Hey gang here in Lower Alabama it seems that alfalfa prices have gone through the roof and we need to make some substitutions. Currently the price for regular alfalfa from Phillips is around 14.50 a bale - wow. My goats are currently eating free choice alfalfa and some phillips goat mix. What are you paying where your at? BTW - regular orchard hay is about 5.50 a bale if you can find it. If I go to pellets how much should I feed them? What is the difference between regular bales of alfalfa and compressed alfalfa? If I use compressed is free choice ok? My heard consists of 10 breed Mini Lamanchas and one full lamancha in milk along with one buck. The all seem to be doing well on the straight alfalfa hay/goat mix. Any nutritional suppliments or suggestions? Not much to graze on in the pasture this time of year although they do seem to love the pecan leaves that are still blowing around.