Not going to go into a long story, just the facts this time!
I'm out of hay. Guy a couple miles away is selling a fescue mix for $5 a bale. My guys will eat it, but there's always some hay left on the ground after they're done. I know it's not the best as far as nutrition goes, but all of my guys are healthy and not dreadfully under weight and I figure if we can make it to March when it starts warming up we'll be all right. And dude it's only $5 a bale.
Tractor Supply has Bermuda mix bales for $7.50 a bale. I know it's better for them, and I know for a fact that they won't leave any behind. But it's more expensive.
I can fit 20 bales on my truck, so I'm looking at either $100 flat for the fescue, or $150 plus tax for the bermuda. I know which one is better for them, but in this economy cost is definitely a deciding factor. I'm just not sure if I should spring for the better hay and give them less of it, or go for the cheap hay and worry about them wasting it.