Rock Valley Hay Report

Thursday May 30, 2024

58 Loads
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Today the market was mostly steady with very limited demand. The New Alfalfa was not received very well. The ole load was baled dry & looked good the other three loads were not dry. The demand for grass was lower.
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MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-2

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x4   49420 137.50 2nd

lgrd  49880 100.00 2nd

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   49000 117.50 WHEAT

-----CORNSTALKS-6-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  56560  47.50

lgrd  60560  40.00

lgrd  59020  40.00

lgrd  59840  40.00

lgrd  57060  40.00

lgrd  57800  40.00

 

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A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbor & says, “Please come over & help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle & I can’t figure out how to get started.” Her neighbor asks, “What is it supposed to be when it’s finished?” The silver haired lady says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a rooster.” Her neighbor decides to go over & help with the puzzle. She shows him the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, and says, “First of all, no matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster.” He takes her hand and says, “Secondly, I want you to relax. Let’s have a nice cup of tea, and then,” he said with a deep sigh… “Let’s put all the Corn Flakes back in the box.”
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Rock Valley Hay Report

Thursday May 30, 2024

58 Loads
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Today the market was mostly steady with very limited demand. The New Alfalfa was not received very well. The ole load was baled dry & looked good the other three loads were not dry. The demand for grass was lower.
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-----ALFALFA-25------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   52480 150.00 2nd

3x3   44680  70.00 3rd

3x4   50420 152.50 3rd

3x4   50360 135.00 3rd

3x4   58280 132.50 2nd

3x4   58240 132.50 2nd

3x4   50500 132.50 2nd

3x4   61800  80.00 2nd

lgrd  58210 165.00 4th

lgrd  58840 145.00 3rd

lgrd  47600 142.50 3rd

lgrd  52240 140.00 3rd

lgrd  56720 140.00 2nd

lgrd  54140 140.00   

lgrd  49860 137.50 3rd

lgrd  58200 132.50 3rd

lgrd  56500 127.50 3rd

lgrd  62080 122.50   

lgrd  42760 122.50 1st

lgrd  55760 120.00 1st

lgrd  49880 120.00 1st

lgrd  50500  97.50 1st NEW+DRY

lgrd  41380  67.50 1st NEW+WET

lgrd  40780  67.50 1st NEW+WET

lgrd  38560  50.00 1st NEW+WET

-------GRASS-24-------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  55160 175.00   

lgrd  58440 175.00 2nd

lgrd  55600 165.00   

lgrd  54440 155.00   

lgrd  50900 155.00   

lgrd  44840 155.00   

lgrd  53960 155.00   

lgrd  54840 150.00   

lgrd  47000 150.00 1st

lgrd  54620 145.00   

lgrd  46260 142.50   

lgrd  51480 135.00   

lgrd  58840 135.00   

lgrd  44340 130.00   

lgrd  51520 130.00 1st

lgrd  56940 127.50   

lgrd  40840 125.00   

lgrd  58520 125.00   

lgrd  41540 102.50   

lgrd  55060 100.00   

lgrd  42820  90.00   

lgrd  46680  80.00   

lgrd  45600  77.50   

smsq   8000 205.00   

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A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbor & says, “Please come over & help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle & I can’t figure out how to get started.” Her neighbor asks, “What is it supposed to be when it’s finished?” The silver haired lady says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a rooster.” Her neighbor decides to go over & help with the puzzle. She shows him the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, and says, “First of all, no matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster.” He takes her hand and says, “Secondly, I want you to relax. Let’s have a nice cup of tea, and then,” he said with a deep sigh… “Let’s put all the Corn Flakes back in the box.”
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Rock Valley Hay Report

Thursday May 23, 2024

 74  Loads
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Today the alfalfa sold much lower. The three new crop loads were carrying moisture and had very little buyer interest. The grass sold steady to stronger on the higher quality and steady to weaker on the mid & lower quality. Bedding remains weak.
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MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-6

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x4   49420 150.00 2nd

lgrd  59050 182.50 2nd

lgrd  35040 165.00 3rd

lgrd  53300  97.50 2nd

lgrd  52540  65.00 OATS   

lgrd  50860  65.00 OATS 

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   51920  32.50

-----CORNSTALKS-9-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  49000  40.00

lgrd  47200  40.00

lgrd  49120  40.00

lgrd  48760  40.00

lgrd  50780  35.00

lgrd  50060  35.00

lgrd  61880  32.50

lgrd  50320  20.00

lgrd  49920  20.00

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What happens when you eat aluminum foil? You sheet metal.
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Rock Valley Hay Report

Thursday May 23, 2024

 74  Loads
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Today the alfalfa sold much lower. The three new crop loads were carrying moisture and had very little buyer interest. The grass sold steady to stronger on the higher quality and steady to weaker on the mid & lower quality. Bedding remains weak.
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------ALFALFA-36------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   46920 165.00 3rd

3x3   53160 130.00 2nd

3x4   53880 135.00 2nd

3x4   53360 135.00 2nd

3x4   51000 125.00 2nd

3x4   46100 125.00   

3x4   45460 125.00   

3x4   50320 112.50 2nd

3x4   46640  85.00 1st

lgrd  54220 170.00 3rd

lgrd  27860 165.00 3rd

lgrd  51640 160.00 2nd

lgrd  55460 150.00 3rd

lgrd  52540 150.00 1st

lgrd  46600 150.00 1st

lgrd  25120 140.00 2nd

lgrd  55160 135.00 3rd

lgrd  52440 135.00 2nd

lgrd  59180 130.00 2nd

lgrd  54220 120.00 2nd

lgrd  55300 120.00 3rd

lgrd  56720 115.00 2nd

lgrd  26220 112.50 3rd

lgrd  45680 112.50 1st

lgrd  43520 110.00   

lgrd  44620 110.00 2nd

lgrd  61000 110.00 3rd

lgrd  55400 110.00 3rd

lgrd  53480 105.00 3rd

lgrd  58380 100.00 3rd

lgrd  39860 100.00 1st

lgrd  62200  37.50 1st NEW

lgrd  66180  35.00 1st NEW

lgrd  64280  35.00 1st NEW

smsq   3960 145.00 1st

-------GRASS-22-------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x4   37300 127.50   

3x4   43500 100.00   

3x4   48580  85.00   

3x4   48540  82.50   

lgrd  58000 212.50   

lgrd  36640 207.50   

lgrd  15620 195.00 2nd

lgrd  24460 185.00   

lgrd  45320 170.00   

lgrd  52900 165.00   

lgrd  53140 165.00   

lgrd  39850 165.00   

lgrd  56260 165.00   

lgrd  54900 160.00   

lgrd  35960 155.00   

lgrd  45740 150.00   

lgrd  46600 145.00   

lgrd  50520 137.50   

lgrd  47120 115.00   

lgrd  46540 115.00   

lgrd  53140  55.00   

smsq   6660 190.00 1st

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What happens when you eat aluminum foil? You sheet metal.
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Rock Valley Hay Report

Thursday May 16, 2024

  70 Loads
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Today we had mostly good alfalfa, primarily good grinding alfalfa. Not as much grass in with good quality. The demand was strong for grass and very weak for alfalfa.
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MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-2
SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x4   16960  67.50   

lgrd  48120 112.50   

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   53360  77.50 WHEAT

3x4   53180  67.50 WHEAT

-----CORNSTALKS-9-----
SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  51230  47.50

lgrd  43960  42.50

lgrd  44320  40.00

lgrd  46520  40.00

lgrd  56360  37.50

lgrd  48560  37.50

lgrd  49780  37.50

lgrd  50360  37.50

lgrd  44900  25.00

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I’ve started investing in stocks. Beef, Chicken, and Vegetable. One day I hope to be a bouillonaire.
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Rock Valley Hay Report

Thursday May 16, 2024

  70 Loads
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Today we had mostly good alfalfa, primarily good grinding alfalfa. Not as much grass in with good quality. The demand was strong for grass and very weak for alfalfa.
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------ALFALFA-35------
SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   47260 165.00 3rd

3x3   41520 165.00 4th

3x3   49240 160.00 3rd

3x3   54140 115.00 1st

3x4   48100 175.00   

3x4   56060 165.00 3rd

3x4   32440 160.00 2nd

3x4   46220 160.00 3rd

3x4   50240 147.50 1st

3x4   48820 135.00 2nd

3x4   46380 135.00 1st

lgrd  55000 172.50 4th

lgrd  47320 165.00 2nd

lgrd  51020 165.00 2nd

lgrd  52940 165.00 3rd

lgrd  63500 165.00 2nd

lgrd  61280 162.50 2nd

lgrd  51920 157.50 1st

lgrd  46560 155.00   

lgrd  45120 152.50 1st

lgrd  59100 147.50 2nd

lgrd  35960 145.00 2nd

lgrd  59240 142.50 3rd

lgrd  51740 130.00 3rd

lgrd  58820 125.00 3rd

lgrd  43040 125.00   

lgrd  48300 125.00 1st

lgrd  63680 120.00 2nd

lgrd  42820 120.00 2nd

lgrd  60880 120.00 2nd

lgrd  42240 120.00 2nd

lgrd  42900 120.00 1st

lgrd  43960 112.50 2nd

lgrd  49660 110.00 1st

lgrd  40360 107.50 2nd

-------GRASS-21-------
SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

lgrd  33260 200.00 1st

lgrd  51280 192.50 2nd

lgrd  43180 190.00   

lgrd  39860 180.00 2nd

lgrd  40120 165.00   

lgrd  44900 162.50 1st

lgrd  53720 155.00   

lgrd  37660 155.00   

lgrd  56200 152.50   

lgrd  59260 152.00   

lgrd  46680 150.00   

lgrd  46740 142.50   

lgrd  44360 140.00   

lgrd  54720 140.00   

lgrd  44340 140.00   

lgrd  64720 140.00   

lgrd  44620 140.00   

lgrd  52580 132.50   

lgrd  43860 130.00   

lgrd  52600 122.50   

lgrd  55900 120.00   

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I’ve started investing in stocks. Beef, Chicken, and Vegetable. One day I hope to be a bouillonaire.
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Rock Valley Hay Report
Thursday May 9, 2024
86 Loads
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Today the market was weaker with heavier volume. Large number of buyers as the fields were too wet to plant. The quality was generally pretty good in the alfalfa category. The grass quality was mostly average.
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----CORNSTALKS-10-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  48690  42.50

lgrd  50900  42.50

lgrd  48280  42.50

lgrd  49120  40.00

lgrd  50040  40.00

lgrd  49500  40.00

lgrd  48560  40.00

lgrd  53040  37.50

lgrd  54020  37.50

lgrd   3460  22.50

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-9

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   43340  70.00   

lgrd  52660 150.00   

lgrd  55280 135.00   

lgrd  50460 132.50   

lgrd  53640 130.00   

lgrd  47980 125.00 2nd

lgrd  48080 125.00 2nd

lgrd  55700  95.00   

lgrd  56400  90.00   

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x4   58280  85.00 WHEAT

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It's sad when you sit around waiting for mom to make dinner and then you realize you are the mom! Wishing every mother a very special Mother’s Day this weekend!
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Rock Valley Hay Report
Thursday May 9, 2024
86 Loads
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Today the market was weaker with heavier volume. Large number of buyers as the fields were too wet to plant. The quality was generally pretty good in the alfalfa category. The grass quality was mostly average.
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------ALFALFA-34------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   42080 200.00 4th

3x3   51430 177.50 1st

3x4    4548 192.50 3rd

3x4   47380 172.50 2nd

3x4    2850 170.00 3rd

lgrd  62180 177.50 3rd

lgrd  52160 175.00 2nd

lgrd  72170 170.00 2nd

lgrd  23580 162.50 1st

lgrd  63500 160.00 2nd

lgrd  52900 157.50 2nd

lgrd  55680 155.00 2nd

lgrd  54120 155.00 2nd

lgrd  54440 152.50 3rd

lgrd  51920 147.50 1st

lgrd  54080 145.00 2nd

lgrd  51020 145.00 3rd

lgrd  53780 145.00 2nd

lgrd  58780 145.00 3rd

lgrd  64680 145.00 3rd

lgrd  50740 142.50 2nd

lgrd  52660 142.50 1st

lgrd  54220 142.50 2nd

lgrd  49020 140.00 1st

lgrd  60680 140.00 2nd

lgrd  49640 140.00 2nd

lgrd  58900 137.50 2nd

lgrd  37540 137.50 3rd

lgrd  53900 137.50 3rd

lgrd  57540 135.00 3rd

lgrd  48900 130.00 2nd

lgrd  51360 117.50 1st

lgrd  53480 105.00 1st

lgrd  60280  87.50   

-------GRASS-32-------

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   49080 155.00 2nd

3x4     920 140.00   

3x4   47900 125.00   

lgrd  51420 192.50   

lgrd  44540 185.00   

lgrd  56060 177.50   

lgrd  56400 177.50   

lgrd  44640 172.50 1st

lgrd  46800 172.50 1st

lgrd  56200 172.50   

lgrd   7680 170.00 1st

lgrd  44660 167.50   

lgrd  57700 165.00   

lgrd  36600 160.00 1st

lgrd  44700 157.50   

lgrd  46080 155.00   

lgrd  37030 150.00   

lgrd  60180 140.00 1st

lgrd  47660 135.00   

lgrd  51420 135.00   

lgrd  52380 130.00   

lgrd  45960 130.00   

lgrd  48240 130.00   

lgrd  44480 130.00   

lgrd  49220 130.00   

lgrd  39560 127.50 2nd

lgrd  40220 125.00 1st

lgrd  28750 122.50   

lgrd  28500 115.00   

lgrd  49480 102.50   

lgrd   3080  95.00   

lgrd  51480  70.00   

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It's sad when you sit around waiting for mom to make dinner and then you realize you are the mom! Wishing every mother a very special Mother’s Day this weekend!
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Rock Valley Hay Report

Thursday May 2, 2024

 72  Loads
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The market steady to weak with pretty good quality. The bedding was weaker today. Next auction is Thursday, May 9th.
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-----CORNSTALKS-8-----

SIZE    LBS  $/TON

lgrd  27200  40.00

lgrd  55500  45.00

lgrd  54520  45.00

lgrd  54280  45.00

lgrd  54080  45.00

lgrd  51880  45.00

lgrd  54900  37.50

lgrd  52550  37.50

MIXED (ALFALFA/GRASS)-2

SIZE    LBS  $/TON CUT

3x3   39800 125.00   

lgrd  49600 155.00   

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SIZE    LBS  $/TON

3x3   63320  15.00 WHEAT

3x4   54540  85.00 OAT

3x4   53080  50.00 WHEAT

3x4   59460  25.00 WHEAT

3x4   48320  15.00 WHEAT

3x4   48140  15.00 WHEAT

 

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The Pastor interrupts a sermon to ask 3 men in the front row, “What would you want your loved ones to say as they’re looking down at you in your coffin?” Tom replies, “That I was a good husband & father.” Bill says, “That I lived a good life of kindness to others.” Dan goes, “Look, HES MOVING!”
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