Prices are going up here and my goats waste a TON of hay. I must clean up about 1/2 the bale a week that is wasted! I pay $18 a bale for alfalfa that lasts me 6 days. At the moment they get free choice alfalfa, loose mineral, and 1/4 cup grain a day. I have 2 does and 3 wethers that are pets only. Since its not winter anymore I dont think graining is needed now. Im thinking of going with coastal bermuda hay or timothy alfalfa mix hay with alf pellets and beet pulp and no grain. But if I feed the coastal dont I have to add alfalfa pellets to balance the cal-phos? So if I feed the reccommened amount of 3 pounds per goat thats a ton of pellets at about $13 a bag. I would go through about 2 bags a week! Alot more then alfalfa hay. Do I have to feed 3 lbs per goat? Can I feed 1 cup a day each with beet pulp? Otherwise I guess the best option would be T&A hay and loose minerals only. I read somewhere that some alfalfa is good and very beneficial to all classes of goats. How and what do you feed to keep costs down?