Hay Auction Results

Dyersville Sales Co.
Hay Auction Market Report 1/18/17


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
Supreme Supreme Supreme
$/ ton
Premium Premium Premium
$180-215//ton  $/ ton
Good Good  Good
 $95-135/ton $75-115/ton  $/ bale
Fair Fair Fair
 50-75 50-67.50  $ bale
Utility Utility Utility
 47.50-60  $/ bale
New Seeding – Large Square New Seeding – Large Round New Seeding – Small Square
Good Good Good
$ / ton  $/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
 3×3 $14-29/ bale  $/ ton $ bale
 3×4 $50-65/ bale


Fair $/ bale$17.50/ bale Fair
$ / bale  $
Corn Stalks – Large Square Corn Stalks – Large Round Corn Stalks – Small Square
Good Good Good
  / bale $17.50/bale
Fair Fair Fair
)  $/ 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  65-85 Fair
Grass – Large Square Grass – Large Round Grass – Small Square
Good Good Good $
Fair Fair $ Fair
Bean Stubble –
large square
Bean Stubble –
large round