Okay, I need some help figuring out a feed question. Is there something in alfalfa that goats need that would not be met by feeding pelleted goat ration? Also, what purpose do beet pulp shreds serve or what advantage is there to adding them to a feeding program? I have Nigerian Dwarf goats; 4 adult does, currently pregnant, 1 wether, and 1 buck (the boys are 8 months old) currently sharing a pen (the boys are in temporarily for breeding). These guys are used for milk and are shown so I want them to be in their best physical condition, not skinny and not overfed or fat. Currently, I feed Purina Noble Goat pellets and free-choice coastal hay. They get a mix of 1 cup each of the Noble Goat with about 1/4 cup (per goat) of black oil sunflower seeds twice a day and have unlimited access to the coastal hay and Purina loose goat minerals. Now, I see that a lot of people add alfalfa pellets or alfalfa hay to this mix...I sometimes feed alfalfa as a treat, but it is not a regular part of their diet. Are they missing out on something important? If I add the alfalfa pellets, how much per goat should I add to their twice-daily ration? Should I subtract some of the Noble Goat and add the alfalfa pellets or just give it in addition to what I already feed? As for the beet pulp shreds, what do they add? How much and how often do you feed of this? I know that if you ask 10 people about goat feed you can get 10 answers, but I just want to try to fine tune my own program so my goats are getting what they need without over-complicating things. Also, many of the feed programs I see seem to be for the large goats so I am struggling with adapting that to my own herd of little Nigi's. Right now, all of my goats seem to be in great shape, nobody is thin or looks overweight, but I want to make sure I am feeding the right nutrients for their internal health.