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Hay Auction Market Report 2/24/21

Dyersville Sales Co. “Making Hay Great Again”

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

New policy for attending the hay auction now in effect. On Wednesdays we will only accept hay from 8am to 9:45 am and we are asking only buyers to attend, We are asking that No children or sellers attend the sale to keep the crowd as small has possible. Buyers can drive through the lot the day before and leave bids or we can order buy for you by calling the auction 563 875 2481 or Dale 563 581 5119 or Randy 563 599 1793, if you have any other questions just give us a call.

ATTENTION WESTERN HAY CUSTOMERS FINALLY IT’S OPEN HWY 20 IS NOW 4 LANES ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE Sioux City to Dyersville is now only 4.25 hrs 

 Receipts 1430  tons were sold the market was  firm to $10/ ton higher on alfalfa grass hay weak to $15/ ton lower., top $260/ ton on 4th crop big squares 180 rfv, Bulk of the big squares with alfalfa sold from $200-240/ ton.  Rounds topped at $210/ ton on 4th crop alfalfa , bulk of the rounds today  from $120-165 / ton Huge crowd again this week.

****** We have a new trucker looking for work Bill Graff has a 53ft trailer give him a call to haul your hay into or out of the hay auction 563 599 3021, He covers Iowa and Wisconsin.

**** Attention cornstalk sellers, bust round bales of cornstalks have no value and should not be shipped to the auction, We highly recommend a minimum of 3 rounds of mesh wrap / bale. Stalks coming to market with only slightly more than 1 round of net will not be unloaded. The key to getting paid is having a bale that will hold together to get back to the farmers’ yard.  Also to avoid blow out bales of cornstalk turn off your PTO before kicking the bale out this will help a lot to prevent ripped bales.

 

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For all your hay needs and questions contact Randy 563 599 1793 or Dale 563 581 5119 they have a combined 44 years of hay auction experience and can help you market your hay or buy for you.

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

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For what it is worth

Today everyone who attend saw one thing that alfalfa is king, Many farmers have decided to switch back to alfalfa from high priced soybean meal in there livestock rations. Today we had 13 loads at or over $200/ ton, Everyone of those loads had the same thing in common all were 100% alfalfa with color made right w/ leaves.

Today  I want to comment on a mistake many hay producers are making. Round bales are getting bigger and heavier and hay producers who skimp on the net wrap are losing money.  Since the beginning of December I have kept track every week of round bales weighting over 1700 lbs. In the past it was a deduction but now it is only a deduction if there is not enough net wrap.  For the guy who put less than 3 wraps those bales don’t hold there form has well and some have blow outs and the buyers worry about getting it back home.  Hennessy Imp in Dodgeville open house is coming up there 64×7000 roll cost $158, that figures out to about 40 cents / round of net wrap. 3 wraps  + on the heavier bales is a must, What we are seeing is a $20-30 / ton deduction or $20/ bale. Spend the $.40 and have a nice looking bale that holds together. it’s the best 40 cents you will ever spend.