With my recent decision to feed Alf alfa hay over pellets, I have been scouring the local farms for best quality hay at the most economical prices. I am happy to say, I will be right around $150 for an excellent quality alf alfa hay. :biggrin :biggrin I have been feeding grass hay to my bucks, as I understand it is the most complete food that does not increase risks of u.c. I also understand that alf alfa hay is best for growing kids and milking does because of its high protein, calcium and phosphorus content. Would there ever be a need to feed oat or barley hay? Thanks to the great advice and help of many on this board I will soon start building my hay feeders for the barn and also the pasture. I currently have 3 mini mancha does and 2 bucks, I am looking to pick up two more FB Lamancha does in milk in the spring. How much hay should I plan to feed each day, per MM; per FB Lamancha? Thanks again for the help.