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.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
69 loads


Market was called a little lower today. Hay was of decent quality. Buyer interest was a little lower than last week.

REMEMBER: MONDAY WILL BE OUR FIRST MONDAY SALE OF THE SEASON! COME EARLY FOR OUR CHILI COOK-OFF.


ALFALFA: 2

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
lgrd   53500 165.00 4th
lgrd   52640 165.00 3rd
lgrd   51680 162.50 3rd
lgrd   15840 155.00 3rd
lgrd   52540 145.00 3rd
lgrd   50680 142.50 1st
lgrd   42860 140.00 4th
lgrd   54480 140.00 3rd
lgrd   50200 140.00 2nd
lgrd   45260 140.00 4th
lgrd   51020 137.50 4th
lgrd   50240 137.50 3rd
lgrd   53340 137.50 2nd
lgrd   50900 135.00 2nd
lgrd   55950 135.00 1st
lgrd   9400 132.50
lgrd   43260 132.50 3rd
lgrd   46340 130.00 2nd
lgrd   47560 130.00 2nd
lgrd   50240 130.00 2nd
lgrd   50420 130.00 1st
lgrd   51780 127.50 3rd
lgrd   47940 127.50 1st
lgrd   52240 125.00
lgrd   23120 122.50 1st
lgrd   33460 120.00 3rd
lgrd   120.00 1st
lgrd   54820 117.50 1st
lgrd   43920 117.50 1st

GRASS: 29

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton
smsq 5000 175.00
3x3 54960 155.00
3x3 41660 135.00
3x3 46300 135.00
3x4 47380 170.00
lgrd 48840 177.50
lgrd 43580 177.50
lgrd 52360 157.50
lgrd 53580 157.50
lgrd 46520 150.00
lgrd 49560 150.00
lgrd 51840 145.00
lgrd 34420 142.50
lgrd 50220 140.00
lgrd 47480 140.00
lgrd 52860 137.50
lgrd 21580 135.00
lgrd 49380 135.00
lgrd 48320 127.50
lgrd 21860 120.00
lgrd 48020 120.00
lgrd 50980 115.00
lgrd 47540 115.00
lgrd 46960 112.50
lgrd 45240 110.00
lgrd              110.00
oats    48480 80.00
sudan 46020 30.00
sudan 44820 30.00


John is having a bad day. He tried to button his shirt, and the button fell off. He picked up his briefcase and the handle fell off. He tried to open the door, and the doorknob fell off. Now he's scared to pee.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
69 loads


Market was called a little lower today. Hay was of decent quality. Buyer interest was a little lower than last week.

REMEMBER: MONDAY WILL BE OUR FIRST MONDAY SALE OF THE SEASON! COME EARLY FOR OUR CHILI COOK-OFF.


MIXED: 3

SIZE    LBS    $/Ton Cut
smsq              140.00
smsq              130.00
lgrd     57380   95.00

STRAW: 5

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   52100 110.00
3x4   53160 110.00
3x4   54540   80.00
3x4   46440   80.00
lgrd   46920   40.00


John is having a bad day. He tried to button his shirt, and the button fell off. He picked up his briefcase and the handle fell off. He tried to open the door, and the doorknob fell off. Now he's scared to pee.

OCTOBER 4, 2018
74 loads


Grass sold strong. Alfalfa sold strong. Quality varied alot. Stalks sold a little weaker. REMEBER: WE WILL BE RESUMING MONDAY SALES IN NOVEMBER. NOVEMBER 5TH WILL BE OUR FIRST ONE!

CORNSTALKS: 7

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   41560 72.50
lgrd   37740 62.50
lgrd   31980 55.00
lgrd               55.00
lgrd   31860 52.50
lgrd   31240 50.00
lgrd   54500 45.00

MIXED: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   47260 137.50
lgrd   48340 117.50
lgrd   52700 107.50
lgrd   52720 105.00

STRAW: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   48860 122.50
3x4   51240 100.00
bean 48060 50.00


A highly dangerous virus called *Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK) is going around. If you come into contact with this WORK virus, you should immediately go to the nearest *Biological Anxiety Relief* (BAR) center to take antidotes known as *Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract* (WINE), Radio-active UnWORK Medicine* (RUM), *Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter* (BEER), or *Vaccine Official Depression Killing Antigen* (VODKA). Please share this information to raise awareness. You know where you can find all of us tonight.

October 11, 2018
69 loads


Alfalfa was sold strongly today, and grass sold steady. Cornstalks sold steady to stronger today.
REMEMBER: WE WILL BE RESUMING MONDAY SALES NOVEMBER 5TH. WE WILL BE HAVING A CHILI COOKOFF! COME JOIN US!

CORNSTALKS: 10

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   49820 80.00
lgrd   39420 77.50
lgrd   48120 62.50
lgrd   38480 62.50
lgrd   36200 62.50
lgrd   31900 62.50
lgrd   32640 60.00
lgrd   36880 60.00
lgrd   32260 60.00
lgrd   37520 45.00

MIXED:  3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   44060 147.50
3x4   47700 147.50
lgrd   46020 105.00

STRAW: 6

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   47580 127.50
3x4   51520 120.00
3x4   55920 120.00
3x4   50500 105.00
3x4   50080 95.00
lgrd   48960 137.50


*Bless me father for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl.* The priest asks, *Is that you little Joey Pagano?* *Yes, Father, It is.* *And who is the girl you were with?* *I can*t tell you Father, I don*t want to ruin her reputation.*
*Well, Joey, I*m sure to find out her name sooner or later, so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?*
*I cannot say.*
*Was is Teresa Mazzarelli?*
*I will not tell.*
*Was it Nina Capelli?*
*Sorry, but I will not say her name*
*Was it Cathy Piriano?*
*My lips are sealed.*
*Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?*
*Please, Father, I cannot tell you.*
The priest sighs in frustration. *You*re very tight-lipped, and I admire that. But you have sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go behave yourself.* Joey walks back to his pew and his friend Franco slides over and whispers,
*What*d you get?*
*Four months vacation and five good leads!*

October 18, 2018
65 loads


Market was called steady to strong on grass and alfalfa today. Quantity was a bit limited. Demand was decent, but we had a generally thinner today.
REMEBER: WE WILL BE RESUMING MONDAY SALES NOVEMBER 5TH. WE WILL BE HAVING A CHILI COOK OFF! COME JOIN US!

CORNSTALKS: 10

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   40440 77.50
lgrd   43320 70.00
lgrd   49440 57.50
lgrd   37020 57.50
lgrd   43880 55.00
lgrd   43920 52.50
lgrd   43280 50.00
lgrd   41440 50.00
lgrd               37.50

MIXED: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   47740 140.00
3x4   43920 140.00
lgrd   46900 120.00

STRAW: 5

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   30680 115.00
3x4   53360 105.00
3x4   52800 95.00
3x4   53580 92.50
3x4   50810 90.00


~~I was at the post office when I saw  a blonde woman shouting at an envelope. I asked, *What are you doing?* She replied, *Sending a voicemail!*
~~The temperature when from 80 to 55 like it saw a state trooper.

October 25, 2018
93 loads


Market was steady to stronger today. Quality was a little better on the alfalfa and grass. We had good buyer interest.
REMEBER: WE WILL BE RESUMING MONDAY SALES NOVEMBER 5TH. WE WILL BE HAVING A CHILI COOK OFF! COME JOIN US!

CORNSTALKS: 5

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   15580 57.50
lgrd   38480 55.00
lgrd   36200 55.00
lgrd   38260 37.50
lgrd   36320 37.50

MIXED: 0
STRAW: 1

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   41080 120.00


A group of engineering students and their teacher were given a free air-plane ticket to go on a vacation. Once on the plane, the Captain announced that they were on the plane the students had built. Everyone freaked out and rushed off of the plane except for the teacher who sat there calmly. When the flight attendant asked why he hadn*t left, he responded *I know the ablilities of my students quite  well. This plane won*t even start.*

OCTOBER 4, 2018
74 loads


Grass sold strong. Alfalfa sold strong. Quality varied alot. Stalks sold a little weaker. REMEBER: WE WILL BE RESUMING MONDAY SALES IN NOVEMBER. NOVEMBER 5TH WILL BE OUR FIRST ONE!

ALFALFA: 24

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
3x3   56460 155.00
3x3   5700 150.00
3x3   40540 145.00 3rd
3x3   44280 122.50 1st
3x4   25620 162.50 3rd
lgrd   43580 150.00 3rd
lgrd   15940 147.50 3rd
lgrd   50340 140.00 3rd
lgrd   53220 140.00
lgrd   42000 135.00 3rd
lgrd   39740 135.00 2nd
lgrd   44220 130.00 3rd
lgrd   49300 127.50
lgrd   44440 125.00 2nd
lgrd   56820 125.00 1st
lgrd   45880 120.00 2nd
lgrd   42520 120.00 2nd
lgrd   27400 117.50 3rd
lgrd   28540 115.00 2nd
lgrd   44800 115.00 4th
lgrd   52640 97.50
lgrd   71760 95.00 5th
lgrd   42740 80.00 3rd
lgrd   40980 75.00 1st

GRASS: 36

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
smsq 2720 127.50
lgrd  13680 157.50
lgrd  53500 155.00
lgrd  54220 150.00
lgrd  53900 150.00
lgrd  47040 145.00
lgrd  52420 145.00
lgrd  53580 145.00
lgrd  55060 145.00
lgrd  46940 137.50
lgrd  57500 135.00
lgrd  49880 135.00
lgrd  47680 135.00
lgrd  48680 132.50
lgrd  45320 130.00
lgrd  40080 127.50
lgrd  49580 125.00
lgrd              125.00
lgrd  52660 122.50
lgrd  45080 122.50
lgrd  51480 122.50
lgrd  53220 122.50
lgrd  58920 122.50
lgrd  57120 120.00
lgrd  51400 120.00
lgrd  52660 120.00
lgrd              117.50
lgrd  50720 117.50
lgrd  37380 117.50
lgrd  12980 115.00
lgrd  38600 112.50
lgrd  42640 112.50
lgrd  44440 110.00
lgrd  49300 107.50
lgrd  44620 80.00
oats 46900 62.50


A highly dangerous virus called *Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK) is going around. If you come into contact with this WORK virus, you should immediately go to the nearest *Biological Anxiety Relief* (BAR) center to take antidotes known as *Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract* (WINE), Radio-active UnWORK Medicine* (RUM), *Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter* (BEER), or *Vaccine Official Depression Killing Antigen* (VODKA). Please share this information to raise awareness. You know where you can find all of us tonight.

October 11, 2018
69 loads


Alfalfa was sold strongly today, and grass sold steady. Cornstalks sold steady to stronger today.
REMEMBER: WE WILL BE RESUMING MONDAY SALES NOVEMBER 5TH. WE WILL BE HAVING A CHILI COOKOFF! COME JOIN US!

ALFALFA: 14

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton    Cut
3x3   44300 167.50 3rd
3x3   49700 167.50 4th
3x3   56860 157.50 4th
3x3   18920 130.00 2nd
3x4   27800 155.00 2nd
lgrd   52960 162.50 3rd
lgrd   56580 150.00 3rd
lgrd   16720 150.00 3rd
lgrd   50100 140.00 3rd
lgrd   46200 140.00 3rd
lgrd   42340 137.50 3rd
rye    51740 127.50
lgrd   28600 122.50
lgrd   49700 117.50 2nd

GRASS: 36

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   14300 180.00
3x3   45180 155.00
3x3   51460 150.00
lgrd   46580 150.00
lgrd   54240 150.00
lgrd   31360 147.50
lgrd   43920 145.00
lgrd   52460 140.00
lgrd   51360 135.00
lgrd   24520 130.00
lgrd   53500 125.00
lgrd   35300 125.00
lgrd   51060 125.00
lgrd   52480 125.00
lgrd   50980 125.00
lgrd   49520 125.00
lgrd   6680 120.00
lgrd   47380 120.00
lgrd   49320 120.00
lgrd   57880 120.00
lgrd               120.00
lgrd   48400 117.50
lgrd   37040 117.50
lgrd   47180 117.50
lgrd   49780 117.50
lgrd   56240 115.00
lgrd   53960 112.50
lgrd   48700 110.00
lgrd   50440 110.00
lgrd               110.00
lgrd  56020 105.00
lgrd  47540 105.00
lgrd  49080 102.50
lgrd  50260 100.00
lgrd  64980 100.00
lgrd  35820 95.00


*Bless me father for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl.* The priest asks, *Is that you little Joey Pagano?* *Yes, Father, It is.* *And who is the girl you were with?* *I can*t tell you Father, I don*t want to ruin her reputation.*
*Well, Joey, I*m sure to find out her name sooner or later, so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?*
*I cannot say.*
*Was is Teresa Mazzarelli?*
*I will not tell.*
*Was it Nina Capelli?*
*Sorry, but I will not say her name*
*Was it Cathy Piriano?*
*My lips are sealed.*
*Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?*
*Please, Father, I cannot tell you.*
The priest sighs in frustration. *You*re very tight-lipped, and I admire that. But you have sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go behave yourself.* Joey walks back to his pew and his friend Franco slides over and whispers,
*What*d you get?*
*Four months vacation and five good leads!*

October 18, 2018
65 loads


Market was called steady to strong on grass and alfalfa today. Quantity was a bit limited. Demand was decent, but we had a generally thinner today.
REMEBER: WE WILL BE RESUMING MONDAY SALES NOVEMBER 5TH. WE WILL BE HAVING A CHILI COOK OFF! COME JOIN US!

ALFALFA: 12

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
3x4   50120 182.50
lgrd   62640 162.50 4th
lgrd   50580 152.50
lgrd   49000 150.00 3rd
lgrd   53360 150.00 3rd
lgrd   33400 145.00 3rd
lgrd   47460 142.50 1st
lgrd   44920 142.50 1st
lgrd   49140 140.00 2nd
lgrd   39060 140.00 3rd
lgrd   39220 137.50
lgrd   53360 105.00 3rd

GRASS: 35

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   51220 155.00
lgrd   17420 150.00
lgrd   26260 145.00
lgrd   52520 145.00
lgrd   45520 145.00
lgrd   48500 142.50
lgrd   48880 140.00
lgrd   53020 137.50
lgrd   49120 130.00
lgrd   49760 130.00
lgrd   61160 130.00
lgrd   56460 130.00
lgrd   51800 127.50
lgrd   43440 127.50
lgrd   55640 127.50
lgrd   54620 127.50
lgrd   52180 127.50
lgrd               127.50
lgrd   51680 125.00
lgrd   51460 125.00
lgrd   47840 125.00
lgrd   46900 122.50
lgrd   41200 120.00
lgrd   52040 120.00
lgrd   6640 120.00
lgrd   50980 120.00
lgrd   47280 120.00
lgrd   53940 117.50
lgrd   46620 112.50
lgrd   44820 110.00
lgrd   49880 110.00
lgrd   57360 110.00
lgrd   44560 110.00
lgrd   52320 105.00
lgrd   33040 70.00


~~I was at the post office when I saw  a blonde woman shouting at an envelope. I asked, *What are you doing?* She replied, *Sending a voicemail!*
~~The temperature when from 80 to 55 like it saw a state trooper.

October 25, 2018
93 loads


Market was steady to stronger today. Quality was a little better on the alfalfa and grass. We had good buyer interest.
REMEBER: WE WILL BE RESUMING MONDAY SALES NOVEMBER 5TH. WE WILL BE HAVING A CHILI COOK OFF! COME JOIN US!

ALFALFA: 23

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
3x4   25400 142.50 2nd
lgrd   58280 155.00 3rd
lgrd   46100 172.50 3rd
lgrd   52660 157.50 1st
lgrd   55620 157.50 4th
lgrd   54900 157.50 4th
lgrd   55700 155.00 3rd
lgrd   38500 152.50 3rd
lgrd   47540 150.00 1st
lgrd   40680 150.00 2nd
lgrd   60820 147.50 4th
lgrd   49540 147.50 4th
lgrd   46860 145.00 3rd
lgrd   50920 145.00 1st
lgrd   58240 142.50 3rd
lgrd                142.50 1st
lgrd   49620 142.50 2nd
lgrd   39340 140.00 4th
lgrd   51240 140.00 1st
lgrd   64880 140.00
lgrd   33560 140.00 3rd
lgrd   55720 135.00 2nd
lgrd   49460 127.50

GRASS: 25

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   58960 170.00
3x4   47140 145.00
3x4   44900 122.50
lgrd   21040 170.00
lgrd   49380 157.50
lgrd   51060 155.00
lgrd   50160 155.00
lgrd   16040 152.50
lgrd   54500 152.50
lgrd   44600 145.00
lgrd   56700 142.50
lgrd   51420 142.50
lgrd   45180 142.50
lgrd   46340 140.00
lgrd   53880 140.00
lgrd   5690 140.00
lgrd             140.00
lgrd   2880 137.50
lgrd   38440 137.50
lgrd   46140 137.50
lgrd   51040 135.00
lgrd   51220 135.00
lgrd   48460 135.00
lgrd   48240 130.00
lgrd   46520 127.50


A group of engineering students and their teacher were given a free air-plane ticket to go on a vacation. Once on the plane, the Captain announced that they were on the plane the students had built. Everyone freaked out and rushed off of the plane except for the teacher who sat there calmly. When the flight attendant asked why he hadn*t left, he responded *I know the ablilities of my students quite  well. This plane won*t even start.*