Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
South of Tucson, I'm paying $16-18/bale. Bales run 70-100 lbs. An 80 lb sack of hay pellets was just $15 a couple of days ago, which is the cheapest I've paid in a couple of years. Alfalfa hay is cheaper, but I prefer Bermuda.
I'd guess I go thru about 2 bales and 2 sacks of hay pellets a week for 3 horses. My heaviest horse is 850 lbs and none of them work hard. The pellets are more reliable for nutrition, but I think they need actual grass as well. They get fed 3 times/day.
Don't know how those prices compare to Prescott.
I've paid as much as $22/bale. When we got horses 7 years ago, prices ran around $12/bale, but I don't expect to ever see that again. There have been times I've been tempted to grind up dollar bills and feed THAT to the horses...
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