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.

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Nov 12, 2018

Receipts:  20 loads    Last Week:  11 loads    Year Ago:  30 loads

Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 135.00.: Large Rounds, 3 loads 125.00-127.50.

Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 145.00-152.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads, 117.50-127.50.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Scarce.

Straw: Scarce.

Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 7 loads 32.50-80.00.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Iowa Hay Summary    Week Ending  August 24, 2018

This weeks lower prices were reflective of the poorer quality hay and straw that was being sold.  Iowa producers could not catch a break and again most of the hay was wet when it was baled.  Top of the line dairy hay, both cow and goat, was being brought in from out of state.  Small square bales were scarce as this size of packaging appeared to be bought straight out of the field rather than hauled to a public sale.

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

Receipts:  95 loads    Last Week:  84 loads    Last Year:  82 loads

Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 2 loads 165.00-170.00.  Good: Large Squares, 2 loads 145.00-150.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads 145.00- 152.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 11 loads 120.00-135.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 2 loads 100.00-112.50; Large Rounds, 13 loads 62.50-115.00.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 140.00-150.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 120.00-137.50; Small Squares, 1 load 142.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 29 loads 90.00-117.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 9 loads 70.00-82.50.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 120.00; Large Squares, 1 load 122.50.  Utility to Fair:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 82.50 -87.50; Small Squares, 1 load 80.00.

Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 105.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 102.50- 110.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 57.50-60.00.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Aug 16, 2018

Receipts:  84 loads    Last Week:  78 loads    Last Year:  86 loads

Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 1 load 152.50.  Good:  Large Squares, 5 loads 130.00-147.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 127.50-137.50. Fair:  Large Squares, 2 loads 120.00-125.00; Large Rounds, 14 loads 112.50-125.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 7 loads 102.50-110.00.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 132.50-145.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 130.00; Large Rounds, 12 loads 115.00-127.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 17 loads 90.00-110.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 80.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 132.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 100.00-112.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 75.00.

Straw:  Large Squares, 3 loads 82.50-100.00; Large Rounds, 8 loads 72.500-100.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 37.50-50.00.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Receipts:  78 loads    Last Week:  90 loads    Last Year:  86 loads

Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 137.50-145.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 3 loads 117.50-125.00; Large Rounds, 11 loads 115.00-130.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 3 loads 75.00-107.50, 1 load very poor 40.00.

Grass:  Good:  Small Squares, 1 load 145.00; Large Rounds, 15 loads 117.50-137.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 18 loads 87.50-110.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 6 loads 60.00-80.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 130.00.

Straw:  Large Squares, 8 loads 87.50-100.0; Large Rounds, 4 loads 100.00-105.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 35.00-50.00, mostly 47.50-50.00.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Iowa Hay Summary    Week Ending  July 20

The quality of second cutting hay continued to exceed the quality of first cutting hay as both first and second cuttings of hay were available across Iowa. Northeast Iowa went nearly the entire week with no rain, which may have been a first for this year.

Although hay cuttings lag behind recent years, yield per acre on hay ground is running ahead of schedule due to consistent rains across the state.

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

Receipts: 81 loads    Last Week:  89 loads    Last Year:  118 loads

Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 loads 150.00; Large Rounds, 5 loads 130.00-132.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 18 loads 112.50-127.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 2 loads 80.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 72.50-102.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 160.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 145.00.  Good:  Small Squares, 1 load 130.00; Large Rounds, 10 loads 115.00-127.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads 90.00-115.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 2 loads 62.00-70.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 127.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load 92.50.

Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 97.50.

Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 95.00-102.50, 7 loads 72.50-87.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 100.00.

Bean Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 45.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 45.00-55.00.

 

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

Receipts: 51 loads    Last Week:  48 loads    Last Year:  54 loads

Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 150.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 155.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 2 loads 115.00-135.00; Large Rounds, 5 loads 110.00-130.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 4 loads 95.00-100.00, 1 load 50.00; Large Rounds, 8 loads 75.00-107.50.

Grass:  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 142.50; Large Rounds, 10 loads 125.00-140.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 4 loads 90.00-122.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 2 loads 80.00-90.00; Large Squares, 2 loads 52.50-60.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 137.50-140.00. Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 90.00.

Straw:  Small Squares, 1 load 2.75.  Large Squares, 3 loads 130.00, 2 loads 70.00-77.50.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 1 load 55.00.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Receipts:  44 loads    Last Week:  91 loads    Last Year:  91 loads

Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 135.00-145.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 2 loads 120.00-130.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 115.00-125.00. Utility:  Large Rounds, 12 loads 92.50-112.50, 1 load 75.00.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 157.50-165.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 3 loads 135.00-140.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 125.00- 130.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load very poor 37.50.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 142.50.

Straw: Large Squares, 3 loads 42.50-60.00; 1 load 135.00.  Large Rounds, 1 load 45.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 45.00-55.00.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, June 14, 2018

Receipts:  91 loads    Last Week:  72 loads    Last Year:  103 loads

Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 155.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 5 loads 132.50-145.00; Large Rounds, 11 loads 127.50-140.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 4 loads 115.00-125.00; Large Rounds, 21 loads 105.00-125.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 102.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 85.00-87.50.  Baleage: 1 load 67.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 160.00-162.50.  Good: Large Rounds, 3 loads 135.00-145.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 20 loads 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 3 loads 110.00-117.50.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 112.50.

Rye Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

Straw: Large Squares, 3 loads 62.50-75.00; 1 load 130.00.  Large Rounds, 2 loads 55.00; 1 load 125.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 45.00-57.50.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, May 24, 2018

Receipts:  56 loads    Last Week:  59 loads    Last Year:  110 loads

Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 4 loads 162.50-177.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 170.00-175.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 137.50-155.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 6 loads 110.00-127.50.

Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 1 load 185.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 11 loads 137.50-165.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads 112.50-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 2 loads 90.00-105.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 135.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 130.00-145.00

Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 30.00.

Wheat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 25.00.

Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 72.50.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 47.50-57.50.