Dyersville Sales Co.
Hay Auction Market Report 1/18/17
TRI-STATES LARGEST HAY AUCTION HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY @11:04AM
Attention buyers = We will no longer be responsible for any hay left on our lot over 7 days. We need you to have it removed because we are entering are biggest selling time of the year and need the space.
Receipts 728 tons. The market was $10- $20/ ton higher Top was 4th crop big squares no test that sold for $215/ ton .Round bales topped at $115/ ton on 3rd crop bulk of the rounds today sold from $67.50-95 Straw was steady to higher topping at $65/ bale.
Todays topic =Wet wrapped hay vs rained on hay baled dry, I get lots of questions about wet wrapped hay and every year more wet wraps are getting made and finding there way to the auction. The benefits are you are able to get a quality product made and not have to worry about the weather , The lactic acid is 3 x higher meaning the digestibility is double or it takes 1/2 the feed, The drawbacks are the expense of wrapping and handling ,you are limited to moving them to auction during cold months mostly Thanksgiving to St Patty’s day time frame and the price you receive doesn’t justify the return, If you are faced with a choice of making wet wraps to sell or letting your hay get rained on then baling it dry you are better off letting it get rained on and baling it dry, Iowa is a grinding state and dry hay even though it was rained on will sell better more times than the wet wraps do. Will wet wraps ever come up in price so producers can get a equal or better return ? The answer is yes the next time we have a hay shortage and prices are sky high more farmers will try them and realize there benefits but until then the market looks to continue to be a buyers market, I would encourage more people to try out a load for yourself and see what little waste there is from wet wrapped hay.
We are approximately 126 days from new crop and 102 days away from going to the pasture,
|Hay – Large Square||Hay – large Round||Hay – Small Square|
|New Seeding – Large Square||New Seeding – Large Round||New Seeding – Small Square|
|$ / ton||$/ton|
|Oat Hay – Large Square||Oat Hay – Large Round||Oat Hay – Small Square|
|$/ ton||$ ton|
|Prairie Grass – Large Square||Prairie Grass – Large Round||Prairie Grass – Small Square|
|Fair||Fair $ ton||Fair|
|Straw – Large Square||Straw – Large Round||Straw – Small Square|
|3×3 $14-29/ bale||$/ ton||$ bale|
| 3×4 $50-65/ bale
|Fair $/ bale$17.50/ bale||Fair|
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|Corn Stalks – Large Square||Corn Stalks – Large Round||Corn Stalks – Small Square|
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|CRP – Large Square||CRP – Large Round||CRP – Small Square|
|Fair||Fair / poor$||Fair|
|Mixed – Large Square||Mixed – Large Round||Mixed – Small Square|
|Grass – Large Square||Grass – Large Round||Grass – Small Square|
|Bean Stubble –
|Bean Stubble –