I know there is first and 2nd cut hay, and first cut has more grass and second more alfalfa. How do I tell the difference? :shrug: Also I stick my arm or a metal rod into the center and if it feels hot, that's bad. And that is the sum total of my knowledge! Should I buy a round bale of each, one for pig feed and the other for bedding for pigs and poultry? Or don't pigs need best quality 2nd cut? Didn't Highlands say his pigs prefer the old nasty stuff? Would an old bale from last year be alright for bedding? What's a fair price, which I suppose varies regionally--I'm in central New England. How long woudl a round bale last with two feeder pigs for a month or so, and then one gilt and her babies? I would imagine I'd get the best deal if I buy all I need at once. I need it delivered, too. I'll say one thing for bagged feed--it's easy!