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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.

June 1, 2018
72 loads


Market was called steady to slightly weaker.

CORNSTALKS: 8

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton   Cut
lgrd   32920 60.00
lgrd               57.50
lgrd               57.50
lgrd   45280 55.00
lgrd   32220 55.00
lgrd   41840 55.00
lgrd   39940 55.00
lgrd               55.00

MIXED: 6

SIZE   LBS    $/Ton
smsq 10060 125.00 new
lgrd    50020 155.00
lgrd    43140 147.50
lgrd    48560 145.00
lgrd    47460 130.00
lgrd    59880 125.00 new

STRAW: 8

SIZE   LBS    $/Ton
3x3   33020 150.00
3x3   32880 135.00
3x4   52630 152.50
3x4                  95.00
3x4   41040    85.00
3x4   36800    82.50
3x4   44620    75.00
lgrd   37040 140.00


Five great confusions still unresolved.
1. At a movie theatre, which arm rest is yours?
2. In the word scent, is *S* silent or *C.*
3. If people evolve from monkeys, why are monkeys still around?
4. Why is there a *D* in fridge, but not in refrigerator?
5. Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?

June 14, 2018
91 loads


Alfalfa sold lower today with old and new crop bringing about the same $. Quality was average at best. Market is transitioning into the new hay year. Grass market was lower today. $10-$20 lower on old hay. New grass was pretty well accepted. Cornstalks sold steady. Straw was a little weaker.


CORNSTALKS: 8

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   44960 57.50
lgrd   47540 57.50
lgrd   37620 55.00
lgrd   42620 52.50
lgrd   41100 52.50
lgrd   36600 52.50
lgrd   16020 47.50
lgrd   39460 47.50
lgrd   42520 45.00

MIXED: 1

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   54480 112.50 new

STRAW: 7

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   33480 130.00
3x4   54380 75.00
3x4   42220 72.50
3x4   39500 62.50
lgrd   39400 125.00
lgrd   38400 60.00
lgrd   35040 55.00


I went to the liqour store Friday afternoon on my bicycle, bought a bottle of Scotch and but it in the bicycle basket. I was about to leave, then I thought to myself that if I fell off the bike, the bottle would break. So I drank all the Scotch before I cycled home, just in case. That turned out to be a very good decision because I fell off my bicycle seven times on the way home.

June 21, 2018
44 loads


Alfalfa sold lower today, all hay was very waterlogged. Grass sold stronger with a light volume.

CORNSTALKS: 5

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
          43800 55.00
3x4   48200 45.00
lgrd   47060 55.00
lgrd   44620 50.00
lgrd   50440 47.50

MIXED: 1

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   12680 142.50

STRAW: 5

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   54080 135.00
3x4   41080 60.00
3x4   45220 50.00
3x4   44600 42.50
lgrd   37040 45.00

Why cant you take a turkey to church? Beacause they use such fowl language.
*****************************
There was this blonde who bought two new dogs. Her friend asked the name of the dogs. She replied Timex and Rolex. Her friend replied Those are the names of watches, not dogs. Helloooo!! She replied, They are watchdogs!

June 28, 2018
48 loads


Alfalfa sold steady and weak today. A lot of both alfalfa and grass hay had a lot of rain. Prices reflected being rained on. Most grass hay was new cutting.
WE WILL HAVE A SALE NEXT THURSDAY, JULY 5, AT 12:30!

CORNSTALKS: 6

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton   Cut
lgrd   43320 50.00
lgrd   43900 50.00
lgrd   53200 50.00
lgrd   52940 50.00
lgrd   54280 50.00

corn/beanstalk mix
lgrd   42860 57.50

MIXED: 3

SIZE   LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   14920 140.00
lgrd   58820 137.50
lgrd   12540 112.50

STRAW: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   32520 135.00
3x4   51980 67.50
3x4   48920 57.50
lgrd   37420 107.50


One year I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn*t buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, *You still haven*t used the one I got you last year.* And that*s how the fight started.

June 29, 2018
106 loads


Market was called stead to lower on the alfalfa. Grass was called steady to lower on top quality. If you are interested in small square straw bales, please contact Paul 712.470.1274.

CORNSTALKS: 4

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   36580 45.00
lgrd   38240 45.00
lgrd   39000 45.00
lgrd   40740 37.50

MIXED: 2

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   37980 92.50
lgrd   49800 90.00 new

STRAW: 2

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x4   70060 40.00
lgrd   5100 20.00


Reporter is interviewing a 104-year-old woman: *And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?* the reporter asked. She simply replied, *No peer pressure.*
Growing your own tomatoes is the best way to devote 3 months of your life to saving $2.17.

June 7, 2018
72 loads


Market was called weaker with etter supply available. Lots of new hay today, and most was of decent quality.

ALFALFA: 28

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton   Cut
3x3   50280 152.50 new
3x3   48100 125.00 new
3x4   50940 170.00 3rd
3x4   46120 150.00 new
3x4   58260 145.00 new
lgrd   57820 157.50 4th
lgrd   51580 155.00 1st
lgrd   51220 150.00 new
lgrd   14220 147.50 new
lgrd   39680 145.00 new
lgrd   52400 140.00 new
lgrd   33720 137.50 3rd
lgrd   34340 135.00 new
lgrd   59580 130.00 new
lgrd   40560 130.00 3rd
lgrd   46640 127.50 new
lgrd   42500 127.50 new
lgrd   44720 125.00 new
lgrd   46660 125.00 3rd
lgrd   41480 125.00 new
lgrd   59620 125.00 new
lgrd   44580 125.00 new
lgrd   19980 125.00 new
lgrd   52460 120.00 new
lgrd   43560 117.50 new
lgrd   40380 110.00 1st
lgrd                105.00
lgrd   36540 95.00 3rd

GRASS: 22

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   47480 150.00 new
3x3   4900 65.00
3x4   38180 175.00
lgrd   54040 160.00 new
lgrd   51580 150.00
lgrd   59120 150.00
lgrd   49700 150.00
lgrd   48520 145.00
lgrd   23400 142.50 new
lgrd   52440 137.50
lgrd               137.50
lgrd   49900 135.00
lgrd   51720 135.00
lgrd               135.00
lgrd               132.50
lgrd   53360 127.50
lgrd   23440 125.00 new
lgrd   54280 117.50
lgrd   22940 117.50
lgrd   41090 117.50
rye   35400 115.00 new
lgrd   54940 110.00


When I was a kid, my parent*s would always say pardon my French after every swear word. I will never forget my first day of school when my teacher asked us if any of us knew French.

June 14, 2018
91 loads


Alfalfa sold lower today with old and new crop bringing about the same $. Quality was average at best. Market is transitioning into the new hay year. Grass market was lower today. $10-$20 lower on old hay. New grass was pretty well accepted. Cornstalks sold steady. Straw was a little weaker.

ALFALFA: 46

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton
3x3  56060 145.00
3x3  7580 140.00 new
3x3  49360 140.00 new
3x3  40380 140.00 new
3x3  12540 132.50 new
3x3  52660 125.00 1st
3x3  43860 125.00 1st
3x3  46980 102.50 new
3x4  46500 155.00 2nd
3x4  67200 120.00 1st
3x4  53400 115.00 3rd
lgrd  39600 140.00
lgrd  61300 140.00 new
lgrd  47160 135.00 2nd
lgrd  36360 132.50 new
lgrd  50140 130.00 new
lgrd  41420 130.00 new
lgrd  50580 130.00 1st
lgrd  36080 130.00 new
lgrd  45420 127.50 1st
lgrd  49440 127.50 new
lgrd  54560 127.50 1st
lgrd  53160 125.00 2nd
lgrd  44140 125.00 3rd
lgrd  51760 122.50 3rd
lgrd  59880 122.50 new
lgrd  52060 122.50 new
lgrd  55340 120.00 1st
lgrd  51060 120.00 new
lgrd  38300 120.00 new
lgrd  36440 120.00 new
lgrd  44900 117.50 new
lgrd  50260 117.50 new
lgrd  43520 117.50 new
lgrd  50340 115.00 new
lgrd  43800 115.00 1st
lgrd  45120 112.50 new
lgrd  32380 112.50 2nd
lgrd  22200 112.50 new
lgrd  40080 110.00 new
lgrd  51120 110.00 new
lgrd  49580 105.00 1st
lgrd  48020 105.00
lgrd  48180 87.50 new
lgrd  52500 85.00 new

baleage 51760 67.50

GRASS: 29

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   53060 162.50 new
lgrd   52340 160.00 new
lgrd   55440 145.00
lgrd   36540 135.00
lgrd   52040 135.00
lgrd   41980 130.00
lgrd   21320 130.00
lgrd   47980 130.00 new
lgrd               130.00
lgrd   46160 127.50
lgrd   42640 127.50
lgrd   48420 127.50
lgrd   53080 127.50
lgrd   42280 125.00
lgrd   15980 125.00
lgrd   47940 125.00 new
lgrd   45600 122.50
lgrd   33960 122.50
lgrd   35400 122.50
lgrd   52580 120.00
lgrd  52780 120.00
lgrd  43560 120.00
lgrd   49660 120.00
lgrd   49500 120.00
lgrd   47060 120.00
lgrd   49080 117.50
lgrd   33880 115.00
lgrd   5360 110.00 new

rye  37720 60.00


I went to the liqour store Friday afternoon on my bicycle, bought a bottle of Scotch and but it in the bicycle basket. I was about to leave, then I thought to myself that if I fell off the bike, the bottle would break. So I drank all the Scotch before I cycled home, just in case. That turned out to be a very good decision because I fell of my bicycle seven times on the way home.

June 21, 2018
44 loads


Alfalfa sold lower today, all hay was very waterlogged. Grass sold stronger with a light volume.

ALFALFA: 20

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
3x3   53180 145.00 1st
3x3   45720 135.00 1st
3x3   38740 130.00 1st
3x3   11840 120.00 4th
lgrd   45560 125.00 1st
lgrd   45960 120.00 2nd
lgrd   45800 117.50 3rd
lgrd   47980 115.00 1st
lgrd   44080 112.50 1st
lgrd   48000 107.50
lgrd   49740 107.50
lgrd   49760 105.00 1st
lgrd   51100 105.00 1st
lgrd   42280 105.00 1st
lgrd   46860 105.00 1st
lgrd   46760 102.50 1st
lgrd   49720 102.50 1st
lgrd   50720 97.50 1st
lgrd   54600 97.50 1st
lgrd   38460 92.50 1st
lgrd   57240 75.00 1st

GRASS: 11

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   55900 165.00
lgrd   20220 165.00
lgrd   29140 162.50
lgrd   29760 160.00
lgrd   43760 157.50
lgrd   52180 140.00
lgrd   41240 140.00
lgrd   27540 135.00
lgrd   54100 130.00
lgrd   48200 125.00
lgrd   43140 37.50

Why cant you take a turkey to church? Beacause they use such fowl language.
*****************************
There was this blonde who bought two new dogs. Her friend asked the name of the dogs. She replied Timex and Rolex. Her friend replied Those are the names of watches, not dogs. Helloooo!! She replied, They are watchdogs!

June 28, 2018
48 loads


Alfalfa sold steady and weak today. A lot of both alfalfa and grass hay had a lot of rain. Prices reflected being rained on. Most grass hay was new cutting.
WE WILL HAVE A SALE NEXT THURSDAY, JULY 5, AT 12:30!

ALFALFA: 23

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
3x3   54000 182.50 2nd
3x3   43440 130.00 1st
3x3   13510 115.00 new
3x3   34106 110.00 4th
3x4   11140 120.00 new
3x4   55020 95.00 3rd
lgrd   57560 125.00 new
lgrd   44360 120.00 1st
lgrd   48180 117.50 1st
lgrd   42640 115.00 1st
lgrd   20360 115.00 new
lgrd   36350 112.50 2nd
lgrd   45080 112.50 new
lgrd   54360 112.50 1st
lgrd   51680 112.50 new
lgrd   47600 110.00
lgrd   46940 110.00 new
lgrd   50960 110.00 new
lgrd   25580 110.00 1st
lgrd   10840 107.50 4th
lgrd   53640 107.50 new
lgrd   56260 105.00 new
lgrd   53320 105.00 new

GRASS: 12

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   42600 167.50
rye   59760 77.50
lgrd  52720 175.00
lgrd  57580 170.00-old
lgrd  50190 165.00
lgrd  22420 165.00
lgrd  48420 160.00
lgrd  45680 155.00
lgrd  20240 147.50
lgrd  36920 145.00
lgrd  16680 140.00
lgrd  61500 117.50


One year I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn*t buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, *You still haven*t used the one I got you last year.* And that*s how the fight started.

June 29, 2018
106 loads


Market was called stead to lower on the alfalfa. Grass was called steady to lower on top quality. If you are interested in small square straw bales, please contact Paul 712.470.1274.

ALFALFA: 60

SIZE   BALES   $/BL  Cut
smsq 130          2.75  1st

SIZE  LBS   $/Ton   Cut
smsq 3700 110.00
3x3  55400 130.00 2nd
3x3  51940 125.00 new
3x3  49120 120.00 new
3x3  49040 120.00 new
3x3  46960 117.50 new
3x3  43780 110.00 2nd
3x3  45180 102.50 2nd
3x3  52740 100.00 2nd
3x3  52060 92.50 new
3x3  45940 87.50 4th
3x3  44000 77.50 4th
3x4  51940 112.50 new
3x4  51640 90.00 new
3x4  50460 90.00 new
3x4  22480 87.50 3rd
3x4  30480 87.50 3rd
lgrd  57920 140.00 4th
lgrd  57640 120.00 2nd
lgrd  48060 115.00 1st
lgrd  49400 115.00 new
lgrd  53220 115.00 new
lgrd  33800 112.50 new
lgrd  48460 112.50 new
lgrd  53100 112.50 new
lgrd  51400 112.50 new
lgrd  50380 110.00 1st
lgrd  52940 110.00 new
lgrd  52200 110.00 new
lgrd  53780 105.00 new
lgrd  49480 105.00
lgrd  51600 102.50 new
lgrd  46860 102.50 2nd
lgrd  51680 102.50 new
lgrd  18420 100.00
lgrd  47960 100.00 new
lgrd  44380 100.00 new
lgrd  19120 97.50 new
lgrd  40240 97.50 5th
lgrd  48760 95.00 new
lgrd  58260 95.00
lgrd  25000 95.00 2nd
lgrd  45640 95.00 4th
lgrd  51000 92.50 new
lgrd  60920 92.50 new
lgrd              92.50 new
lgrd  46660 90.00 5th
lgrd  50080 90.00 new
lgrd  47940 90.00 new
lgrd  47320 90.00 new
lgrd  48920 87.50 new
lgrd  51860 87.50 3rd
lgrd              85.00
lgrd  44740 80.00 5th
lgrd  52480 80.00 new
lgrd  42140 80.00 new
lgrd  32780 77.50 2nd
lgrd  43280 77.50 2nd
lgrd              75.00

GRASS: 38

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
3x3   16730 127.50
3x4   45820 90.00
lgrd   50220 125.00
lgrd   52280 120.00 new
lgrd   52060 117.50 new
lgrd   51820 107.50 new
lgrd   20300 105.00 new
lgrd   18620 105.00
lgrd   53860 95.00 new
lgrd   47240 95.00
lgrd   21580 95.00
lgrd   53800 92.50 new
lgrd   41280 92.50
lgrd   52800 90.00
lgrd   55230 90.00
lgrd   90.00 new
lgrd   51860 90.00 new
lgrd   56360 87.50 new
lgrd   16340 85.00
lgrd   51140 85.00 new
lgrd   53540 82.50 new
lgrd   82.50 new
lgrd   57900 82.50 new
lgrd   49020 82.50
lgrd   54700 80.00 new
lgrd   58400 80.00 new
lgrd   39760 77.50 new
lgrd   48860 77.50
lgrd   45180 77.50
lgrd   55040 75.00 new
lgrd   41100 75.00
lgrd   49740 75.00
lgrd   10240 72.50 new
lgrd   42560 72.50
lgrd   48720 70.00
lgrd   47840 67.50
lgrd   11920 65.00
lgrd   40060 60.00 new


Reporter is interviewing a 104-year-old woman: *And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?* the reporter asked. She simply replied, *No peer pressure.*
Growing your own tomatoes is the best way to devote 3 months of your life to saving $2.17.