Alfalfa cubes?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by greenfamilyfarms, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I cannot find alfalfa in bales here. However, my TSC has it in little cubes (like a square pellet) in 50 pound bags and it's reasonably priced. They say they market it mostly to horse owners.

    Do you think my goats will eat it?
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  2. helmstead

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    Alfordsville, IN
    No, they can't chew cubes. Ask for PELLETS.
     
  3. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

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    We tried the cubes once. The only way they would eat it is if we broke it down into itty bitty pieces - it sure goes a long way that way...lol. But they do love their pellets [​IMG] Problem we have with the pellets is the amount of dust in there. We are probably going to change suppliers....
     
  4. Granolamom

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    Since you haven't bought it yet, don't bother. I purchased a 50lbs bag before I picked up my goats, and THEN found out that they could not chew it. What I do is crush it with a hammer, and then give it to them. They love it like that. Somebody suggested soaking it in water, which I tried as well, but they turned their noses up at it wet. If you only have a few goats, crushing it works (I'll give the rest of it to a friend of mine who has horses, though).
     
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

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    Quote:Yep some pellets are better than others. I've found two suppliers of large pellets which are nice and clean. Just have to shop around.
     

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