Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Apr 15, 2019

Receipts:  35 loads    Last Week:  16 loads    Year Ago:  14 loads

Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Rounds, 1 load 235.00.  Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 200.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 170.00-180.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 140.00-162.50; Small Squares, 1 load 165.00.
Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 135.00-137.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 205.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 150.00-170.00; Small Squares, 1 load 170.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 132.50-145.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 loads 115.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 175.00; Large Rounds 155.00-175.00.

Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 115.00

Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 4 load 45.00-57.50.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Receipts: 17 loads Last Week: 19 loads Year Ago: 24 loads

Alfalfa: Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 157.50. Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 140.00-150.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 125.00-135.00.

Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 4 loads 150.00-180.00. Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 130.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 120.00-122.50.

Alfalfa / Grass Mix: Good: Large Squares, 1 load 145.00.

Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 1 load 77.50.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Mar 11, 2019

Receipts:  19 loads    Last Week: 17 loads    Year Ago: 33 loads

Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 170.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 
3 loads 140.00-150.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 3 loads 127.50-135.00.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 1 load 147.50.  Good: Large Rounds, 6
loads 132.50-140.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 1 load 127.50.

Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 70.00.

Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 112.50.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Mar 7, 2019
Receipts:  49 loads    Last Week:  75 loads    Last Year:  34 loads    

Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 2 loads 175.00-180.00.  Good:
Large Rounds, 5 loads 150.00-162.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads
130.00-145.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 127.50.

Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 5 loads 160.00-180.00.  Good:  Large
Squares, 1 load 157.50; Large Rounds, 10 loads 142.50-157.50.  Fair:
Large Rounds, 1 load 127.50.

Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Rounds, 2 loads 160.00-162.50.
Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 142.50-157.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load
125.00.

Straw:  2 loads Large Squares, 80.00-90.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 62.50-77.50.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Feb 11, 2019

Receipts:  25 loads    Last Week: 26 loads    Year Ago: 21 loads

Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 162.50; Large Rounds, 2 
loads 162.50.  Good: Large Rounds, 6 loads 132.50-157.50.  Utility: Large 
Rounds, 1 load 82.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 140.00-150.00.  Good:  Large 
Rounds, 4 loads 130.00-137.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 3 loads 117.50-
127.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 2 loads 110.00-112.50.

Alfalfa / Grass Mix:  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 135.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 97.50.

Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 1 load 72.50

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Receipts:  53 loads    Last Week:  50 loads    Last Year:  87 loads

Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 1 load 187.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 185.00. Premium: Large Rounds, 3 loads 157.50-175.00. Good: Large Rounds, 9 loads 142.50-157.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 7 loads 127.50-137.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 3 loads 122.50-125.00.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 160.00-175.00. Good: Large Rounds, 10 loads 145.00-157.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 4 loads, 135.00-142.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 115.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed: Good: Large Squares, 1 load 127.50; Large Rounds, load 137.50.

Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 130.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 55.00-62.50.

Iowa Ag News Reports Prices Up In October

The average price received by farmers for corn during October in Iowa was $3.39 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This was up $0.10 from the September price and $0.16 above a year ago.
The October 2018 average price received by farmers for soybeans, at $8.71 per bushel, was up $0.27 from the September price but $0.44 below the October 2017 price.
The October average oat price per bushel was $2.99, up $0.26 from September and $0.20 above October 2017.
All hay prices in Iowa averaged $128.00 per ton in October. This was up $20.00 from the September price and $28.00 above the October 2017 price. The October 2018 alfalfa hay price averaged $135.00, up $26.00 from the previous month and $29.00 above October 2017. The average price received for other hay during October was $117.00 per ton. This was up $14.00 from the September price and $26.00 above the October 2017 price.
The average price for milk was $17.90 per cwt, up $0.50 from the September price but $0.70 below one year ago.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Nov 26, 2018

Receipts:  36 loads    Last Week:  24 loads    Year Ago:  65 loads

Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 165.00. Good: Large Rounds, 7 load 140.00-147.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 6 loads 130.00-137.50.

Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 4 loads 150.00-155.00. Good:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 137.50-145.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 7 loads, 125.00-130.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load, 97.50

Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 140.00.

Straw: Scarce.

Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 6 loads 47.50-52.50.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Nov 19, 2018

Receipts:  24 loads    Last Week:  20 loads    Year Ago:  35 loads

Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 load 130.00-135.00.Fair: Large Rounds, 3 loads 122.50-127.50. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 107.50.

Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 145.00-150.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 4 loads, 117.50-130.50. Utility: Large Rounds, 2 loads, 107.50-115.00

Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Scarce.

Straw: Scarce.

Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 7 loads 50.00-55.00.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

Receipts:  50 loads    Last Week:  45 loads    Last Year:  71 loads

A wider variety of forages was available at the sales around Iowa during the past week. But, like last week, very little of it was scored as Supreme.  As expected, very little top quality hay was baled in Iowa, leaving buyers short handed.  Many buyers are buying on an as needed basis.

Alfalfa:  Premium to Supreme:  Large Rounds, 1 load 185.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 6 loads 140.00-155.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 122.50-127.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 170.00; Large Rounds, 8 loads 140.00-157.50. Good:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 127.50-137.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 15 loads, 105.00-125.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 90.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed: Good: Large Squares, 1 load 127.50; Large Rounds, load 137.50.

Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 1 load 80.00.

Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 102.00.

Bean Stubble: Large Rounds, 1 load 55.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 65.00.