Hay and straw were more available this past week in Iowa, but the majority of it was lower quality. Some of the offerings may have been stored for an extended period of time. Prices continue to edge higher as end users continue scramble for both hay and straw to get them through a wetter and cooler spring.
Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Apr 29, 2019 Receipts: 23 loads Last Week: 35 loads Year Ago: 26 loads *** This will be the last Rock Valley Monday Hay Auction Report until Rock Valley reopens Monday Hay Auctions again in November 2019.*** Alfalfa: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 162.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 140.00-155.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 3 loads 125.00. Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 1 load 255.00. Good: Large Rounds, 5 loads 150.00-157.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 3 loads 132.50-140.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 3 loads 110.00-120.00. Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 150.00. Straw: Scarce. Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 1 load 57.50.