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Hay Auction Market Report 11/14/18

TRI-STATES LARGEST HAY AUCTION HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY @11:04AM 

ATTENTION WESTERN HAY CUSTOMERS FINALLY IT’S OPEN HWY 20 IS NOW 4 LANES ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE

 Receipts 519 tons were sold, The market was steady Top on large squares was $270/ ton with the bulk selling from $200-222.50/ ton Round bales topped at $205/ ton with the bulk selling from $160-195/ ton, Straw sold from $35-52.50/ large square bale and cornstalks sold from $45-47/ round bale. 

Also has most of you know Randy has been dealing with stress fracture in his foot for sometime and will be taking a reduced roll the next few months so he can heal up. Dale who has been running the auction with Randy the past 19 years will be running the day to day operations until Randy is back on both of his feet.  So please direct your calls to me and I will be more than happy to answer any of your questions @ 563 581 5119

***** All hay stored under a roof must be removed by the following Monday at 12 noon or it will be moved outside to make room for this weeks hay ************************************************************************

For what it is worth

Market was steady demand remains very good supplies are extremely tight, The last 3 weeks our tonnage has been 518,520,and 519 tons. Talked with many famers who have no stalks made and are looking to buy, Hay continues to sell very well.

Locally talked with several famers who are now in the liquidation mode. One cow calf producer said he got $.30/ pound less for his calves this year compared to last and rather than buy the hay he’s selling the cows, Another cow calf operator purchased his last load today because he is selling out at the end of the month.

From the fields the push is on, Farmers taking advantage of the frozen ground to get the mud holes out every standing cornfield has a combine rolling or it seems that way. Still beans out in the field in a few places they are falling out of the pods and moistures are reported at 18-20%. And yes there is a couple fields of hay down. Farmers are realizing the crop is dying and want to get all they can because the stand of hay is not expected to make the winter. Farmers need to get the corn out the stalks are reported to be in very poor condition most just hanging on and a wind combined with snow could really make a mess. Also farmers want the crops out because we are just over two weeks away from Deer season and thinning of the huge herd will be dramatically reduced if the corn is still in the fields.

 

Overload your trucks EXTENDED 11/14/18 GOV. REYNOLDS HAS EXTENDED TO WEIGHT LIMIT TILL DEC. 1st

It’s that time of year when the governor raises the weight to 90,000 lbs starting Sept 15 for  60 days, So truckers fill them trucks up because the handcuffs are on the DOT for 60 days.