I am "paying"(hay is part of my pay for billing hay loads hauled) $100 for approx. 1000+ lb. Grass/alfalfa organic mix square bales. Not that I need organic but we haul organic alfalfa to the dairies in CA and some of the ranches that grow the dairy hay grow the horse hay. The guys have them put a couple of bales on the back trailer and drop them off at my house as needed.
Sometimes I have to get a few small bales(3 string, approx. 100lb.) from town to hold me over until a truck comes by. Alfalfa at Big R runs about $15.50/bale. I can get Sudan grass for $12.80 at the lumber store.
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.