Southern States is the most convenient retailer for me to buy feed from. Each day I feed 1 qt of their Select 12 pellets which is $8.95 for 50# and 2 oz of their EquiMin which is $24 for 25#. I never weighted my quart scoup but guess it's between 1/2 and 1 pound. Even if it is 1# that would be $0.18 for feed and $0.12 for mineral. I also have very good irrigated pasture and feed a mix of good alfalfa and grass hay in the winter. All are easy keepers and I suspect would do just as well without the feed but I like to give them a reason to come see me even on days when we're not riding. I intended to comment on a post about feeding corn the other day but didn't get around to it. As a grain farmer I wanted to feed grains I had on hand and asked the vet when I first got the horses about feeding corn, wheat, barley, or milo, all things I have on hand and feed to cattle and hogs. The vet told me each of these grains was too high in protein or starch and was unsuitable for horses so I'm buying all my grain for the horses. The previous owner of one of my horses said she only fed grain in the winter but the vet told me horses actually expend as much or more energy in the summer swatting flies as they do in the winter keeping warm.