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    Default Alfalfa cubes or pellets?

    What's the difference other than the pellets are easier to feed?



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    Cubes provide long-stem fiber (defined as 1/4" or longer). Pellets don't.

    Depending on who you ask, cubes should be soaked before feeding. Most people don't soak pellets.

    Depending on where you live, one or the other is cheaper/more accessible.
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    My horse choked on pellets. An overly eager eater can eat the pellets too quickly. We have fed cubes without a problem. The cubes are messy if you feed them wet.



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    I'd say the biggest difference is the long-stem fiber thing. Cubes = long-stem fiber.
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    Thanks for the replies. They both cost about the same for a 50lb bag. I have both because I couldn't make up my mind what I wanted so thought I would see which is better. I"ll go with the cubes.



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    Also depending where you live, you can get alfalfa cubes or other types of hay cubes. We have timothy, timothy/alfalfa, straight alfalfa and sometimes a few other types of hay.



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    I'm using soaked pellets right now. I'm still on my first bag though I'd like to try the cubes but my supplier doesn't carry them
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    I'm south of Houston. I don't know if I can get anything but straight alf cubes. I'll have to ask but alf cubes are all I've seen.



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