I finally found some hay for sale and its orchard/brome/timothy is this good stuff???
OK thanks--The alfalfa is likely cheaper than the orchard grass you bought because it's lower in quality. If it looks like straw, then I wouldn't buy it. Alfalfa should be nice and green on the inside. Sometimes if the bales sit out, they'll become bleached on the outside, but the inside should be nice and green...totally fine to feed that. But if the inside and out is yellow...don't waste your money.
Yes, if you were to take orchard at premium quality and alfalfa at premium quality...alfalfa is a better choice, in my opinion.
Try and convince your neighbors to buy some hay for their wethers...eating only pine needles all winter long is not good for them at all.