Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Any opinions on the best hay for our little Nigerians?

Locally I am able to get a good Alfalfa-Orchard Mix and at a good price so that's what I give my goats. I used to give them an all Alfalfa mix but it make them fat and spoiled! Too much protein. Especially not good for the bucks. I am curious to what everyone feeds there goats and what is the availability in the locality?
Mary Colman

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Comment by Mary Colman on October 16, 2009 at 8:15pm
I'm paying $4.50 a bale for my Alfalfa/orchard. Most fields around here are fescue and orchard for the cattle. I have fields, but not planted with anything. Someday...
Comment by Elyse Nicholson on October 15, 2009 at 8:50pm
Well, Mary, we grow our own hay here at RDTEE Farms. It is an Clover/Grass/Alfalfa mix - you might remember Deborah posting it about it. We sold some to her over the summer.

Anways, it's got three different types of grass, red clover and alfalfa. The nieghbor harvests it for us - so it only costs about $1.00 a bale. We also have about 10 acres of hay that we harvest, so we have more than we need! It usually sells for $2.50 or $3.00, depending on the amount of clover and alfalfa.

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