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 February 10, 2020

28 Loads

The market for today’s sale was generally steady with a lighter volume.  The quality varied, generally being on the lower side, and bedding was steady.

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-2

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   47600 160.00

lgrd  52220 100.00

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   43260 140.00

lgrd  39720 110.00

lgrd  34580  80.00

 

-----CORNSTALKS-5-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  45660  62.50

lgrd  45530  62.50

lgrd  36940  62.50

lgrd  46080  60.00

lgrd  45500  60.00

**A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror.  Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she’d like to have for her birthday.  I’d like to be eight again, she replied, still looking in the mirror.  On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and took her to Adventure World theme park.  What a day!  He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was.  Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park.  Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.  He then took her to a McDonald’s where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.  Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M’s.  What a fabulous adventure!  Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.  He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, “Well Dear, what was it like being eight again?”  Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.  “I meant my dress size, you idiot!!!"

Monday February 10, 2020

28 Loads

The market for today’s sale was generally steady with a lighter volume.  The quality varied, generally being on the lower side, and bedding was steady.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  40320 135.00

lgrd  51140 132.50

lgrd  50180 130.00

lgrd  52340 130.00

lgrd  43880 100.00 2nd

lgrd  19840  97.50 2nd

-------GRASS-12-------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  40680  95.00

lgrd  45260  87.50

lgrd  46160  85.00

lgrd  17540  80.00

lgrd  57080  80.00

lgrd  59240  77.50

lgrd  51240  72.50-German Millet

lgrd  56640  72.50

lgrd  54320  65.00-German Millet

lgrd  45740  40.00-Sudan Grass

lgrd  46120  40.00-Sudan Grass

smsq   3340 110.00

**A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror.  Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she’d like to have for her birthday.  I’d like to be eight again, she replied, still looking in the mirror.  On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and took her to Adventure World theme park.  What a day!  He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was.  Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park.  Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.  He then took her to a McDonald’s where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.  Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M’s.  What a fabulous adventure!  Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.  He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, “Well Dear, what was it like being eight again?”  Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.  “I meant my dress size, you idiot!!!"

Thursday February 6, 2020

83 Loads

We had a good turn out for the sale today with the market selling steady.

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-10

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   46940 160.00 4th

3x4   55140 145.00

3x4   60160 130.00

lgrd  48160 155.00

lgrd  45540 137.50

lgrd  50260 100.00

lgrd  41880 100.00

lgrd  26240 100.00

lgrd  51280  95.00

lgrd  38100  95.00

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   45540 155.00

lgrd  38120 112.50

 

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

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  46260  62.50

lgrd  11240  62.50

lgrd  53780  57.50

lgrd  54020  57.50

**A woman brings a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon.  As she lays her beloved pet duck on the table, the vet puts his stethoscope to the bird’s chest and listens carefully.  A moment later the vet shakes his head and says sadly, “I’m sorry mam, but your duck, Cuddles, has passed away.”  The woman becomes quite distressed and begins to cry.  “Are you sure?”  she says with tears flooding from her eyes.  “Yes mam, I am sure” the vet responds,  “Your duck is definitely dead.”  “But how can you be so sure?”  the woman protests.  “I mean, you haven’t done any testing on him or anything have you?  Perhaps he’s just stunned or in a coma or something.”  The vet rolls his eyes, then turns around and leaves the room.  A few minutes later he returns with a black Labrador Retriever.  As the duck’s owner looks on in amazement, the Labrador stands on his hind legs, puts his front paws on the examination table and sniffs around the duck from top to bottom.  He then looks up at the vet with sad eyes and shakes his head.  The vet pats the dog on the head and takes it out of the room.  A few minutes later the vet returns with a cat.  The cat jumps on the table and delicately sniffs at the bird from it’s head to it’s feet.  After a moment the cat looks up, shakes it’s head, meows softly and strolls out of the room.  The vet looks at the woman and says, “Look mam I’m really sorry, but as I said before, this is most definitely a duck that is no longer of this world.  Your duck is dead.”  The vet turns to his computer terminal, hits a few keys and produces a bill, which he hands to the woman.  The duck’s owner, still in shock, looks at the bill and see’s it is $150.  “$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!” she shrieks with incredulity.  The vet shrugs his shoulders and says, “I’m sorry mam.  If you’d taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20.  However with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it’s now $150.

Thursday February 6, 2020

83 Loads

 

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   38980 135.00

3x3    2000 120.00 2nd

3x3   54120  85.00 1st

3x4   55140 115.00

lgrd  61260 165.00 3rd

lgrd  56680 157.50 3rd

lgrd  47400 155.00 2nd

lgrd  19520 152.50 3rd

lgrd  50980 150.00 3rd

lgrd  54520 150.00 3rd

lgrd  51000 150.00 3rd

lgrd  50400 135.00 2nd

lgrd  53320 135.00

lgrd  44900 132.50 3rd

lgrd  47420 132.50

lgrd  47500 130.00 2nd

lgrd  36000 130.00 3rd

lgrd  35290 127.50

lgrd  60240 127.50 2nd

lgrd  49880 127.50 2nd

lgrd  29960 122.50

lgrd  42240 122.50 2nd

lgrd  38700 120.00 1st

lgrd  43160 112.50 2nd

lgrd  48680 110.00 2nd

lgrd  56940 107.50 1st

lgrd  53580 107.50 2nd

lgrd  47780 107.50

lgrd  39120  95.00 2nd

lgrd  33400  92.50

lgrd  31800  87.50

lgrd  32580  87.50 2nd

lgrd  44520  85.00 1st

lgrd  59700  82.50-Oats

lgrd  52260  55.00 1st

-------GRASS-32-------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   45140 110.00

3x3   49020 100.00

3x3   44460  92.50

3x4   54380 165.00

lgrd  39040 125.00

lgrd  44040 117.50

lgrd  48540 117.50

lgrd  47640 115.00

lgrd  59920 112.50

lgrd  53800 112.50

lgrd  55420 112.50

lgrd  44600 112.50

lgrd  59200 110.00

lgrd  47740 110.00

lgrd  46460 102.50

lgrd  53240 100.00

lgrd  21460 100.00

lgrd  55240 100.00

lgrd  56200 100.00

lgrd  26760  95.00

lgrd  46700  92.50

lgrd  43320  90.00

lgrd  15060  85.00

lgrd  52600  85.00

lgrd  42680  77.50

lgrd  47320  75.00-Millet

lgrd  18300  70.00-Millet/Mix

lgrd  24900  70.00

lgrd  45920  52.50-Sudan Grass

lgrd  46040  50.00-Sudan Grass

lgrd  45000  45.00-Sudan Grass

lgrd 47620 120.00

**A woman brings a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon.  As she lays her beloved pet duck on the table, the vet puts his stethoscope to the bird’s chest and listens carefully.  A moment later the vet shakes his head and says sadly, “I’m sorry mam, but your duck, Cuddles, has passed away.”  The woman becomes quite distressed and begins to cry.  “Are you sure?”  she says with tears flooding from her eyes.  “Yes mam, I am sure” the vet responds,  “Your duck is definitely dead.”  “But how can you be so sure?”  the woman protests.  “I mean, you haven’t done any testing on him or anything have you?  Perhaps he’s just stunned or in a coma or something.”  The vet rolls his eyes, then turns around and leaves the room.  A few minutes later he returns with a black Labrador Retriever.  As the duck’s owner looks on in amazement, the Labrador stands on his hind legs, puts his front paws on the examination table and sniffs around the duck from top to bottom.  He then looks up at the vet with sad eyes and shakes his head.  The vet pats the dog on the head and takes it out of the room.  A few minutes later the vet returns with a cat.  The cat jumps on the table and delicately sniffs at the bird from it’s head to it’s feet.  After a moment the cat looks up, shakes it’s head, meows softly and strolls out of the room.  The vet looks at the woman and says, “Look mam I’m really sorry, but as I said before, this is most definitely a duck that is no longer of this world.  Your duck is dead.”  The vet turns to his computer terminal, hits a few keys and produces a bill, which he hands to the woman.  The duck’s owner, still in shock, looks at the bill and see’s it is $150.  “$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!” she shrieks with incredulity.  The vet shrugs his shoulders and says, “I’m sorry mam.  If you’d taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20.  However with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it’s now $150.