Hay Auction Results

Dyersville Sales Co.
Hay Auction Market Report 9/30/15


 Receipts 509 tons. Lite to moderate Fall offerings with fair   demand hay steady .Top on big squares was $145 on 3rd crop Round bales topped at $145/ ton on 3rd crop  alfalfa mixed hay, Straw steady higher up to $45/ big square bale.

Locally the 2015 hay crop has been put to bed harvest is all wrapped up and tonnage has been very disappointing quality has been better than average., Beans harvest is in full swing and corn just getting started.

The low end grinding hay remains in big trouble with feedlots  now closing in on all time record losses the are not getting refilled until the feeder cattle price reflects the cash price. They are pulling in the reins waiting to see where the cattle market lands after the most unexpected and unexplained collapse since the stock market crash of 2009. Where  the stock cow hay and grinding hay prices are going to be this Fall and Winter right now is anybody guess but when the cattle market stabilizes hay prices should start to firm up.

Hay – Large Square Hay – large Round Hay – Small Square
Supreme Supreme Supreme
 $  / ton
Premium Premium Premium
125-145  /ton  $100-145/ ton
Good Good  Good
 90-115/ ton 72.50-90/ ton  / bale
Fair Fair Fair
60-85 42.50-65  $ bale
Utility Utility Utility
 45-60 30-45
New Seeding – Large Square New Seeding – Large Round New Seeding – Small Square
Good Good Good
$ / ton  $65/ton
Fair Fair Fair
Oat Hay – Large Square Oat Hay – Large Round Oat Hay – Small Square
Good Good Good
 $/ ton  $ ton
Fair Fair (poor) Fair
Prairie Grass – Large Square Prairie Grass – Large Round Prairie Grass – Small Square
Good Good  $ Good
Fair Fair $ ton Fair
Straw – Large Square Straw – Large Round Straw – Small Square
Good Good Good
$23-45/bale  $ bale $/ bale
 Fair Fair $/ bale Fair
$6 / bale  $
Corn Stalks – Large Square Corn Stalks – Large Round Corn Stalks – Small Square
Good Good Good
 )$ / bale  $/ bale
Fair Fair Fair
  (poor) $ / bale  $/ bale
CRP – Large Square CRP – Large Round CRP – Small Square
Good Good Good
 $  $
Fair Fair / poor$ Fair
Mixed – Large Square Mixed – Large Round Mixed – Small Square
Good Good Good
Fair Fair 60-85 Fair
Grass – Large Square Grass – Large Round Grass – Small Square
Good Good Good $
 45-75  40-80
Fair Fair Fair
Bean Stubble –
large square
Bean Stubble –
large round
Bean Stubble –
large round