Monday January 13, 2020

21 Loads

Today’s sale brought a smaller run.  Market was on a light test, a little stronger more on grass than on alfalfa, with quality that varied and was generally lacking.  **  If you are no longer receiving our newsletter via email, please check your spam folder. We are working to try to resolve this issue.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   45460  82.50

lgrd  43640 110.00

 

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  35480  82.50

lgrd  40340  82.50

lgrd  35480  80.00

lgrd  49800  75.00

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-2

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  40300 155.00

smsq   5770 200.00

** A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But officer,” the man began, “I can explain.”

“Just be quiet” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”

“But officer, I just wanted to say…”

“And I said to keep quiet!  You’re going to jail!”

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”

“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

 

 

Thursday January 16, 2020

55 Loads

Today’s sale brought a lighter buyer attendance with the market being lower on alfalfa and grass.  The quality of hay was average and cornstalks sold stronger.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   46800 155.00 4th

3x3   41340 132.50 3rd

3x3   17320 130.00 2nd

lgrd  57360 215.00 4th

lgrd  48990 175.00 2nd

lgrd  21960 160.00 5th

lgrd  46890 140.00 2nd

lgrd  53660 137.50 3rd

lgrd  44020 135.00

lgrd  44100 130.00 2nd

lgrd  49400 130.00 3rd

lgrd  52160 130.00 2nd

lgrd  51200 127.50 3rd

lgrd  49400 117.50 2nd

lgrd  48660 115.00 2nd

lgrd  44940 115.00 1st

lgrd  41800 112.50 1st

lgrd  46640 112.50

lgrd  49360 112.50

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x4   55240 125.00

lgrd  51780 145.00

lgrd  23260 125.00

lgrd  49160 122.50

lgrd  46520 122.50

lgrd  41380 122.50

lgrd  43840 120.00

lgrd  47980 120.00

lgrd  52600 120.00

lgrd  44420 117.50

lgrd  47420 117.50

lgrd  46320 115.00

lgrd  31940 112.60

lgrd  52080 112.50

lgrd  48740 112.50

lgrd  48260 112.50

lgrd  41140 112.00

lgrd  50320 110.00

lgrd  48540 110.00

lgrd  41780 107.50

lgrd  18100 105.00

lgrd  58320 102.50

lgrd  14560 102.50

lgrd  53700 102.50

lgrd  17540 100.00

lgrd  52020  87.50

lgrd  47260  85.00

lgrd  44920  70.00

 

** The Indians asked their Chief in Autumn if the Winter was going to be cold or not.  Not really knowing an answer, the chief replies that the Winter was going to be cold with lots of snow and that the members of the village were to collect wood to be prepared.  Being a good leader, he then went to the next phone booth and called the National Weather Service and asked, “Is this winter to be cold?”  The man on the phone responded, “This Winter is going to be quite cold indeed.”  So the Chief went back to speed up his people to collect even more wood to be prepared.  A week later he called the National Weather Service again, “Is it going to be a very cold winter?”  “Yes,” the man replied, “It’s going to be a very cold winter.”  So the Chief goes back to his people and orders them to go and find every scrap of wood they can find.  Two weeks later he calls the National Weather Service again:  “Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?”  “Absolutely,” the man replies, “The Indians are collecting wood like crazy!”

Monday January 13, 2020

21 Loads

Today’s sale brought a smaller run.  Market was on a light test, a little stronger more on grass than on alfalfa, with quality that varied and was generally lacking.  **  If you are no longer receiving our newsletter via email, please check your spam folder. We are working to try to resolve this issue.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   52980  60.00 TOPS

 

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  44740  72.50

lgrd  47740  70.00

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-1

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  18980  65.00

** A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But officer,” the man began, “I can explain.”

“Just be quiet” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”

“But officer, I just wanted to say…”

“And I said to keep quiet!  You’re going to jail!”

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”

“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

 

 

Monday January 13, 2020

21Loads

Today’s sale brought a smaller run.  Market was on a light test, a little stronger more on grass than on alfalfa, with quality that varied and was generally lacking.  **  If you are no longer receiving our newsletter via email, please check your spam folder. We are working to try to resolve this issue.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  53740 160.00 2nd

lgrd  49680 145.00 3rd

lgrd  53950 135.00 1st

lgrd  40740 130.00

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd   1300 135.00   

lgrd  49840 135.00   

lgrd  41600 132.50   

lgrd  52520 132.50   

lgrd  49760 132.50   

lgrd  46240 132.50   

lgrd  40720 132.50   

lgrd  47240 130.00   

lgrd  51860 122.50   

lgrd  48120 112.50   

lgrd  36890  92.50   

lgrd  44880  80.00   

lgrd  37800  40.00   

** Winters are fierce in Minnesota where he lives, so the owner of a construction project felt he was doing a good deed when he bought earmuffs for his foreman.  Noticing, however, that the foreman wasn’t wearing the earmuffs even on the coldest snowy day, the project manager asked, “Didn’t you like the earmuffs?”  The foreman said, “They’re a thing of beauty.”  “Why don’t you wear them?”  The project manager said.  The foreman explained, “I was wearing them the first day, and somebody offered to buy me lunch, but I didn’t hear him!  Never again!”

Monday January 6, 2020

25 Loads

Market was steady to weaker today. Quality was a little lower than what we have been seeing. Buyer interest was fair. Remember: Monday and Thursday sales continue through the end of April
**If you are no longer receiving our newsletter via email, please check your spam folder. We are working to try to resolve this issue.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  39820 120.00

lgrd  47460 110.00

lgrd  41560 100.00

lgrd  37380  95.00

lgrd  41100  95.00

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-9

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  48380 140.00

lgrd  51560 135.00 2nd

lgrd  43580 130.00

lgrd  48800 127.50

lgrd  20300 117.50

lgrd  50620 112.50

lgrd  41600 107.50 2nd

lgrd  43740  87.50

lgrd  47000  32.50

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  41080  72.50

lgrd  52440  70.00

lgrd  51040  70.00

lgrd  48600  70.00

** A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But officer,” the man began, “I can explain.”

“Just be quiet” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”

“But officer, I just wanted to say…”

“And I said to keep quiet!  You’re going to jail!”

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”

“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

 

 

Thursday January 9, 2020

96 Loads

Today’s sale brought heavy volume with a low market. The quality of alfalfa was up and down but generally decent. Grass hay was pretty decent with cornstalks and straw both steady.  It also brought good buyer attendance leading towards a buyers market.
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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   47200 170.00 4th

3x3   53700  92.50 2nd

3x4   38300 150.00 2nd

3x4   42420 150.00 2nd

3x4   44700 150.00

3x4   48040 145.00

3x4   47380 142.50 2nd

3x4   56920 132.50 1st

3x4   50570 132.50

lgrd  50780 177.50 3rd

lgrd  46280 175.00 2nd

lgrd  50020 175.00

lgrd  52560 175.00

lgrd  47260 152.50 1st

lgrd  56780 147.50 2nd

lgrd  48700 140.00 3rd

lgrd  57040 137.50 2nd

lgrd  54850 135.00 1st

lgrd  50640 132.50 1st

lgrd  50760 130.00

lgrd  42660 127.50 3rd

lgrd  45700 125.00 1st

lgrd  48710 125.00 1st

lgrd  51060 122.50 2nd

lgrd  42780 122.50 2nd

lgrd  36800 122.50 2nd

lgrd  39040 120.00 1st

lgrd  53780 120.00 1st

lgrd  52740 120.00 2nd

lgrd  49740 117.50 2nd

lgrd  44460 115.00

lgrd  45020 115.00 2nd

lgrd  49080 112.50 1st

lgrd  48060 110.00 2nd

lgrd  49440 110.00 1st

lgrd  48360 102.50 1st

lgrd  28960 102.50 4th

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

lgrd      0   0.00

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   44460 107.50

3x4   49840 157.50

3x4    9420 140.00

lgrd  43160 145.00

lgrd  45220 142.50

lgrd  42460 137.50

lgrd  51600 132.50

lgrd  50480 132.50

lgrd  44620 127.50

lgrd  47580 125.00

lgrd  40720 125.00

lgrd  49800 125.00

lgrd  54700 122.50

lgrd  41800 120.00

lgrd  49220 120.00

lgrd  47220 117.50

lgrd  45840 115.00

lgrd  49980 115.00

lgrd  22080 115.00

lgrd  48960 112.50

lgrd  40320 112.50

lgrd  21540 112.50

lgrd  16620 112.50

lgrd  47180 110.00

lgrd  32900 110.00

lgrd  42680 107.50

lgrd  48220 102.50

lgrd  32400 100.00

lgrd  48950 100.00

lgrd  33920 100.00

lgrd  50540 100.00

lgrd  43580  97.50

lgrd  36120  67.50

lgrd  54960  65.00

lgrd  51440  37.50

** My husband and I purchased an old home in Northern New York State from two elderly sisters.  Winter was fast approaching and the year’s first snow came early and I was concerned about the house’s lack of insulation.  “If they could live here all those years, so can we!” my husband confidently declared.  One November night the temperature plunged to below zero, and we woke up to find interior walls covered with frost.  My husband called the sisters to ask how they had kept the house warm.   After a rather brief conversation, he hung up.  “For the past 30 years, he muttered, “they’ve gone to Florida for the winter.”

 

Monday January 6, 2020

25 Loads

Market was steady to weaker today. Quality was a little lower than what we have been seeing. Buyer interest was fair. Remember: Monday and Thursday sales continue through the end of April
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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  46220 115.00

lgrd  38180 112.50

--CORNSTALKS-4--

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  41340  70.00

lgrd  42580  67.50

lgrd  42700  67.50

lgrd  49500  67.50

** A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But officer,” the man began, “I can explain.”

“Just be quiet” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”

“But officer, I just wanted to say…”

“And I said to keep quiet!  You’re going to jail!”

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”

“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

 

 

Monday January 6, 2020

25 Loads

Market was steady to weaker today. Quality was a little lower than what we have been seeing. Buyer interest was fair. Remember: Monday and Thursday sales continue through the end of April
**If you are no longer receiving our newsletter via email, please check your spam folder. We are working to try to resolve this issue.

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   52960  87.50 2nd

lgrd  50660 152.50 2nd

lgrd  49900 142.50 2nd

lgrd  51900 135.00 2nd

lgrd  61520 135.00 2nd

lgrd  57560 132.50 3rd

lgrd  45900 130.00 2nd

lgrd  63470 122.50 2nd

lgrd  43340 120.00 2nd

lgrd  49860 120.00 2nd

lgrd  53100 115.00 2nd

lgrd  45140 107.50 1st

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  42380 122.50

lgrd  19760 112.50

lgrd  49160 112.50

lgrd  17680 110.00

lgrd  49820 105.00

lgrd  31900 100.00

lgrd  46340  70.00

** A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But officer,” the man began, “I can explain.”

“Just be quiet” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”

“But officer, I just wanted to say…”

“And I said to keep quiet!  You’re going to jail!”

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”

“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

 

 

Thursday January 2, 2020
38 Loads

Today’s sale the market was lower.  Across the board, quality was lower than Monday’s sale also, with buyer interest being decent.

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MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-5

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  44180 140.00

lgrd   9140 100.00 1st

lgrd  38100  90.00

lgrd  58720  90.00

lgrd  54800  62.50

 

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  37740 125.00

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  44060  72.50

** A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags was ripped and every once in a while a $20 bill fell out onto the sidewalk. Noticing this, a policeman stopped her and said, “Ma’am, there are $20 bills falling out of your bag.” “Oh really? Darn it!” said the little old lady. “I’d better go back and see if I can find them. Thanks for telling me, officer.”
“Well now, not so fast,” said the cop. “Where did you get all that money? You didn’t steal it, did you?”
“Oh, no, no,” said the lady. “You see, my back yard is right next to a golf course. A lot of golfers come and pee through a knot hole in my fence right next to my flower garden. It used to really tick me off. Kills the flowers you know. Then I thought ‘why not make the best of it?’ So now I stand behind my fence by the knot hole, real quiet like, with my hedge clippers. Every time some guy sticks his thing through my fence, I surprise him, grab ahold of it and say ‘OK, buddy! Give me $20 or off it comes!”
“Well, that seems only fair,” said the cop laughing. “Ok. Good luck! Oh, by the way, what’s in the other bag?” “Well, not everyone pays.”