
lgrd   50400 95.00
lgrd   43180 95.00
lgrd   46200 95.00
lgrd   37320 92.50
lgrd   53620 92.50
lgrd   50180 92.50
lgrd   46440 92.50
lgrd   41200 90.00
lgrd   41280 90.00
lgrd   43500 90.00
lgrd   40380 90.00
lgrd   47320 90.00
lgrd   34200 87.50
lgrd   58560 87.50
lgrd   47240 87.50
lgrd   61660 85.00
lgrd   48120 85.00
lgrd   37080 85.00
lgrd   18220 82.50
lgrd   49580 82.50
lgrd   59960 77.50
lgrd   68720 70.00
lgrd   18600 60.00
lgrd   57980 50.00


So, I*m sitting in a bar and two very large women with accents are sitting across from me. I say, *Cool accents, are you two ladies from Scotland?* One of them yells, *Its Wales, you idiot.* So I said, *OK, are you two Whales from Scotland?*
I don*t remember much after that.

July 5, 2018
51 loads


Today we had the good, the bad, & the ugly. Market reflected quality today and was up and down. We want to put all the flooding in the rearview mirror, and all roads in our area are open again! We look forward to having larger sales with more and better hay starting next week.

ALFALFA: 22

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
3x3   43280   50.00 1st
3x4   53000 150.00 2nd
3x4   55980 135.00 2nd
3x4   50500 115.00 new
3x4   57480 100.00 1st
3x4   54920 100.00 1st
3x4   55160 95.00 1st
3x4   53920 95.00 1st
lgrd   55460 155.00
lgrd   54580 130.00 1st
lgrd   53280 117.50 1st
lgrd   46930 115.00 1st
lgrd   54480 112.50 1st
lgrd   56480 110.00 new
lgrd   41540 107.50 1st
lgrd   58600 105.00 1st
lgrd   41640 102.50 1st
lgrd   49560 95.00 2nd
lgrd   45300 85.00 2nd
lgrd   33120 82.50 1st
lgrd   34400 80.00
lgrd   27400 75.00 1st

GRASS: 22

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   50780 142.50
3x3   48300 60.00
3x3   51240 52.50
lgrd   45560 140.00
lgrd   19300 135.00
lgrd   20420 135.00
lgrd   37080 135.00
lgrd   18880 132.50
lgrd   60880 127.50
lgrd   51340 125.00
lgrd   33940 125.00
lgrd               125.00
lgrd                 25.00
lgrd   56260 122.50
lgrd   53980 122.50
lgrd   10260 120.00
lgrd   27660 90.00
lgrd   48100 90.00
lgrd   49000 80.00


I was going to bed the other night when I noticed some people in my shed stealing things. I called the police but was told no one was in the area to help. They said they would be over as soon as possible. I hung up.  A minute later I called again. *Hello,* I said, *I called you a minute ago because there were people in my shed. You don*t have to hurry now because I*ve shot them. They aren*t going anywhere.*
Within minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area plus helicopters and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed. One of the officers said: *I thought you said you shot them?* To which I replied: *I thought you said there were no available units in the area?*

July 12, 2018
89 loads


Today was the first sale with much volume in the past month. We had good weather. Quality varied quite a bit. We had more of better grass and alfalfa, and the prices reflected that accordingly. We had a wide range of hay and price. We had several new loads of straw in today.


ALFALFA: 35

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton    Cut
3x3   50700 160.00 2nd
3x3   46540 155.00 2nd
3x3   52180 140.00 2nd
3x3   56120 67.50 1st
3x4   44280 120.00 2nd
3x4   53340 120.00 2nd
3x4   47960 107.50 1st
3x4   53820 100.00 1st
lgrd   43000 140.00 2nd
lgrd   36620 137.50 2nd
lgrd   17940 135.00 1st
lgrd   53680 130.00 2nd
lgrd   52060 130.00 2nd
lgrd   51060 125.00 2nd
lgrd   55860 125.00
lgrd   34000 125.00 2nd
lgrd   49740 120.00 2nd
lgrd   57260 115.00 2nd
lgrd   41760 112.50 2nd
lgrd   37180 105.00 1st
lgrd   52620 105.00 2nd
lgrd   35880 102.50 1st
lgrd   37840 100.00 1st
lgrd   50680 100.00 1st
lgrd   49440 97.50 1st
lgrd   50360 95.00 1st
lgrd   50820 95.00
lgrd   53260 90.00 1st
lgrd   36180 87.50 1st
lgrd   25620 85.00 1st
lgrd   29800 85.00 1st
lgrd   35880 85.00 1st
lgrd   14560 70.00
lgrd   42800 70.00 1st
lgrd   28070 62.50 1st

GRASS: 27

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   47380 150.00
3x3   48010 142.50
3x3   4380 70.00
3x4   5920 65.00
lgrd   48140 145.00
lgrd   57760 145.00
lgrd   50540 140.00
lgrd   36800 137.50
lgrd   33520 135.00
lgrd   54180 132.50
lgrd   25320 130.00
lgrd   17060 130.00
lgrd   50260 127.50
lgrd   36440 125.00
lgrd   36360 125.00
lgrd   59920 125.00
lgrd   54740 122.50
lgrd   36660 112.50
lgrd               112.50
lgrd   12060 110.00
lgrd   55930 105.00
lgrd   31440   95.00
lgrd   55160   90.00
lgrd   25280   85.00
lgrd   34500   75.00
lgrd  38800   70.00


Paddy and Murphy are working on a building site. Paddy says to Murphy, *I*m gonna get the day off. I*m gonna pretend I*ve gone mad!* He climbs up the rafters, hangs upside down and shouts  *I*m a lightbulb, I*m a lightbulb!* Murphy watches in amazement. The foreman shouts: *Paddy, go home. You*ve gone mad.* So Paddy leaves the site. Murphy starts packing is kit up to leave as well. *Where do you think you*re going?* asks the fore-man. *Well,  I can*t work in the friggin dark!* said Murphy.

July 19, 2018
81 loads


Better alfalfa sold lower today. We had good quality today, but there was also some varied quality. Grass sold steady to lower. Square straw sold lower today. We had good buyer attendance today.


ALFALFA: 38

SIZE  BALES  $/BL Cut
smsq 40          2.25 2nd

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
3x3   47280 150.00 3rd
3x3   52180 120.00 1st
3x3   52480 120.00 2nd
3x4   39820 122.50 2nd
3x4   53520 110.00 5th
3x4   48800 110.00
3x4   44600 80.00 1st
3x4   45360 80.00 1st
lgrd   53700 132.50 2nd
lgrd   18360 130.00 2nd*
lgrd   49240 130.00 2nd
lgrd   53680 130.00 2nd
lgrd   46260 130.00
lgrd   44280 127.50 2nd
lgrd   53860 125.00 2nd
lgrd   47280 122.50 2nd
lgrd   48080 122.50 2nd*
lgrd   35660 122.50 2nd
lgrd   52260 120.00
lgrd   51940 120.00 2nd*
lgrd   59440 120.00 2nd
lgrd   46820 120.00 2nd*
lgrd   17320 120.00 1st
lgrd   45220 120.00 2nd
lgrd   46720 117.50 1st*
lgrd   50880 117.50 2nd*
lgrd   47920 117.50 2nd
lgrd   39720 117.50
lgrd   57920 115.00 2nd
lgrd   48640 115.00 2nd
lgrd   34940 112.50 2nd
lgrd   50120 102.50 1st
lgrd   44200 100.00 1st
lgrd   49980 100.00 1st
lgrd   36240 97.50 1st
lgrd   35500 95.00 1st*
lgrd  45800 72.50 1st

GRASS: 27

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
smsq 22060 160.00
smsq  6120 130.00
oats    46840 97.50
lgrd   45080 145.00
lgrd   51680 127.50
lgrd   49440 127.50
lgrd   36680 127.50
lgrd               127.50
lgrd   54260 125.00
lgrd   45660 125.00
lgrd   51440 120.00
lgrd   51620 117.50
lgrd   56840 117.50
lgrd   47040 115.00
lgrd   21600 115.00
lgrd   50500 112.50
lgrd   38220 112.50
lgrd   45220 112.50
lgrd   51600 112.50
lgrd   51160 110.00
lgrd               110.00
lgrd   59300 107.50
lgrd   30300 102.50
lgrd   27900 100.00
lgrd   39480 90.00
lgrd   61800 70.00*
lgrd   65780 62.50


~~Accidentally went to the grocery store on an empty stomach. I am now the proud owner of aisle 4.

~~Saw a store that has a sign that reads, *We treat you like family!* Yup, definitely not going in there!

July 26, 2018
85 loads


Almost all of the grass and alfalfa was new today. Market on the alfalfa was slightly lower, and grass backed off about $10/ ton. We had decent quality across the board, nothing fancy. Moderate buyer interest.

ALFALFA: 28

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
3x3   42960 140.00 2nd
3x3   48940 80.00 2nd
3x4   46580 125.00
3x4   37300 125.00 1st
3x4   37200 120.00 1st
3x4   46000 120.00 2nd
3x4   37400 115.00 1st
3x4   49820 110.00
3x4   50280 100.00
3x4   45520 87.50 1st
3x4   45000 85.00 1st
lgrd   45320 125.00 2nd
lgrd   32700 120.00 2nd
lgrd   45320 120.00 1st
lgrd   49460 120.00 2nd
lgrd   50000 117.50 2nd
lgrd   49440 117.50 2nd
lgrd   51000 117.50 2nd
lgrd   50520 115.00 2nd
lgrd   53480 112.50 2nd
lgrd   42700 110.00 1st
lgrd   44560 110.00 1st
lgrd   52000 105.00
lgrd   43800 97.50 1st
lgrd   31600 95.00 2nd
lgrd   29380 95.00 2nd
lgrd   18260 90.00 1st
lgrd   46300 60.00 1st

GRASS: 35

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
smsq 5540 110.00
3x3  22860 127.50
3x4  49240   85.00
lgrd  43900 127.50
lgrd  19940 127.50
lgrd  47920 127.50
lgrd  46420 125.00
lgrd  47820 122.50
lgrd  48740 122.50
lgrd  13580 122.50
lgrd  49760 115.00
lgrd  50360 115.00
lgrd  23880 115.00
lgrd  54180 112.50
lgrd              110.00
lgrd  54560 110.00
lgrd  49080 110.00
lgrd  54860 110.00
lgrd  51200 107.50
lgrd  50380 107.50
lgrd  25080 105.00
lgrd  52060 105.00
lgrd  50100 105.00
lgrd  55700 105.00
lgrd   35140 102.50
lgrd  62620 100.00
lgrd              100.00
lgrd  47520 97.50
lgrd  22060 97.50
lgrd  53800 95.00
lgrd  18760 90.00
lgrd  50120 90.00
lgrd  43960 75.00
lgrd  41200 72.50 oat
lgrd  45200 60.00


~~I was working out at the gym when I spotted a sweet young thing walking in. I asked the trainer, *Which machine should I use to impress that lady over there?* The trainer looked over at me and replied, *I would recommend the ATM in the lobby.*
~~What did the drummer name his twin daughters? Anna one, Anna two..

July 30, 2018
78 loads


Market was rather steady today, although alfalfa was a little weaker.

ALFALFA: 18

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton   Cut
smsq 19090   97.50 1st
3x3    48930 150.00 1st
3x3   46840 115.00 1st
3x3   59320 105.00 2nd
3x3   18760   85.00 1st
3x4   52440 100.00 3rd
lgrd   17040 135.00 1st
lgrd   55520 132.50 2nd
lgrd   38020 132.50 1st
lgrd   48700 120.00 new
lgrd   50840 120.00 2nd
lgrd   36580 115.00 new
lgrd   56820 112.50 2nd
lgrd               112.50 2nd
lgrd               112.50 2nd
lgrd   44740 110.00 2nd
lgrd   47480 95.00 new
lgrd   19140 95.00 new
lgrd   52000 92.50 2nd
lgrd   49420 90.00 2nd

GRASS: 42

SIZE  BALES  $/BL
smsq 54         2.00

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
smsq 6700 75.00
3x3  46040 155.00
3x3  46720 62.50
3x4  48300 87.50
lgrd  19400 117.50
lgrd  42660 105.00
lgrd  45720 100.00
lgrd  46040 100.00
lgrd  44300 95.00
lgrd  13000 90.00
lgrd  43380 90.00
lgrd  31540 90.00
lgrd  44400 90.00
lgrd  50940 85.00
lgrd  40300 85.00
lgrd  46480 82.50
lgrd  43060 82.50
lgrd  27180 82.50
lgrd  43180 82.50
lgrd  42160 82.50
lgrd  43220 82.50
lgrd  43460 80.00
lgrd  48500 80.00
lgrd  42680 80.00
lgrd  45580 80.00
lgrd  42460 80.00
lgrd  44620 77.50
lgrd  44560 75.00
lgrd  46760 75.00
lgrd  43120 75.00
lgrd  43160 75.00
lgrd  47100 75.00
lgrd  39860 70.00
lgrd  39260 70.00
lgrd  45020 70.00
lgrd  32320 70.00
lgrd  46940 70.00
lgrd  19060 70.00
lgrd  20260 65.00
lgrd  8780 60.00
lgrd  13120 52.50
lgrd  3200 40.00


Last Sat. a.m. Dick got up early, quietly dressed, made his lunch & slipped into the garage.  He hooked up his pickup & boat & proceeded to back out into a torrential down-pour. Wind was blowing 50 mph, so he pulled everything back into the garage, turned on the radio & discovered the weather would be bad all day.   So he went back into the house, quietly undressed &  slipped back into bed.  He cuddled up to his wife*s back expectantly, & whispered, *The weather out there is terrible.*  His loving wife of 5 years replied, *And can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?*   That*s when the fight started.

July 5, 2018
51 loads


Today we had the good, the bad, & the ugly. Market reflected quality today and was up and down. We want to put all the flooding in the rearview mirror, and all roads in our area are open again! We look forward to having larger sales with more and better hay starting next week.

CORNSTALKS: 1

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   43500 55.00

MIXED: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   49000 140.00
lgrd   60480 137.50
lgrd   16820 90.00

STRAW: 6

SIZE  BALES  $/BL
smsq 29         2.75

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   32080 130.00
3x4   35980 130.00
3x4   54420 130.00
3x4                  77.50
3x4   43540 70.00


I was going to bed the other night when I noticed some people in my shed stealing things. I called the police but was told no one was in the area to help. They said they would be over as soon as possible. I hung up.  A minute later I called again. *Hello,* I said, *I called you a minute ago because there were people in my shed. You don*t have to hurry now because I*ve shot them. They aren*t going anywhere.*
Within minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area plus helicopters and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed. One of the officers said: *I thought you said you shot them?* To which I replied: *I thought you said there were no available units in the area?*

July 12, 2018
89 loads


Today was the first sale with much volume in the past month. We had good weather. Quality varied quite a bit. We had more of better grass and alfalfa, and the prices reflected that accordingly. We had a wide range of hay and price. We had several new loads of straw in today.


CORNSTALKS: 8

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   35000 60.00
lgrd   37620 55.00
lgrd   41700 55.00
lgrd   36840 55.00
lgrd   37900 55.00
lgrd   45020 52.50
lgrd   20340 47.50
lgrd                45.00
lgrd   43500 55.00

MIXED: 5

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
smsq 4520 115.00
3x4  52360 135.00
lgrd 48600 140.00
lgrd 51560 110.00
lgrd 32640 100.00

STRAW: 14

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   45300 62.50 wheat
3x3   41140 62.50 wheat
3x4   52280 117.50
3x4   49140 115.00
3x4   54980 115.00
3x4   45280 112.50
3x4   41880 105.00
3x4   57880 100.00
3x4   43160 77.50
3x4               75.00
3x4              75.00
lgrd  54980 95.00 new
lgrd  15720 80.00 new
lgrd   48000 42.50- bean


Paddy and Murphy are working on a building site. Paddy says to Murphy, *I*m gonna get the day off. I*m gonna pretend I*ve gone mad!* He climbs up the rafters, hangs upside down and shouts  *I*m a lightbulb, I*m a lightbulb!* Murphy watches in amazement. The foreman shouts: *Paddy, go home. You*ve gone mad.* So Paddy leaves the site. Murphy starts packing is kit up to leave as well. *Where do you think you*re going?* asks the fore-man. *Well,  I can*t work in the friggin dark!* said Murphy.

July 19, 2018
81 loads


Better alfalfa sold lower today. We had good quality today, but there was also some varied quality. Grass sold steady to lower. Square straw sold lower today. We had good buyer attendance today.


CORNSTALKS: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   41580 55.00
lgrd   44160 47.50
lgrd   39280 45.00

MIXED: 2

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   21610 92.50
lgrd  50580 127.50

STRAW: 11

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
wheat 39100 85.00
3x4   49520 102.50
3x4   47000 95.00
3x4   51920 87.50
3x4   52920 87.50
3x4   50680 82.50
3x4   42840 75.00
3x4   42880 75.00
3x4               72.50
lgrd  40720 100.00
bean 48920 45.00


~~Accidentally went to the grocery store on an empty stomach. I am now the proud owner of aisle 4.

~~Saw a store that has a sign that reads, *We treat you like family!* Yup, definitely not going in there!

July 26, 2018
85 loads


Almost all of the grass and alfalfa was new today. Market on the alfalfa was slightly lower, and grass backed off about $10/ ton. We had decent quality across the board, nothing fancy. Moderate buyer interest.

CORNSTALKS: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   41380 47.50
lgrd   45820 47.50
lgrd   43880 45.00

MIXED: 6

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4    21590 87.50
lgrd    48140 122.50
lgrd    47660 110.00
silage 47140 3 2.50
baleage 60480 25.00
baleage 61860 25.00

STRAW: 13

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   51400 107.50
3x4   40120 72.50
3x4               72.50
3x4               72.50
3x4               72.50
3x4               72.50
3x4  51140 70.00
3x4  52520 70.00
lgrd  38600 95.00
lgrd  36340 95.00
lgrd  33140 95.00
lgrd  32020 85.00
lgrd  47400 45.00 bean


~~I was working out at the gym when I spotted a sweet young thing walking in. I asked the trainer, *Which machine should I use to impress that lady over there?* The trainer looked over at me and replied, *I would recommend the ATM in the lobby.*
~~What did the drummer name his twin daughters? Anna one, Anna two..

July 30, 2018
78 loads


Market was rather steady today, although alfalfa was a little weaker.

CORNSTALKS: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   36940 57.50
lgrd   32720 57.50
lgrd   34080 55.00
lgrd   40060 52.50

MIXED: 0
STRAW: 11

SIZE   BALES  $/BL
smsq 160        3.75

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   45620 77.50
3x3   37600 72.50
3x4   47240 85.00
3x4   39740 85.00
3x4   37980 85.00
lgrd   42880 90.00
lgrd   40160 82.50
lgrd   39100 82.50
lgrd   17080 77.50 oats
lgrd   50560 65.00 oat/alf


Last Sat. a.m. Dick got up early, quietly dressed, made his lunch & slipped into the garage.  He hooked up his pickup & boat & proceeded to back out into a torrential down-pour. Wind was blowing 50 mph, so he pulled everything back into the garage, turned on the radio & discovered the weather would be bad all day.   So he went back into the house, quietly undressed &  slipped back into bed.  He cuddled up to his wife*s back expectantly, & whispered, *The weather out there is terrible.*  His loving wife of 5 years replied, *And can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?*   That*s when the fight started.