Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
It's $15 for an 80lbs bag of pellets. Also, the bales of hay we get around here are generally 95lbs, not 110lbs. They're still three-string, but they're much more loosely packed. A 95lbs bale used to last my old gelding one week, feeding two flakes per day (one morning and one evening...granted, he was MUCH smaller than Aires).
So, going by your formula, it would be $.18/lbs to feed the pellets and $.21/lbs to feed hay.
As far as him being ravenous, he acts like he is. Any scrap of hay he can find is immediately consumed, whereas before he generally ignored scraps and leftovers, in his stall or out. When I say he's a vacuum when it comes to scraps in his stall, I mean that literally. All the other horses (except my friend's arab mare who will lick the sand clean if you let her) usually have some tidbits and scraps left in their stalls, even the dude string horses who are used for multiple rides almost daily. Aires' stall looks like he never gets fed because it is so clean.
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