Hay Auction Results

Dyersville Sales Co.
Hay Auction Market Report 9/21/16


 Receipts 500 tons.  The market was mixed, Dairy hay , low end grinding hay and feed it fast (wet) hay were steady but the good dry hay made right was $30-50/ ton higher. top was $185/ ton on 4th crop 190 rfv big squares from Nebraska, Round bales topped at $125/ ton on mixed 3rd crop , Straw was steady under heavy offerings.

Locally the nightmare continues. High humidity and rain about every third day or sometimes even more has made this the most difficult season in years to get hay baled dry, The best success has been from guys cutting hay a head of the rain and not pushing the hay into the mud has been the best chance to get hay baled dry. From now on rain doesn’t effect the hay that is cut down nearly has much as it did in July but farmers need to stop everything if a window opens up to get the last of the hay baled.

Price outlook =for the next several weeks I will be giving my best guesses on what to expect This week =the supply side, it really boils down to three things, dairy hay, hay that got baled dry, and the mountains of wet moldy rotten and grinding hay. dairy hay is scarce at best good dry hay is also hard to find and the hay not made right is a glut and the pipeline is full. I look for prices to range to great extremes this winter, Hay could be as low has $20/ ton and dairy hay could fetch $225/ ton plus, there will be no shortages of low end hay for quite some time and dairy hay supplies are low and don’t look for much in the way of relief until next July. The big question is that mid range dry hay non dairy quality what it worth? Best guess is it will depend on winter weather and how soon the snow hits, An early rough winter would really help and it’s shaping up to be a wet one. Another open mild winter like the last two and this hay is also in trouble so we will wait till mother nature informs us what she has planned.




Hay – Large Square Hay – large Round Hay – Small Square
Supreme Supreme Supreme
 $/ ton
Premium Premium Premium
$190//ton  $/ ton
Good Good  Good
 135-150/ton 95-125/ton  $/ bale
Fair Fair Fair
 80-90 52.50-80  $ bale
Utility Utility Utility
 27.50-50  27.50 -50  $/ 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 $20-26 / bale  $/ bale $ bale
 3×4 $ new crop 35- 46/ bale


Fair $/ bale Fair
$ / bale  $
Corn Stalks – Large Square Corn Stalks – Large Round Corn Stalks – Small Square
Good Good Good
  / bale $ /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
 110-122.50 $35-60
Fair Fair Fair
Grass – Large Square Grass – Large Round Grass – Small Square
Good Good Good $
 80  30-95
Fair Fair $ Fair
Bean Stubble –
large square
Bean Stubble –
large round
Bean Stubble –
large round