I am paying $75 for a round bale for Bahia...Coastal is considerably more, still a decent price for this part of Texas right now....I keep trying to get husband to haul a truck load home from ND but he don't want to deal with it, don't blame him really..lol
As far feeding round bales never had a problem with mold, the outside is bleached from the weather from sitting outside in a stack yard, but they clean it up. I have always fed big bales, whether I fed with a tractor with a bale spinner or free feed in a feeder. I also have used the half ton square bales and pitched it.
If you ever had feed a few hundred cows with small bales everyday..you begin to despise them...I might be slightly biased.
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.