As I'm sure you all have noticed, the goats are horrid wasters of hay...and it drives me totally insane! So I went to the feed store to get a bag of alfalfa pellets ($8.50 for 50#). I started to mix it in with their normal grain ration. Of course, for the first few days they, as if by magick, managed to eat everything except the alfalfa pellets. They are starting to eat the pellets now, but my real question would be this: Do you just keep a big 'ole bucket of alfalfa pellets out so they can have it whenever they want, or do you feed it with the grain rations? And do you still have hay out, or just get rid of hay alltogether when feeding pellets? And, do they actually waste less pellets than hay, or do they still manage to get little alfalfa pellets all over the ground? Just trying (like everyone else) to reduce feed costs. At $9.50 per bail of so-so alfalfa, it's killing me to see all the waste.