If you feed your goats free choice alfalfa pellets and minerals, grain all they can eat on the milk stand, how good does your local have to be? The really great local we got last year will be about $5 second cutting in the field. It is REALLY good hay, very green, not stemmy. My girls got so spoiled by it last year when we ran out of it they wanted nothing to do with the other stuff! Well of course there is cheaper hay out there. (and we are all trying to save a buck!) We picked some up for $3.00 a bail in the field (first cutting, but still pretty ok). And we gave the goats a taste and they liked it (they've been on browse since June so they have forgotten their snobby ways) So should we save a couple bucks per bail and just go with the $3 hay? Will it really make that big of difference if I am feeding the pellets and grain?