Iowa Milk Goat Numbers Up 2 Percent From Jan ’17

Milk goat inventory in Iowa as of January 1, 2018 was 31,000 head, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Sheep and Goats report. Iowa ranked third in total milk goats. The inventory was up 2 percent from January 2017. Total meat and other goat inventory was 35,000 head, an increase of 9 percent from the previous year.

Iowa milking goats total 31,000 in Jan ’18

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Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Feb 05, 2018

Receipts:  23 loads    Last Week:  30 loads    Year Ago:  43 loads

Compared to last week: No test due to light volume.

Alfalfa:  Fair: Large Squares, 3 loads 117.50-120.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 110.00-115.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 2 loads 97.50.

Grass:  Good: Large Squares, 2 loads 127.50-137.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 137.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 4 loads 117.50-125.00. Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 110.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 92.50-107.50.

Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 90.00-100.00.

Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 37.50.

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