The Good Shepherd Posted November 17, 2011 Report Share Posted November 17, 2011 As most of you know the draught has really caused a major problem down here in the Southwest as far as hay goes . Semi after Semi stacked with bales is going over to Texas. I was lucky to find "Cow Hay" at 6.50 a bale, the downside the guy only had 100 bales, 50 already spoken for. A friend of mine was not so lucky, he paid 19.00 per 3-string bale (about 80 pounds). From everything I hear its only the beginning, pretty soon even the 2 string bales will go up into the 18-19 dollar range, if you can find some. The "little" people (us, with only a few heads)are being hit hard by this. But the most outrages thing is the ads showing up on Craigs list from Texas - selling the hay back to NM at a premium price . So, we are looking into feeding alfalfa and/or Alfalfa/Orchard Grass pellets. We are told that you should feed about 2 pounds per sheep/goat. Does this sound about right? Is anybody else feeding pellets? Please post your experience with this type of feed, or any other hay replacer. If I remember right there is stuff out there that comes in cube form, wrapped in plastic, its hay that was put in silos and the bagged, when you open the plastic it comes out wet/damp and you feed it out of buckets? Anyone heard of this? Thanks for your advice Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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