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post #11 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 10:44 AM
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It's all in where you live I guess. Here in Arizona almost everyone feeds straight alfalfa. Grass hay is very expensive.

So I am feeding almost straight alfalfa with just a flake of bermuda here and there for my youngster to try to get him a more balanced diet. I have always heard that if you can get a 50/50 mix of grass to alfalfa that would be close to perfect.

It's kind of funny how what is "normal" depends so highly on where you live. I would love to find a quality alfalfa mix without paying a king's ransom for it. It's the grass that is expensive out west!
This point is always overlooked when people offer advice on diet. Having lived in the western US for most of my adult life, I always have to use alfalfa as a mainstay. This year it is the forage available on a large scale. Economics play a huge role in our choices as I'm paying 2x for alfalfa and if I could find grass, I'd be paying 4x. Do the math on 100 ton.
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This point is always overlooked when people offer advice on diet.
Always?? Sad you didn't read my posts then
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