ATTENTION: WE WILL ONLY BE 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 currently 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.

Thursday April 23, 2020

78 Loads

Market was called steady. Quality was pretty good. Buyers were active but not plentiful. There was very little interest in bedding.

We now have the option available for you to buy select loads of hay through our website. The loads can be viewed on our website under the “Hay for Sale” tab.

MIXED -6

SIZE   LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   38760 117.50   

3x3   46220  70.00   

lgrd  12700 140.00 4th

lgrd  46920 132.50 2nd

lgrd  41840  90.00   

lgrd  31760  87.50   

 
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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   49260  87.50

3x4                40.00

3x4   46580  37.50

--CORNSTALKS-4-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  39060  45.00

lgrd  44620  42.50

lgrd  49180  42.50

lgrd  43080  40.00

   

 **While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5 year old son and his friends had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister’s son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity recited his version of what he thought his father always said: ‘Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, ad into the hole he goooes.’

Thursday April 23, 2020

78 Loads

Market was called steady. Quality was pretty good. Buyers were active but not plentiful. There was very little interest in bedding.

We now have the option available for you to buy select loads of hay through our website. The loads can be viewed on our website under the “Hay for Sale” tab.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   46980 175.00   

3x3   13760 165.00 2nd

3x3   47240 137.50 1st

3x3   47260 135.00 1st

3x3   48880 122.50   

3x4   45300 120.00

3x4               117.50

3x4               117.50  

3x4   46080  50.00   

lgrd  50220 155.00 2nd

lgrd               135.00

lgrd  36860 130.00 3rd

lgrd               130.00 2nd

lgrd  43700 127.50 4th

lgrd  53620 125.00 4th

lgrd  55340 125.00 3rd

lgrd  50680 122.50 2nd

lgrd  42660 120.00   

lgrd  15180 117.50 1st

lgrd  51600 117.50 3rd

lgrd  45680 115.00 1st

lgrd  57600 112.50   

lgrd  55060 112.50 1st

lgrd  48920 110.00   

lgrd  47680 105.00

lgrd               97.50

lgrd               97.50 3rd

lgrd               97.50 3rd   

lgrd  36160  95.00 3rd

lgrd  38640  95.00   

lgrd  45820  95.00 1st

lgrd  53580  92.50 2nd

lgrd  20860  90.00   

lgrd  53060  87.50 1st

lgrd               87.50

lgrd  48460  87.50   

lgrd  24330  80.00 1st

lgrd  24450  80.00 1st

lgrd  34340  70.00 2nd

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x3   45780  87.50   

lgrd  44820 137.50   

lgrd  46500 135.00   

lgrd  22620 115.00   

lgrd  49940 110.00   

lgrd  34360 110.00   

lgrd  47140 105.00   

lgrd  50220  97.50   

lgrd  40840  92.50   

lgrd  53120  92.50   

lgrd  53100  90.00   

lgrd  44560  90.00   

lgrd  48100  87.50   

lgrd  54240  87.50

lgrd               85.00  

lgrd  47580  85.00   

lgrd  43780  85.00   

lgrd  52820  85.00   

lgrd  49200  85.00   

lgrd  46040  82.50

lgrd               77.50

lgrd               77.50

lgrd               77.50   

lgrd  51480  75.00   

lgrd  46180  37.50   

lgrd  35740  32.50   

   

 **While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5 year old son and his friends had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister’s son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity recited his version of what he thought his father always said: ‘Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, ad into the hole he goooes.’

Thursday April 16, 2020

100 Loads

Alfalfa market was steady today and grass sold a little weaker. Bedding was very low quality and sold on a weak market.

We now have the option available for you to buy select loads of hay through our website. The loads can be viewed on our website under the “Hay for Sale” tab.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   38000  55.00   

lgrd  46940 110.00   

lgrd  32620  95.00   

lgrd  54560  90.00 2nd

lgrd  59220  32.50   

 
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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   23020  95.00

3x4   27160  77.50

3x4   35700  77.50

3x4   59380  15.00

3x4   52020  15.00

3x4   58860  10.00

lgrd  43080  77.50

lgrd  53880  47.50

--Cornstalks-11-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  30440  42.50

lgrd               42.50

lgrd               42.50

lgrd               42.50

lgrd  38360  37.50

lgrd  16760  30.00

lgrd               25.00

lgrd               20.00

lgrd  43040  20.00

lgrd  40740   5.00

lgrd  40380   5.00

   

 ** I asked an explosives expert once about the stress of bomb defusing. He shrugged and said “It’s not stressful. I’m either right, or suddenly it’s not my problem anymore.” I try to stick to that perspective.

Thursday April 16, 2020

100 Loads

Alfalfa market was steady today and grass sold a little weaker. Bedding was very low quality and sold on a weak market.

We now have the option available for you to buy select loads of hay through our website. The loads can be viewed on our website under the “Hay for Sale” tab.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

smsq   2740 175.00 3rd

smsq   3240 110.00   

3x3   21060 140.00   

3x3   44440 135.00   

3x3   47800 115.00 2nd

3x4    3740 140.00 3rd

3x4    7000 130.00   

3x4   47400 107.50 3rd

lgrd   1480 160.00 3rd

lgrd  45780 145.00 3rd

lgrd  44560 145.00 3rd

lgrd  43420 145.00

lgrd              142.50 3rd   

lgrd  46120 142.50   

lgrd  46060 142.50 3rd

lgrd  47160 142.50 2nd

lgrd  46440 142.50 3rd

lgrd  49880 137.50   

lgrd               132.50

lgrd  46380 130.00 1st

lgrd  46780 130.00 2nd

lgrd  45120 127.50 2nd

lgrd  26900 127.50 1st

lgrd              127.50 3rd

lgrd  46840 125.00 2nd

lgrd  24400 125.00 1st

lgrd  55480 115.00   

lgrd  52560 112.50 3rd

lgrd  34760 110.00   

lgrd  51420 110.00   

lgrd  45400  95.00 1st

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

smsq   5920 115.00   

3x3   48300 112.50   

3x3     880 110.00   

3x3   51160 110.00   

3x3   61740  67.50   

3x4   45460 112.50   

3x4   52560 110.00   

3x4   45120  97.50   

lgrd  44260 132.50   

lgrd  22200 125.00   

lgrd   9060 110.00   

lgrd  49300 110.00   

lgrd  45100 105.00   

lgrd  40400 102.50   

lgrd  42800 100.00   

lgrd  48360  97.50   

lgrd  53820  95.00   

lgrd  59560  95.00   

lgrd  45220  92.50   

lgrd  20840  90.00   

lgrd  48060  90.00   

lgrd  49000  87.50   

lgrd  34320  87.50   

lgrd  51840  85.00   

lgrd  34280  85.00   

lgrd  45120  85.00 oat  

lgrd  51100  85.00   

lgrd  42780  85.00   

lgrd  42100  85.00   

lgrd  29360  85.00

lgrd               82.50

lgrd               82.50   

lgrd  53840  80.00

lgrd               80.00   

lgrd  52080  75.00   

lgrd  33140  75.00   

lgrd  50080  72.50

lgrd                70.00   

lgrd  47580  65.00

lgrd  43920  65.00   

lgrd  31460  52.50   

lgrd   6240  50.00   

lgrd  44480  45.00   

lgrd  59020  30.00   

lgrd  32360  25.00   

   

 ** I asked an explosives expert once about the stress of bomb defusing. He shrugged and said “It’s not stressful. I’m either right, or suddenly it’s not my problem anymore.” I try to stick to that perspective.