here, i can get a fifty pound bag of people oats for about twenty seven dollars. with the gas prices, the price went up to that. i just give my animlas my leftovers or what spills or a hanful as a treat. (yes, i do eat a lot of oatmeal) can you buy animal grade oats for cheaper? people around here act like im nuts when i ask. but maybe i just havnen't found the right place to ask.