Gelding has been free choice grass hay all winter. He was holding his condition well except for this last month.
Last bale and a half got uncovered from the tarp protecting them and isn't fit to be fed to pigs.
Have a week to find hay so it's either:
I can buy hay from the same guy at $50/bale for a crapshoot on quality/weight or buy $145/bale at 1300lbs second cutting alfalfa.
The bales are large squares so I can either set it up to slow feed with a net or just flake off to feed. He is slightly underweight and I wouldn't mind seeing another 50lbs on him but not sure if jumping up to that rich of a forage that quick would be a good idea. Should I go with the lower quality grass until I can find a good mix hay or go ahead and get him an alfalfa bale?