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.

Monday November 5, 2018
11 loads


Market was called steady on a light run today. The rainy weather did not help our first Monday sale. We had no bedding today.

The chili cook-off was a success. Thank you to all who participated. Juanita took 1st place, and Frank took 2nd.

THIS IS OUR FIRST MONDAY SALE OF THE SEASON. WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING MONDAY SALES, IN ADDITION TO OUR THURSDAY SALES, THROUGH THE END OF APRIL.


ALFALFA: 8

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton Cut
lgrd   55580 135.00 2nd
lgrd   45940 132.50 4th
lgrd   48280 127.50 2nd
lgrd   46660 127.50 2nd
lgrd   52440 125.00 3rd
lgrd   53960 120.00 1st
lgrd   46880 120.00 1st
lgrd   51100 117.50 1st

GRASS: 3

SIZE  LBS    $/Ton
lgrd   46960 145.00
lgrd   38900 120.00
lgrd   55500 110.00


Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her 80s, and had never been married. She was always admired for her kindness and sweetness to all. One afternoon the pastor came over to visit her, and she showed him to a quiant sitting room. She invited him to sit while she prepared the tea. As he sat facing her old pump organ, the young pastor noticed a fancy bowl sitting on top. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water, out of all things, floated a condom! When she returned with the tea and scones, they began to chat. The preacher, tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.

*Miss Beatrice, I wonder if you would tell me about this* he said pointing at the bowl.
*Oh yes,* she replied. *Isn*t it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little packet on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wetand that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know that I haven*t had the flu all winter!*

The pastor fainted.

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


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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.*