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Hay Auction Market Report 10/17/18

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

ATTENTION WESTERN HAY CUSTOMERS FINALLY IT’S OPEN HWY 20 IS NOW 4 LANES ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE

 Receipts 340 tons were sold, The market was steady on damaged and wet hay and fully $20-60/ ton higher on the better end hay, Top was $280/ ton on 3rd crop big squares 191 rfv with the bulk of the big squares selling from $195-255/ ton, Round bales topped at $200/ ton on many load with the bulk of the round selling from $150-195/ ton, straw was lower topping at $46/ big square bale, overall demand was excellent.

Also has most of you know Randy has been dealing with stress fracture in his foot for sometime and will be taking a reduced roll the next few weeks so he can heal up. Dale who has been running the auction with Randy the past 19 years will be running the day to day operations until Randy is back on both of his feet.  So please direct your calls to me and I will be more than happy to answer any of your questions @ 563 581 5119

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

For what it is worth

Had more buyers than bales again today and the market was pushed sharply higher. Demand was overwhelming and has the sale went on the quality went down and the price went up. We saw heat damaged indoor round bales at $195/ ton, grass round bales at $200/ ton and new seeding with weeds at $160/ ton.

Locally the last of the hay has been laid down and the weather just might cooperate to get it made right. The bad news is the hay fields have taken quite a beating from the deluge the last 3 months many older stands are turning yellow and dying off , the new seeding has drowned out and hay supplies barring a miracle in 2019 should be considerably less then the all ready tight supplies of 2018 growing season.

Farmers are more than thankful to get back to the fields harvesting corn its muddy and yes people are getting stuck but everyday it gets better, No beans have been harvested in weeks and a few guys have tried them today reporting moistures from 15-20% the wet ground seems to be hindering drying. Think drought and keep the sunshine coming !

Overload your trucks

It’s that time of year when the governor raises the weight to 90,000 lbs starting Sept 15 for  60 days, So truckers fill them trucks up because the handcuffs are on the DOT for 60 days.