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Different country - different "stuff". Bet you've never seen milk come in plastic bags, have you? emoticon

I see people recommending alfalfa pellets for goats all the time - I don't think we get those either. We can get hay cubes, and rabbit feed, nothing in between. Although there are "roughage chunks" which are small hay cubes mixed with grain, for horses.

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I was pretty amazed when I first saw milk in plastic bags, the schools back near Raliegh, NC had milk come that way.

No alfalfa pellets either? Geeze, but, don't ya'll have some wonderful alfalfa hay up there? My goats tried those cubes once, hated them, spit them right out.
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Oh yeah, wonderful hay. emoticon Neighbour around the corner grows the best hay in the area, or so I'm told - it's pretty nice, and reasonable too!

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We have to feed the alfalfa pellets as we can't get good alfalfa hay here and nobody can grow it locially, has to be trucked in and thats expensive. I once went to a goat show locally and they were selling alfalfa hay grown in [sign in to see URL] a bale and it was moldy inside, I got my $ back.

About 2 yrs ago we began feeding the pellets free feed and the goats have done so well on it. Wish I had done that yrs ago. Puts a nice body on them which is important in the show ring and in the milk bucket too.
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It's funny the things you take for granted, isn't it?

I was on a bus tour through the Kentucky Blue Grass country, and a woman from Alabama wanted to know what the pretty blue flowers on the side of the road were. The tour guide didn't know, I said it was chicory, a very common weed up here - she'd never seen it. emoticon

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