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Category Archives: Hay Auctions

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, May 11, 2017

Receipts:  92 loads    Last Week:  76 loads    Last Year:  75 loads

Compared to last week:   Alfalfa and grass hay sold higher, bedding in good condition sold higher, poor quality bedding sold lower.

Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Square,s 1 load 120.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 100.00-122.50. Good:  Large Squares, 3 loads 85.00-95.00; Large Rounds, 8 loads 87.50-95.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 10 loads 72.50-80.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 2 loads 62.50-70.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 57.50-67.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 105.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 110.00-120.00. Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 80.00; Large Rounds, 13 loads 80.00-95.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load 72.50; Large Rounds, 17 loads 60.00-77.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 37.50-55.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 105.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 82.50-92.50.

Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 57.50-60.00.  Large Rounds, 4 loads 50.00-65.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 20.00-35.00.

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Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Receipts:  82 loads    Last Week:  71 loads    Last Year:  49 loads

Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 6 loads 95.00-110.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 102.50. Fair:   Large Squares, 4 loads 75.00-87.50; Large Rounds, 22 loads 67.50-87.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 112.50-115.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 90.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 80.00-102.50; Small Squares, 3 loads 90.00-97.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 24 loads 67.50-77.50; Small Squares, 108 bales at 2.50 per bale. Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 47.50.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 107.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 3 loads 82.50-85.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 87.50.

Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 70.00.  Large Rounds, 1 load 72.50.

Cornstalks:  Large Squares, 1 load 30.00.  Large Rounds, 3 loads 32.50-40.00.

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Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Apr 24 2017

Receipts:  19 loads    Last Week:  24 loads    Year Ago:   19 Loads

Compared to last week:  Market was mostly steady on light offerings.  This report will not be available until November as this was the last Monday sale until November. Thursday sales continue throughout the year.

Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 100.00-107.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load 85.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 70.00-82.50.

Grass:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 75.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 767.50-77.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 57.50-60.00.

Alfalfa/Grass:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 77.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 1 load 62.50.

Oat Hay:  None.

Straw:  None.

Corn Stalks:  None.

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Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Receipts:  24 loads    Last Week:  44 loads    Year Ago:   15 Loads

Compared to last week:  Market was mostly steady to stronger on hay.  Bedding materials were very lightly demanded.

Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 5 loads 92.50-112.50; Large Rounds, 5 loads 82.50-92.50. Fair:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 62.50-77.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 57.50.

Grass:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 75.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 70.00-80.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

Alfalfa/Grass:  None.

Oat Hay:  None.

Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 27.50.

Corn Stalks:  Large Squares, 1 load 15.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads 20.00-30.00.

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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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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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Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Receipts:  72 loads    Last Week:  72 loads    Last Year:  74 loads

Compared to last week:   Alfalfa and grass hay sold at lower levels.  Interest and demand was light, with quality varying throughout the sale.

Alfalfa: Good:  Large Squares, 3 loads 95.00-112.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 87.50-97.50. Fair:  Large Squares, 2 loads 75.00-80.00; Large Rounds, 15 loads 65.00-82.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 60.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 55.00-60.00.

Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 140.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 70.00-80.00; Large Rounds, 5 loads 80.00-90.00; Small Squares, 2 loads 82.50-85.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 14 loads 55.00-70.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 45.00-50.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 75.00-82.50; Large Rounds, 1 loads 77.50. Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load 65.00.

Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 50.00-55.00.  Large Rounds, 2 loads 70.00-72.50.

Oat Straw:  Large Rounds, 2 load 40.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 30.00-35.00.

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