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 January 17, 2019
93 loads.

We had a heavy volume today! Market trended a little weaker today, and quality varied greatly.

Mixed: 5

SIZE   LBS    $/TON 

lgrd  49240 160.00

lgrd  58120 145.00

lgrd  18820 125.00

lgrd  48080 120.00

lgrd  45860  97.50

 

Straw: 2

SIZE   LBS    $/TON 

3x4   32260 100.00

3x4   58120  65.00

 

Cornstalks: 5

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

lgrd  38990  67.50

lgrd  35060  65.00

lgrd  35240  60.00

lgrd  17140  55.00

lgrd  46650  40.00

Fifty-one years ago, Herman James, a North Carolina mountain man was drafted by the Army. On his first day in basic training, the Army issued him a comb. That afternoon, the Army barber shaved off all of his hair. On his second day, the Army issued Herman a toothbrush. That afternoon, the Army dentist yanked seven of his teeth. On the third day, the Army issued him a jock strap. The Army has been looking for Herman for fifty-one years.

 

Thursday January 17, 2019
93 loads.

We had a heavy volume today! Market trended a little weaker today, and quality varied greatly.

Alfalfa: 43

SIZE   LBS    $/TON CUT

3x3   51120 175.00 4th

3x3   44140 150.00 3rd

3x4   48180 165.00 3rd

lgrd  47900 160.00 2nd

lgrd  58500 150.00 2nd

lgrd  52420 145.00

lgrd  34720 142.50 5th

lgrd  35600 142.50 5th

lgrd  54820 137.50

lgrd  53500 135.00 2nd

lgrd  58840 130.00 1st

lgrd  56600 130.00 4th

lgrd  51120 127.50 3rd

lgrd  53000 125.00 2nd

lgrd  44960 125.00 2nd

lgrd  31280 122.50

lgrd  55160 122.50 3rd

lgrd  49080 120.00 2nd

lgrd  39520 120.00 3rd

lgrd  46040 120.00 2nd

lgrd  46140 120.00 3rd

lgrd  58380 120.00 2nd

lgrd  45300 117.50 2nd

lgrd  43460 115.00 2nd

lgrd  44340 115.00 3rd

lgrd  40640 115.00

lgrd  45360 115.00 2nd

lgrd  52360 115.00

lgrd  44900 115.00 2nd

lgrd              112.50 3rd

lgrd  52740 110.00 2nd

lgrd  41960 110.00 3rd

lgrd  41740 110.00 1st

lgrd  46900 110.00 2nd

lgrd  21220 110.00

lgrd  57740 110.00 2nd

lgrd  46520 107.50 2nd

lgrd  40760 107.50 1st

lgrd  39420 105.00

lgrd  47420 105.00 3rd

lgrd  39240 105.00 2nd

lgrd  25800 105.00

lgrd  52280  97.50 2nd

GRASS: 38

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

lgrd  51780 152.50

lgrd  48120 150.00

lgrd  48580 150.00

lgrd  56320 145.00

lgrd  24380 145.00

lgrd  48200 142.50

lgrd  48860 142.50

lgrd  23380 140.00

lgrd  43940 140.00

lgrd  44760 140.00

lgrd  49520 140.00

lgrd              132.50

lgrd  53840 130.00

lgrd              127.50

lgrd              127.50

lgrd  17220 125.00

lgrd  50120 125.00

lgrd  50940 125.00

lgrd  54380 122.50

lgrd  49220 122.50

lgrd  22040 120.00

lgrd  49200 120.00

lgrd  48340 120.00

lgrd  57460 117.50

lgrd              117.50

lgrd  58360 115.00

lgrd  48280 112.50

lgrd  45240 112.50

lgrd  45580 110.00

lgrd  56580 110.00

lgrd  12160 107.50

lgrd  41220 107.50

lgrd  43460 107.50

lgrd  22000 105.00

lgrd              102.50

lgrd  18240  95.00

lgrd  12100  77.50

lgrd  46000  75.00

 

Fifty-one years ago, Herman James, a North Carolina mountain man was drafted by the Army. On his first day in basic training, the Army issued him a comb. That afternoon, the Army barber shaved off all of his hair. On his second day, the Army issued Herman a toothbrush. That afternoon, the Army dentist yanked seven of his teeth. On the third day, the Army issued him a jock strap. The Army has been looking for Herman for fifty-one years.

 

Monday January 14, 2019
25 loads.

The market was lower today with not much motivation from the buyers. We are working to get them motivated.

Mixed Hay: 2

SIZE   LBS    $/TON CUT

Lgrd              125.00

lgrd  49028 117.50

 

Straw: 2

SIZE   LBS    $/TON 

3x4   39380 105.00

lgrd  30520  92.50

Cornstalks: 3

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

lgrd  49340  60.00

lgrd  49440  55.00

lgrd  46240  52.50

Top 10 Reasons why Farm Trucks are Never Stolen:

10. They have a range of about 20 miles before they overheat, break down, or run out of gas.

9. Only the owner knows how to operate the door to get in or out.

8. It is difficult to drive fast with all the fence tools, grease rags, ropes, chains, syringes, buckets, boots and loose papers in the cab.

7. It takes too long to start, and the smoke coming up through the rusted-out floorboard clouds your vision.

6. The Border Collie on the toolbox looks mean.

5. They’re too easy to spot. The description might go something like this: The driver’s side door is green, the right front fender is yellow, etc.

4. The large round bale in the back makes it hard to see if you’re being chased. You could the mirrors if they weren’t cracked and covered with duct tape.

3. Top speed is only about 45 mph.

2. Who wants a truck that needs a year’s worth of maintenance, u-joints, $3,000 in body work, tail-lights and windshield.

  1. 1. It is hard to commit a crime with everyone waving out you.

 

Monday January 14, 2019
25 loads.

The market was lower today with not much motivation from the buyers. We are working to get them motivated.

Alfalfa: 11

SIZE   LBS    $/TON CUT

lgrd  52860 142.50 3rd

lgrd  48080 127.50 2nd

lgrd  36880 125.00

lgrd  46280 120.00 2nd

lgrd  43680 117.50

lgrd  48340 115.00

lgrd  42260 112.50 1st

lgrd  54880 112.50 2nd

lgrd  42300 112.50

lgrd  38520 112.50 1st

lgrd  50900 107.50

GRASS: 7

SIZE   LBS  $/TON

lgrd  47380 142.50

lgrd  47760 135.00

lgrd  48120 135.00

lgrd  40220 135.00

lgrd  49660 117.50

lgrd  43160 115.00

lgrd  35580 110.00

Top 10 Reasons why Farm Trucks are Never Stolen:

10. They have a range of about 20 miles before they overheat, break down, or run out of gas.

9. Only the owner knows how to operate the door to get in or out.

8. It is difficult to drive fast with all the fence tools, grease rags, ropes, chains, syringes, buckets, boots and loose papers in the cab.

7. It takes too long to start, and the smoke coming up through the rusted-out floorboard clouds your vision.

6. The Border Collie on the toolbox looks mean.

5. They’re too easy to spot. The description might go something like this: The driver’s side door is green, the right front fender is yellow, etc.

4. The large round bale in the back makes it hard to see if you’re being chased. You could the mirrors if they weren’t cracked and covered with duct tape.

3. Top speed is only about 45 mph.

2. Who wants a truck that needs a year’s worth of maintenance, u-joints, $3,000 in body work, tail-lights and windshield.

  1. 1. It is hard to commit a crime with everyone waving out you.