In speaking with a few goat/horse owners I know locally as well as in other states, the price per bale is way up from last year (from $7.00 to $8.75 bale) but the quality of alfalfa grass hay is not very good - bales have a lot of thick stems, don't smell good, and are not as good of quality as previous bales have been ( smelled "grassy", not stem filled, nice grass/alfalfa mix.) Some of the bales I've looked at have a white mold-looking coating on some of the pats which I've passed on purchasing. This dilemma has forced me to look at other sources to provide the necessary nutrients, protein and roughage for the new kids. I'm wondering if anyone else has fed their herds/goats ChaffeHaye? From the information I've read and the limited number of people I know who have or do feed Chaffehaye, I've decided to feed the ChaffeHaye in addition to a limited supplemental feeding of Lezpedieza Pellets, mixed with dried raspberry leaves, a few dried corn kernels, a few whole oats, top dressed with Icelandic Kelp with free choice minerals and of course, fresh, clean water. We have 2 small fenced pastures fenced with a lot of browse and a little grass which will not be enough for the small does to sustain themselves on. We are working on fencing and adding larger, fenced pasture with the same over-grown browse and grassy areas so we can eventually rotate the pasture areas to help manage any parasite issues. Until we get the other areas fenced, we will be supplying enough ChaffeHaye to make up for any loss of nutrients from foraging and/or feeding on pastures. What is your experiences feeding ChaffeHaye and what if any supplemental feedings did you provide? I'd love to hear from others and what they are doing to help with the short-comings of alfalfa grass hay these days. I will be feeding 3 Nigerian Dwarf Does, no bucks or weathers to feed yet. Thank you again for any help, input, comments or suggestions you might have!