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Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Apr 06, 2017

Receipts:  98 loads    Last Week:  72 loads    Last Year:  89 loads

Compared to last week:   Alfalfa and grass hay sold steady to firm, bedding materials sold weak.  Overall quality was better today.

Alfalfa: Premium:  Large Squares, 2 loads 145.00-160.00; Small Squares, 2 loads 175.00. Good:  Large Squares, 5 loads 90.00-100.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 90.00-115.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 2 loads 82.50-85.00; Large Rounds, 23 loads 65.00-87.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 2 loads 117.50-147.50; Large Rounds, 8 loads 90.00-120.00; Small Squares, 2 loads 215.00-220.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 82.50; Large Rounds, 10 loads 72.50-82.50; Small Squares, 1 load 95.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 13 loads 60.00-70.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 2 loads 87.50-90.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 110.00-115.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 4 loads 67.50-77.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 70.00.

Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 20.00-40.00.  Large Rounds, 4 loads 50.00-75.00.

Oat Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 25.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 35.00.

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