I have long resisted my husband's exhortations to purchase round bales (marshmallows) instead of square bales. I give my girl's good quality hay and they show it. He finally prevailed and I agreed to buy a round bale from the goat dairy we bought our babies from last winter. This is the same hay these folks feed their goats. They told me, the first inch or so will be spoiled from the condensation, just peel it off and you're good to go. DH bought TWO bales, and was thrilled (less expensive, less time-consuming to move). I opened one. I was not thrilled. Smells like apples fermenting under a tree. Peel. Peel some more. Keep peeling. Where's the "good" hay? Speckles of white mold throughout. Told dh I am NOT feeding this hay to our goats, and furthermore, I want it OFF of our property immediately! I bought some square bales off my neighbor for that night and morning and we had to get a load of square bales that day. I wouldn't feed that stuff to any critter, not even a beef cow! It's junk! Plain and simple!