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Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

Receipts:  83 loads    Last Week:  98 loads    Last Year:  90 loads

Compared to last week:   Alfalfa and grass hay sold with weaker undertones. Quality was average.

Alfalfa: Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 120.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 92.50-105.00; Large Rounds, 11 loads 82.50-90.00.  Fair:   Large Squares, 3 loads 75.00-82.50; Large Rounds, 16 loads 65.00-75.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 1 load 60.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 55.00.

Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 155.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 80.00; Large Rounds, 19 loads 70.00-92.50; Small Squares, 2 loads 85.00-105.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 3 loads 67.50-72.50; Large Rounds, 6 loads 60.00-67.50.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 80.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 3 loads 67.50-75.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 67.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 40.00.

Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 50.00.

Straw:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 57.50.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 27.50-30.00.

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