I have 25 Angora goats. I spend a great deal of time cleaning fleeces. I have an option of feeding pellets VS hay. This would greatly eliminate much of the cleaning. Without the mess of hay I do have gorgeous fleeces. I just finished shearing my winter fleeces. Skirting is going well although I am disappointed with the hay factor. I'm still cleaning up the spring fleeces because of cockle burs. I carefully manage cockleburs in my enclosures but let the goats out to roam this past summer since my husband was out of town for a good deal of the summer and I didn't have the help I normally do. I'd like your thoughts. Someone told me they actually need the hay because of the way their digestive systems work. We also have very picky goats and lose a lot of hay which gets tossed in a compost pile and hauled off to a farmer for his fields. I think the pellets would greatly cut down on waste. I know having a llama would too but my husband doesn't want to hear about a llama....or another buck...or another goat.....a donkey..... :whatgoat: or another dog.........or a horse....you get the picture. I just want beautiful, clean fleeces without all the work twice a year. Any advice from other fiber producers would be greatly appreciated. Blessings! PS Giving up the husband and getting a llama is not an option. The husband builds fence and I don't think a llama could do all the other work around here he does.